Advisory Council

Having recently developed our mission and framework, it was clear the next phase of our work required input and guidance from our community. The charge of the Advisory Board is to consider and make recommendations regarding DUSON's diversity and inclusion efforts. The Advisory Board will contribute their unique experiences and perspectives periodically reviewing policies, making recommendations about initiatives, helping DUSON achieve the diversity and inclusion goals as outlined in the Office of Diversity of Inclusion Framework.

The Advisory Board will also provide guidance and direction in the understanding of historical and current nondiscrimination laws, access and equity for program planning in higher education institutions.

Advisory Council Minutes

DUSON faculty, staff and students can view the minutes from our Advisory Council meetings with your netid login. Visit minutes page.

Meet Our Advisory Council


Lacrecia Bell, MSN, RN

Clinical Nurse Educator
Phone: (919) 613-9584
Office: 3284 Interprofessional Education Building

Michael P. Cary, PhD, RN

Associate Professor

Michael Cary, PHD, RN, joined the DUSON faculty in August, 2012. He has over eight years of nursing experience in long-term care, rehabilitation, and community health settings. Dr. Cary earned a BS in health services administration with a double minor in business administration and health information systems from James Madison University, and his BSN and MSN degrees (health systems management concentration) from the University of Virginia. He completed his PhD at University of Virginia School of Nursing in 2012.

Dr. Cary's dissertation research project, “Inpatient Rehabilitation Outcomes among Medicare Hip Fracture Patients”, which was funded by the National Institute of Nursing Research, lays the foundation for future work focusing on quality measures for rehabilitation, coordinated care and the comparative effectiveness of different post-acute care settings. While completing his doctoral studies, Michael gained experience in teaching both undergraduate and graduate students in the classroom as well as in online learning environments. He is co-teaching Nursing Care of Older Adults and Their Families in the ABSN program during the fall semester, and will teach this course again in the spring.

Phone: (919) 613-6031
Office: 3134 Pearson Building

Christian R Falyar, DNAP, CRNA

Assistant Professor

Christian R. Falyar, DNAP, CRNA join Duke University School of Nursing August 1, 2018 and is a member of the Clinical Health Systems and Analytics Division. Christian comes to Duke as an experienced staff anesthetist previously practicing at Great River Health Systems, a regional medical center serving a community of approximately 100,000 from southeast Iowa, northeast Missouri and western Illinois. He also held an adjunct faculty appointment in the Department of Nurse Anesthesia at the University of Iowa and Middle Tennessee School of Anesthesia’s Acute Pain Fellowship. Before moving to Iowa, Christian was an Assistant Professor at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), where he coordinated the regional anesthesia program from 2013-2015. Prior to his full-time faculty appointment, Christian served as affiliate faculty and on-site student clinical coordinator for VCU and Georgetown University. Christian lectures extensively on ultrasound-related anesthesia topics and has coordinated the open ultrasound-scanning lab at the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) annual congress. He has been published in many leading nurse anesthesia focused peer-reviewed journals. In 2011, he created VAULT ( a forum where CRNAs can discuss and network about the latest trends in ultrasound-guided anesthesia procedures - he also maintains the website, presenting the latest in evidence-based practice. Christian received his Associate of Science in Nursing from Shenandoah University in 1991 and his Bachelor of Science in Nursing from West Virginia University in 1995. He completed the VCU nurse anesthesia program in 2009, and received the Faculty Research Award for his work in ultrasound physics. The next year, he received his Doctorate in Nurse Anesthesia Practice from VCU, and received the AANA Foundation Program Director’s Award for Outstanding Research in Ultrasound-Guided Regional Anesthesia. Christian received a post-doctoral fellowship award from the AANA Foundation for his research evaluating the effects of general anesthesia on regional blood flow to the brachial artery in the cubital fossa. In 2009, Christian retired from the Air National Guard (ANG) after twenty-one years of service and attaining the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. For the final five years of his career, he served as the Chief Nurse of the 192nd Fighter Wing, and was the senior ranking nurse in the Virginia ANG.

