Jonas V Nurse Leader Scholar

Cherie Conley, MHS, BSN

Duke University
PhD Student

My career in health care has spanned over 15 years and has included working as a community health educator in Baltimore, managing chronic disease prevention programs for corporate audiences in the Southern United States, researching women’s health in Zimbabwe, and studying and participating in health policy formation in Venezuela and Raleigh. For the past 10 years, I have worked as a registered nurse in the cardiovascular unit of various hospitals around the country. After working in so many communities, I wanted to find out why there are such vast differences in the health knowledge and burden of disease that different populations around the world experience. Currently, I am a first year student in the PhD program at Duke University where I am exploring low-cost, community-based solutions to combat health disparities.