October 7, 2019

CEO of Partners in Health, Sheila Davis, to Visit UW


November 14th, 2019  at HUB 250
Poster viewing 2:30 – 3 pm, Presentation 3 – 4 pm


Picture of CEO of Partners in Health, Sheila Davis

Dr. Sheila Davis is the Chief Executive Officer at Partners In Health (PIH). Previously, she served as Chief of Clinical Operations and as Chief Nursing Officer, where she oversaw nursing efforts as well as supply chain, medical informatics, laboratory, infrastructure, and quality improvement activities. Starting in 2014, she served as the Chief of Ebola Response as she led PIH’s response efforts during the West Africa epidemic.  She has been a nursing leader in the field of HIV/AIDS since the mid-1980s and served on the National Board of the Association of Nurses AIDS Care (ANAC).  She entered the global health arena in 1999 responding to the global HIV pandemic working in a number of countries. She was the co-founder of a small NGO that worked in South Africa and Boston from 2004-2010 on health projects, including a rural village nurse clinic. Dr. Davis is a frequent national speaker on global health and clinical topics including HIV/AIDS, the Ebola epidemic, leadership in public health, and the role of nursing in human rights.

Dr. Davis received her BSN degree from Northeastern University in 1988, her Masters in Nursing degree as an Adult Nurse Practitioner in 1997 and her Doctorate in Nursing Practice with a concentration in global health in 2008. Both of her graduate degrees are from the MGH Institute of Health Professions.  Dr. Davis was a faculty member at the School of Nursing at the MGH Institute of Health Professions for 4 years and an Adult Nurse Practitioner at the MGH Infectious Diseases outpatient practice for over 15 years. Currently, she is Adjunct faculty at the UCSF School of Nursing and an affiliate member of Ariadne Labs. She was inducted as Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing in 2008 and in 2009 was inducted as a member of the inaugural class of 12 Carl Wilken’s Fellows working on anti-genocide global efforts as part of the Genocide Intervention Network.

Dr. Davis will join the Center for Global Health Nursing as part of UW Global Month, a university-wide initiative to highlight UW’s global impact, networks, and community. She will be speaking on the importance of advocating for nursing in global health with real-life cases from her work with PIH and will talk about the evolution of the organization. The event will also highlight student nurses and the global impact they have made while at the UW.

This is an event you don’t want to miss!

A huge thank you to our partners who supported the Center for Global Health Nursing for this event: I-TECH, UW Population Health Initiative and the UW Department of Global Health.