Yale University School of Nursing (YSN) Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Associate Professor Barbara J. Guthrie, PhD, RN, FAAN, is one of four new members to the National Advisory Council for Nursing Research (NACNR), the principal advisory board for the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR). NINR Director Patricia Grady formally welcomed Professor Guthrie at the council's meeting on May 19, 2009. Guthrie will serve on the council through 2014.
Dr. Guthrie stated, "This is an honor and privilege. I look forward to working with Institute Director Patricia Grady, Deputy Director Mary Kerr, NINR program officers and staff, and my esteemed council colleagues, over the next five years."
Professor Guthrie is a nationally recognized expert in culturally responsive health-related policies and programs. She received her nursing diploma from the Freedmen's Hospital School of Nursing at Howard University in Washington, D.C.; her bachelor's in nursing from Boston University; her master's in family health nursing from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh; and her doctorate from New York University. Prior to her position at Yale, Guthrie was an associate professor at the University of Michigan (U-M), where she served as associate director for the NINR-funded training center, Women's Health Disparities: Interdisciplinary Training. She also was an associate faculty researcher in the U-M Institute of Social Research, Program for Research on Black Americans. Guthrie's research has focused on health promotion and risk reduction programs for adolescent girls from diverse ethnic, social, and environmental backgrounds. Guthrie is widely published in nursing and interdisciplinary journals.
National Institute of Nursing Research, a component of the National Institutes of Health, supports clinical and basic research to establish a scientific basis for the care of individuals across the lifespan. Members of the council are drawn from the scientific and lay communities, embodying a diverse perspective from the fields of nursing, public and health policy, law, and economics. The council conducts a second level of review of grant applications that have been scored by scientific review groups. The council meets three times a year to provide recommendations on the direction and support of the nursing, biomedical, social, and behavioral research that forms the evidence base for nursing practice.
NINR supports basic and clinical research that develops the knowledge to build the scientific foundation for clinical practice, prevent disease and disability, manage and eliminate symptoms caused by illness, and enhance end-of-life and palliative care. For more information about NINR, visit www.ninr.nih.gov.