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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University September 6, 2005 | Vol. 35 No. 1
Nurse Researcher Named Institute of Medicine Scholar in Residence

By Lynn Shultz-Writsel
School of Nursing

School of Nursing professor Jacquelyn C. Campbell has been named the American Academy of Nursing/Institute of Medicine/American Nurse's Foundation scholar in residence. Campbell, an IOM member who serves as the Anna D. Wolf Chair at the School of Nursing, is internationally recognized for her research that has documented the physical and mental health effects of domestic violence, including abuse during pregnancy, intimate partner homicide, dating violence and forced sex in intimate relationships.

As an IOM scholar, Campbell will focus on research and policy initiatives to increase public understanding of and attention to how violence against women is significantly increasing the risk of women throughout the world of contracting and dying from HIV/AIDS.

Campbell said that the IOM Scholar-in-Residence program — a yearlong position within the IOM at the National Academies of Science in Washington, D.C. — offers "an incredible opportunity to take my 20-year program of nursing research on domestic violence at The Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing to another level of policy application. I will be able to synchronize the influence of the IOM with my commitment to women's health, the AAN strategic concern for health disparities and ANF support of nursing research to influence research and policy directions around this particular issue and other nursing research priorities."

During her career, Campbell has consulted on violence against women for the World Health Organization, collaborated with the Medical Research Council of South Africa and other international consultations through JHUSON global initiatives and worked with both government and nongovernment agencies, including the National Institutes of Health, the Department of Justice (National Institute of Justice and the Office of Violence Against Women), USAID, the Department of Defense and the Family Violence Prevention Fund. Campbell said she believes these experiences will bring a wealth of potential collaborators to her efforts while at the IOM.

During her tenure as a scholar in residence, Campbell will continue to mentor her doctoral students and serve as a co-investigator on research projects with colleagues from the schools of Nursing, Medicine and Public Health, and with those in other disciplines and organizations. She plans to use her opportunity with the IOM to facilitate these students' and investigators' progress in policy formation activities and to encourage policy agencies to take advantage of their developing expertise.

The IOM Scholar-in-Residence program was created in partnership with the AAN and the ANF and is an immersion experience designed to facilitate nurse leaders in playing a more prominent role in health policy development at the national level. The Institute of Medicine serves as an independent scientific adviser to the nation to improve health and strives to provide advice that is unbiased, based on evidence and grounded in science.


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