About Us

Georgetown University School of Nursing & Health Studies houses a diverse and dynamic research portfolio on topics that cover the health spectrum.

Faculty members pursue research and scholarly inquiry through the school's five academic departments: Advanced Nursing Practice, Health Systems Administration, Human Science, International Health, and Professional Nursing Practice.

Funding Organizations

Faculty investigators receive funding from a variety of agencies. Example of past and current funders are:

  • National Institutes of Health
  • U.S. Army Research Office
  • U.S. Department of Defense
  • U.S. Department of State
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Health Resources and Services Administration
  • The Visiting Nurse Association of Fox Valley
  • The Vitality Group
  • The Commonwealth Fund
  • Glaucoma Research Foundation
  • National Vulvodynia Association
  • American Health Assistance Foundation


Example areas of faculty focus include child and maternal health, mental health, veterans health, neglected tropical diseases, HIV/AIDS, emergency preparedness, nursing workforce, genetics, environmental health, exercise physiology, cancer, and microbiology, health policy, acupuncture and stress, forensics, and health care quality.

Faculty members publish findings from their work in journals that span the health disciplines. Samples are Health AffairsThe Lancet, the Journal of Advanced Nursing, the American Journal of Public Health, Nature Medicine, PLOS ONE, Health Services Research, the American Journal of Nursing, and the Journal of the American Medical Association.