Harnessing the Power of Nursing to Build a Healthier World: A Conversation with Stephanie Ferguson
Dr. Ferguson is a global healthcare consultant with more than 35 years of experience designing, implementing and evaluating health-related strategic plans and programs. As founder of Stephanie L. Ferguson & Associates, LLC, she has worked in 100+ nations as a technical advisor, consultant and facilitator for theWorld Health Organization (WHO) and the International Council of Nurses (ICN). For WHO, she develops initiatives to strengthen and evaluate global health care delivery, population health outcomes and health professional education and services. At ICN, she directed the Leadership for Change Program and the ICN-Burdett Global Nursing Leadership Institute in Geneva Switzerland. Dr. Ferguson was a White House Fellow from 1996-97 with President William Clinton and Dr. Donna E. Shalala at the Department of Health and Human Services. She is the President of the White House Fellows Foundation and Association. She serves on the Bon Secours Mercy Health System Board of Directors and its Strategy and Finance Committee. She is an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine, where she serves on its Nominating Committee and she was an appointed member of the Consensus Study on Global Health and the Future of the USA. She is an elected member of the American Academy of Nursing, where she is the chair of its National Policy Mentoring Council with the Jonas Foundation. She is also an elected member of the National Academies of Practice. She is a Consulting Associate Professor at Stanford University. For Stanford she is faculty in the Bing Stanford in Washington Program. She teaches global health, global health security, international diplomacy and health affairs, women’s and children’s health and community and mental health. She has received numerous awards for her work in global health. She holds a PhD from the University of Virginia (UVA), a Master’s degree.