Stephanie Ferguson, PhD, RN, FAAN, is Director of the Harvard Global Nursing Leadership Program and Professor of the Practice of Health Policy and Management, Department of Health Policy and Management at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
Dr. Ferguson has worked in 100+ nations as a technical advisor, consultant, and facilitator for preeminent global health entities including the World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Council of Nurses (ICN). Based in Geneva Switzerland for 10+ years, she directed the ICN Leadership for Change Program, the ICN-Burdett Global Nursing Leadership Institute and served as an ICN Consultant for Nursing and Health Policy. Dr. Ferguson worked for more than 20 years at WHO headquarters and regional offices where she developed strategic plans and initiatives to strengthen nursing and midwifery services and evaluate global health care delivery systems, population health outcomes, health professional education, and leadership programs. Dr. Ferguson is an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine, the American Academy of Nursing, and distinguished practitioner and fellow in the National Academies of Practice.