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Bobbie A. Berkowitz

Dean, School of Nursing; Mary O'Neil Mundinger, Dr. P.H. Professor of Nursing; Professor of Health Policy and Management; Senior Vice President, Columbia University Medical Center
Nursing, Public Health
630 West 168th St. MC6, New York, NY 10032

Bobbie Berkowitz is the Dean and Mary ONeil Mundinger Professor of Nursing at Columbia University School of Nursing and Senior Vice President of the Columbia University Medical Center. She holds the title of Professor Emerita at the University of Washington where she was the Alumni Endowed Professor of Nursing and Chair of the Department of Psychosocial and Community Health and Adjunct Professor in the School of Public Health and Community Medicine. In addition, she served as a Consulting Professor with Duke University and the University of California at Davis.

Dr. Berkowitz directed the NIH/NINR funded Center for the Advancement of Health Disparities Research and the National Program Office for the RWJF funded Turning Point Initiative. She joined the faculty at the University of Washington after having served as Deputy Secretary for the Washington State Department of Health and Chief of Nursing Services for the Seattle-King County Department of Public Health. Dr. Berkowitz has been a member of the Washington State Board of Health, the Washington Health Care Commission, the board of the American Academy of Nursing, and chaired the Board of Trustees of Group Health Cooperative.

She currently serves on the boards of the Public Health Foundation and the Visiting Nurse Service of New York. She is a member of a number of Editorial Boards including the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, American Journal of Public Health, Policy, Politics, and Nursing Practice, and as Associate Editor of Nursing Outlook. Dr. Berkowitz is an elected Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing and elected member of the Institute of Medicine. She holds a Ph.D. in Nursing Science from Case Western Reserve University and Master of Nursing and Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Washington. Her areas of expertise and research include public health systems and health equity.

Research & Other Works
Unconventional combinations of prospective parents: ethical challenges faced by IVF providers
How much is a child worth? Providers’ and patients’ views and responses concerning ethical and policy challenges in paying for ART
Linguistic and Cultural Challenges in Communication and Translation in US-Sponsored HIV Prevention Research in Emerging Economies
Pleasing doctors: when it gets in the way
"Post-Residency Disease" and the Medical Self: Identity, Work, and Health Care Among Doctors Who Become Patients
Coercion and undue influence in decisions to participate in psychiatric research – methodological issues
From anonymity to “open doors”: IRB responses to tensions with researchers
How local IRBs view central IRBs in the US
The Ethics Police?: IRBs' Views Concerning Their Power
“Members of the Same Club”: Challenges and Decisions Faced by US IRBs in Identifying and Managing Conflicts of Interest
Preimplantation genetic diagnosis on in vitro fertilization clinic websites: presentations of risks, benefits and other information
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