2024 Global Health Week Keynote Speaker: Dr. Nancy Reynolds

Dr. Nancy Reynolds is the associate dean of global affairs at the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing. Photo courtesy of Johns Hopkins University.

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Tuesday, April 9, 2024 at Noon | Location: Bioengineering Auditorium BE 110/ Broadcast Virtually

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Nancy R. Reynolds, Ph.D., MS, BSN, RN, is the keynote speaker of the 2024 Global Health Week. She delivered her keynote presentation at 12 p.m. on Tuesday, April 9 in room BE 110 of the Bioengineering Building on the Charleston MUSC campus. MUSC Provost Dr. Lisa Saladin will share opening remarks introducing Dr. Reynolds.

Get to know this year's keynote presenter by reading this exclusive Q&A.


Dr. Nancy Reynolds is the associate dean of global affairs at the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing; director, Center for Global Initiatives; co-director, WHO Collaborating Centre for Nursing Information, Knowledge Management; and co-secretary general, Global Network of the WHO Collaborating Centers of Nursing and Midwifery.

Formerly the Independence Foundation Professor of Nursing at Yale University, Dr. Reynolds is a researcher in the field of chronic illness self-management (especially HIV) with over 20 years of continuous funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). She has extensive research experience as PI of multidisciplinary teams and as an investigator with the AIDS Clinical Trials Group and the Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS at Yale University. Her work is focused on development of interventions that use low-cost cellphone technology to bring health care services to vulnerable populations affected by HIV.

In Ghana and India, Dr. Reynolds has implemented programs to improve medication adherence and mental health outcomes of women and children living with the disease. She has a strong leadership background in research development and training of domestic and international pre- and postdoctoral fellows. She has been the director/faculty sponsor of NIH-funded T32, F31, and K training grants, and has provided leadership to global health projects sponsored by USAID, Clinton Foundation, World Bank/JHPIEGO, and Fogarty focused on clinical and research development of interdisciplinary scholars in international settings.

Dr. Reynolds has served as board member on governmental and non-governmental organizations (e.g., Ohio Department of Public Health, AIDS Drug Assistance Program, Yale-China Association), is former chair of the Outcomes Committee of the NIH–sponsored AIDS Clinical Trials Group, and is a member of the WHO Steering Committee for the inaugural State of the World’s Nursing report. She is a member of the scientific review group—HIV special sections—at NIH. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing and the recipient of numerous research awards including induction into the Sigma Theta Tau International Researcher Hall of Fame.