Phone: (919) 684-9347
Office: 3037 Pearson Building

Keysha Hall

MSN Senior Program Coordinator
Phone: (919) 684-9289
Office: 2027 Pearson Building

Chloe Hayim

Higher Education Analyst
Phone: (919) 613-2413
Office: 4133 Pearson Building

Jacquelyn M McMillian-Bohler, PhD, MSN, BSN, CNM, CNE

Assistant Professor


Jacquelyn McMillian-Bohler joined Duke University School of Nursing on December 1 as a member of the Healthcare of Women and Children Division. Prior to joining Duke, Dr. McMillian-Bohler was on faculty at Spalding University in Louisville, Kentucky where she served as the lead maternal newborn educator in the pre-licensure program. In addition to those teaching responsibilities, she was the Program Director of the BS in Health Science Program. Her clinical background includes staffing in labor and delivery and working with women and families in a full-scope nurse-midwifery practice. She has worked with at risk populations in South Carolina, Nashville and Louisville, and is the PI of a March of Dimes grant on Centering Pregnancy. Dr. McMillian-Bohler received a BSN from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, a MSN in Nurse-Midwifery from Vanderbilt University, and a PhD in Nursing Education from Villanova University. With the goal of understanding how teachers create powerful learning experiences in the classroom, her research interest is focused on exploring the concept of master teachers. Her notable recognitions include the Alumni Award for Clinical Achievement from Vanderbilt University for her work with migrant workers and pregnant teens in rural South Carolina, the American College of Nurse-Midwives Vanderbilt Nurse-Midwifery Faculty of the Year, and the Kentucky African American Nurses Association Educator of the Year Award. She is also Jonas Scholar alumnus.


Phone: (919) 684-9541
Office: 2119 Pearson Building

Bebe Mills

Director of Student Services
Phone: (919) 684-9151
Office: 3276 Interprofessional Education Building

Katherine C. Pereira, DNP, RN, FNP-BC, ADM-BC, FAAN, FAANP


Kathy Pereira is Director of the Doctor of Nursing Practice program and holds dual appointments as Assistant Clinical Professor at the Duke School of Nursing and Nurse Practitioner in the Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Nutrition of the Duke University Medical Center. She is a Fellow of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners and the American Academy of Nursing.

Dr. Pereira earned her BSN at the University of Virginia, her MSN in the Family Nurse Practitioner program at the Duke University School of Nursing, and her DNP at the Duke University School of Nursing. She has considerable experience in the clinical care of patients with complicated diabetes, and is board certified in Advanced Diabetes Management. Her areas of interest include diabetes care, polycystic ovary syndrome and global health.

Phone: (919) 684-4244
Office: 3055 Pearson Building

Susan Ray

Director of Institutional Research
Phone: (919) 684-9340
Office: 4132 Pearson Building

Nanika Rhodes

Building Support Services Coordinator
Phone: (919) 681-0751
Office: 1012 Pearson Building

Angela Richard-Eaglin, DNP, FNP-BC, CNE, FAANP

Assistant Professor

Angela Richard-Eaglin, DNP, FNP-BC, CNE, FAANP, joined DUSON’s faculty on August 31, 2016. She leads the VA Nursing Academic Partnership in Graduate Education program. In this role, she is responsible for veteran-centric content and clinical education within the Adult-Gerontology Primary Care NP major of the master’s program. She serves as faculty in the residency program being developed with the VA for newly certified Adult-Gerontology Primary Care NPs and has a clinical practice there. Richard-Eaglin is a member of DUSON’s Healthcare in Adult Populations Division.

