The Public Health Nursing Section of the American Public Health Association has awarded Lisa A. Campbell, DNP, RN, PHNA-BC, alumna of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) College of Nursing, its 2017 Public Health Nurse Creative Achievement Award, which recognizes an individual’s exceptional and creative contribution to public health nursing administration, education, practice, or research. Dr. Campbell is the chair of the Public Health Nursing Section of the organization.
Dr. Campbell is currently a professor in the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Nursing in Lubbock, Texas.
“As a public health nurse leader, I am constantly thinking about new ways to approach complex issues and improve population health,” said Dr. Campbell. “I have applied this approach as a public health department director, consultant, educator, advocate, and citizen. It is an honor to receive this award.”
Dr. Campbell has a long list of innovative and notable contributions to public health practice, education, research, and policy. She teaches in the Doctor of Nursing Practice program. Her teaching focuses on population health, epidemiology, and health policy. Dr. Campbell also formed a consultation company to work with communities to evaluate their services and strategic plans, and to improve population health. She previously served as the director of two county health departments in Texas.
Additionally, Dr. Campbell is very involved with county, state, and national leaders to foster community engagement, nursing practice excellence, and development of academic and community partnerships with a special policy interest in environmental health nursing.