Jonas V Nurse Leader Scholar

Erin Whitehouse, MPH, RN

Johns Hopkins University
PhD Student

Erin Whitehouse is currently enrolled in the PhD program at The Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing in Baltimore, Maryland. She earned her masters of public health from University of North Carolina Chapel Hill after getting her BSN at University of Maryland-Baltimore. Her previous nursing experience includes working as a public health nurse in a variety of settings from a refugee camp in South Sudan to a low-income Hispanic preschool in San Francisco. She maintains her nursing practice part time as a pediatric home care nurse. Her goal in pursuing her PhD is to use research to support advocacy for improved health promotion and disease prevention among vulnerable, resource limited populations both in the US and internationally. Her current studies focus on the impact of cardiovascular risk factor multi-morbidity, particularly both chronic and infectious diseases, on patients with multi-drug resistant tuberculosis and HIV co-infection in South Africa. She has been active in the American Public Health Association as a member of the Research Committee and has won numerous academic awards including Margaret Blee-Ruth Warwick Hay Public Health Nursing Leadership Award from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. In addition, she enjoys teaching and plans to focus on nursing education to contribute to the development of nurse leaders and increase nursing’s capacity to improve the health of their communities.