Camille Hamilton, PhD, MPH, RN, CMSRN

Lecturer in Nursing

Yale School of Nursing



Dr. Hamilton is a Jamaican-born Registered Nurse. She is a dedicated and enthusiastic educator who seeks to share her knowledge with her students while learning from them. She embraces culture and teaches with the understanding that culture as an integral component of learning and pedagogy.

Dr. Hamilton holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing Science (Ph.D.) from The Graduate Center, City University of New York. A Masters in Community Health Nursing and Masters in Public Health (Dual degree MS/MPH) from Hunter Bellevue School of Nursing, City University of New York. A Bachelor of Science BS in Nursing from St Francis College, Brooklyn, NY and a Diploma in Nursing from The University Hospital of the West Indies, Kingston, Jamaica, W.I. She also holds a certification as a Certified Medical Surgical Registered Nurse (CMSRN).

She is a member of the American Nurses Association, American Public Health Association, Sigma Theta Tau (Omega Nu Chapter) and the Academy of Medical Surgical Nurses

Research Interests

Dr. Hamilton is passionate about the profession of nursing and the delivery of nursing care across ethnic groups. She holds a keen interest in the health care and management of minority and immigrant groups. She seeks to bridge the gap between research and health care delivery specific to these individuals through her knowledge of research and skills of primary care delivery.

Her doctoral research on “The Lived Experience of Spirituality in the lives of Caribbean men”, demonstrates her love of culture, cultural practices and values that hold great significance in the health outcomes of patients.

Selected Publications/Presentations


Hamilton, Camille A. O., “The Lived Experience of Spirituality in the Lives of Caribbean Men” (2019). CUNY Academic Works.


Hamilton, C. (2019). The Lived Experience of Spirituality in the Lives of Caribbean Men: A Qualitative Phenomenological Research Study. Podium Presentation at Lehman College School of Nursing Catherine Alecia Georges Research Day 2019, Lehman College, The Bronx, New York.