July 9, 2012

Two faculty named fellows in American Academy of Nursing

Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing faculty members Christine Savage and Elizabeth “Betty” Jordan have been named fellows in the American Academy of Nursing for 2012.

Savage and Jordan are among 176 nursing leaders from across the United States chosen for one of the most prestigious honors in nursing. Academy fellows hold a variety of positions including university presidents, chancellors and deans; association executives; state and federal political appointees; hospital chief executives and vice presidents for nursing; nurse consultants; and researchers and entrepreneurs. Savage and Jordan will be inducted Oct. 13 at the academy’s 39th Annual Meeting Conference in Washington, DC.

Savage, a professor and chair of the Department of Community Public Health, has worked in addictions within a public health context for the majority of her career. As a maternal child health nurse in Visiting Nursing Organizations in the 1970s and 1980s, she became interested in the role alcohol and drug use played in increasing vulnerability in certain populations, especially women. She has conducted funded research related to alcohol use during pregnancy and to management of health for the solitary homeless adult, and has recently been engaged in research related to nursing education in alcohol.

Jordan, an assistant professor and director of the School of Nursing’s baccalaureate program, is internationally recognized for her clinical expertise in maternal and newborn outcomes research, practice and education. She is the associate director of the Johns Hopkins University Global Mobile Health Initiative, which is recognized as the go-to place for the development, implementation and evaluation of, and interdisciplinary education related to, the practice of medicine and public health supported by mobile devices. Jordan assisted with designing, implementing and evaluating “text4baby,” the first mobile health information program in the United States. She maintains a clinical nursing practice with the Baltimore City Health Department, reviewing infant and fetal deaths, and aspects of prenatal care for women in the community.