World Renowned Faculty

Our faculty have shaped the world’s view of nursing, integrating evidence-based care into practice in order to meet our social mandate of better health for all people.  Yale faculty work closely with PhD students, mentoring students to develop innovative and rigorous dissertations. Read more about YSN Scientists and Their Work

Meet the PhD Director

Robin Whittemore PhD, APRN, FAAN

Professor of Nursing and PhD Program Director (Full bio.)

Robin Whittemore is a Professor at Yale School of Nursing. She received her BSN from the University of Bridgeport in 1978, a MSN from the University of Connecticut in 1991, and a PhD in nursing from Boston College in 2000. She also completed a post-doc fellowship at Yale School of Nursing from 2001-2003. Robin is also the Co-Director of the National Clinician Scholars Program at Yale. 

Faculty Listing

Joanne DeSanto Iennaco, PhD, PMHNP-BC, APRN, Associate Professor of Nursing and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Specialty Coordinator


Jane Dixon, PhD, Professor

Marjorie Funk, PhD, RN, FAHA, FAAN, Professor

Margaret Grey, DrPH, RN, FAAN, Annie Goodrich Professor

Holly Powell Kennedy, PhD, CNM, FACNM, FAAN, Helen Varney Professor of Midwifery

M. Tish Knobf, PhD, RN, FAAN, Professor, Chair of the Division of Acute Care & Health Systems

Ann Kurth, PhD, CNM, MPH, FAAN, Dean & Linda Lorimer Professor of Nursing

Mark Lazenby, PhD, APRN, FAAN, Associate Professor

Ruth McCorkle, PhD, RN, FAAN, Florence S. Wald Professor of Nursing

Soohyun Nam, PhD, APRN, ANP-BC Associate Professor

Carmen Portillo, PhD, RN, FAAN, Executive Deputy Dean & Professor

Nancy S. Redeker, PhD, RN, FAHA, FAAN, Professor

Lois Sadler, PhD, RN, FAAN, Professor

David Vlahov, PhD, RN, FAAN, Associate Dean for Research

Robin Whittemore, PhD, RN, FAAN, Professor

Julie Womack, CNM, APRN, PhD, Associate Professor