Nancy M. Short is an Associate Professor at the Duke University School of Nursing in Durham, NC where she has been on faculty since 2003. She is recognized as a Senior Research Fellow with the Duke Health Inequalities Program. She received the School of Nursing’s Distinguished Teaching Award in 2010 and the Outstanding DNP Faculty award in 2010 and 2011. She teaches population approaches to health, health policy, transformational leadership, health economics, and other courses in the Doctor of Nursing practice and Masters of Science in Nursing curricula.
Dr. Short earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a Master of Business Administration from Duke University. She earned her Doctor of Public Health degree with a major in health policy and administration at the University of North Carolina’s Gillings School of Global Public Health. In 2009 she was recognized as an Arnold J. Kaluzny Distinguished Alumnus by the School of Public Health. Dr. Short completed a post-doctoral fellowship as a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellow from 2004-2007. In 2005 she served as a Legislative Health Fellow in the office of U.S. Senate Majority Leader, Bill Frist.
Dr. Short is nationally known as an advocate for public health. She consulted with the UNC Public Health Management Academy to guide teams from the Virginia Department of Public Health in the development of sustainable business plans. She consulted with the UNC Institute for Public Health on international issues related to distance learning. More recently she has served as a member of the Durham County (NC) Board of Health. In 2013, she began a three-year tenure on the Board of Directors of the National Association of Local Boards of Health where she specializes in the development of performance standards for the ~3000 boards of health in the United States.
In 2010, she provided significant consultation on the development of the national Nursing Alliance for Quality care (NAQC) headquartered at George Washington University. Under the auspices of the US Department of State, she delivered leadership and quality management training to a bi-communal (Turk and Greek) program for nurses in Cyprus. She also has experience teaching research methods to health professionals in Moshi, Tanzania. In 2013, she was invited to work with nurse leaders at Fudan University in Shanghai to further the nursing professions’ involvement in influencing Chinese health policy.