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Dr. Morrison-Beedy currently serves as the Chief Talent and Global Strategy Officer and Centennial Professor of Nursing at The Ohio State University. In this role she is committed to developing the next generation of nurse leaders and scientists and creating global citizens. She has successfully established student education, faculty research endeavors, and collaborative global partnerships across multiple continents. She holds international distinguished visiting professorial appointments in England, Spain, Philippines, Portugal, Scotland, Italy, Greece, and Thailand. Prior to this, she served as Dean of the University of South Florida College of Nursing and Senior Associate Vice President of USF Health.

As an internationally-recognized nurse scientist, she developed a sexual risk reduction intervention, The Health Improvement Project for Teens: HIPTeens, recognized by the CDC and US Dept. of Health and Human Services as an exemplary evidence-based intervention for HIV/STI and teen pregnancy prevention. As the founder/CEO of HIP4Change, LLC: Health Improvement Programs for Behavioral Change, she is committed to moving research to practice. HIPTeens is now used in community-youth organizations, healthcare settings, and youth program across many states and in community colleges and after-school programs. It reaches some of the most vulnerable and underserved populations of youth and young adults including victims of sexual trafficking, those in foster care, residents of diasporic Afro-Caribbean communities in Canada, and resettled refugee/displaced girls from twelve different countries (Syria, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Myanmar, Burma, Thailand, Eriteria, Kenya, Malaysia, Tanzania, Turkey, Uganda and Afghanistan).  She currently is adapting HIPTeens for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).

Dr. Morrison-Beedy is an elected nursing fellow in the American Academy of Nursing, the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, the National Academies of Practice, and the Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland. She has over 350 published manuscripts, book chapters and abstracts including an award-winning book on intervention research, and has been awarded over $12 million in research funding. In recognition of her contributions, she has received numerous awards for her work including: election into the International Nursing Research Hall of Fame, the Audrey Hepburn Award for contributions to children globally, Adolescent Research Legacy Award (MNRS), Ohio Nurse of the Year by March of Dimes, Florida Top 100 Nurses, the Excellence in HIV Prevention Award and the Excellence in Research Award from the Association for Nurses in AIDS Care, the Excellence in Research award from the Association of Women’s Health Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN), and both the Florida and New York State Distinguished Researcher. She served as faculty for Sigma Theta Tau International Chiron Nursing Leadership Program and Johnson & Johnson Maternal and Child Health Leadership Institute. She was recently recognized with the 2022 Intrapreneur of the Year for global educational innovation.

Internationally recognized as a scholar, administrator, and educator, she has received four Fulbright awards – an administrator award (France), Specialist (Norway, Czech Republic) providing leadership training and research and curriculum development, and a research scholar award (Scotland). Her commitment to international work also resulted in her being one of the first US Certified Global Nursing Consultants with the International Council of Nurses (ICN). Dr. Morrison-Beedy has served as an AACN New Deans Mentor and as expert for the Academic Leadership Competencies of Nursing Deans. She also serves on the Board of Directors for the Friends of the National Institute for Nursing Research (FNINR), as an FNINR Ambassador, and as Editor-in-Chief of Building Healthy Academic Communities.

Dr. Morrison-Beedy received her bachelor’s degree from Niagara University, her master’s degree with a specialization in maternal and women’s health nurse practitioner from the State University of New York at Buffalo, and her doctoral degree at the University of Rochester.

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