Richard-Eaglin received her BSN in 1994 from Northeast Louisiana University in Monroe, Louisiana; her MSN from Southern University and A&M College in Baton Rouge in 2001; and in 2015 she completed her DNP in Executive Leadership from Loyola University in New Orleans. As a board certified FNP, she has over 15 years of experience in primary care and urgent care settings. During her career as an FNP, she has worked with patients across the lifespan and in various leadership roles. Richard-Eaglin takes great pride in serving all patients and their families, especially underserved populations. Notably, her work was instrumental in establishing and managing a mobile health clinic following Hurricane Katrina while also providing patient care for residents of a travel trailer park for Katrina victims.

Prior to Duke, Richard-Eaglin was an assistant professor in the BSN program at Southern University and A&M College, with more than a decade of clinical teaching experience including as an NP student preceptor. She was also in practice as an FNP with Volunteer Health Corps, providing care for under- and un-insured individuals.

Phone: (919) 684-9380
Office: 3151 Pearson Building

Susan M. Schneider, PhD, RN, AOCN, ACNS-BC, FAAN

Associate Professor

Dr. Schneider is Associate Professor and serves as faculty lead for the graduate oncology specialty at the School of Nursing. She received her doctorate in nursing from Case Western Reserve University, her Master of Science degree from Texas Woman’s University, and her BSN from the University of Akron. Dr. Schneider has extensive experience in pediatric and adult oncology nursing. She holds certification as a clinical nurse specialist and as an advanced oncology certified nurse. Prior to joining the faculty at Duke University, Dr. Schneider taught in the oncology program at Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University, and was a clinical nurse specialist at University Hospitals of Cleveland. She is professionally active in a number of nursing organizations. She has chaired the American Cancer Society Peer Review Committee on Scholarships and Professorships in Oncology Nursing, served as a member of the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) national board of directors, and is an immediate past president of ONS. Dr. Schneider has received both the Excellence in Cancer Nursing Research and Excellence in Cancer Nursing Education Awards from the Oncology Nursing Society and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing. Dr. Schneider's research interests include management of symptom distress in cancer patients, the use of distraction interventions to enhance coping, and the use of tailored protocols to promote chemotherapy adherence.

Phone: (919) 684-9240
Office: 3051 Pearson Building

Glenn L. Setliff, MTS, MBA, CISSP

Director, Information Technology
Phone: (919) 684-9533
Office: 3130 Pearson Building

Diana Staples

Senior Director of Development
Phone: (919) 668-6054
Office: 4150 Pearson Building

Dori Steinberg, PhD, MS, RD

Associate Professor


Dr. Steinberg joined Duke University School of Nursing on January 1, 2018. She started at Duke in 2012 as a Postdoctoral Fellow with the Duke Obesity Prevention Program and transitioned to Research Scholar at the Duke Global Health Institute in 2014. Prior to joining DUSON she was an Assistant Research Professor of Global Health and Associate Director of the Duke Global Digital Health Science Center. Her research focuses on digital health interventions for weight control, dietary change, and chronic disease management among adults. Dr. Steinberg spent 15 years working in the field of obesity research, both as a clinician and researcher. During her time at Duke, Dr. Steinberg has been a co-investigator on seven successfully funded grants from NIH and Duke. Her work has been featured in the Journal of the American Medical Association, JAMA Internal Medicine, and The American Journal of Public Health, as well as in mass media. She was recently awarded a K12 career development grant as a Duke BIRCWH Scholar and as part of this award is currently conducting a trial testing how to best leverage commercial smartphone applications to improve adherence to national guidelines for dietary management of hypertension for women. Dr. Steinberg earned her B.S. in Nutrition from the Cornell University, her M.S. in Public Health from Harvard University, and a Ph.D. in Nutrition from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is also a Registered Dietitian and completed her dietetic training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital.


Phone: (919) 613-9439
Office: 2055 Pearson Building

Diane Uzarski, DNP, MPH, RN

Chief of Staff
Phone: (919) 613-9782
Office: 4137 Pearson Building
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