Dr. Donna Biederman joined the Duke School of Nursing faculty as an Assistant Professor in September, 2013. She earned her associate's degree in nursing at Yavapai College in Prescott, Arizona, in 1992. She completed her BSN and MN (Communities, Populations and Health concentration) at the University of Washington, Tacoma in 2004 and 2006 respectively. Her Master’s research focused on social determinants of health and HIV/AIDS in subSaharan Africa. In 2012 she earned a DrPH with an emphasis in community health education from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Her dissertation research focused on the perspectives of homeless women on their experiences and interactions with service providers.
Before her faculty appointment, Dr. Biederman was a Community Health Clinical Nurse Educator in the ABSN program. She has firsthand experience in the community health clinical and classroom settings and nursing experience in acute and community-based care. She will co-teach a number of courses within the community health component of the ABSN program.