Professor and Director Community Health and Economic Development Policy Center
University of Wyoming
Dr. Clarke was a public health nurse for the City of Detroit health department for over ten years and is committed to health policy with a focus on high-risk and underserved populations. Much of her work is focused on the health of communities and how findings from nursing science get translated for public use. She is best known for her work developing the Scope of Practice and Standards for Public Health Nursing and nursing workforce initiatives with Colleagues in Caring. She was elected to the American Academy of Nursing in 2001 and has served two terms on the Fellow Selection Committee. She has served on multiple review panels related to nursing education and nursing workforce initiatives at the Federal level. She is a graduate of the RWJ Nurse Executive Fellowship [1999 Cohort]. She has been involved in community partnerships focused on prevention and community assessment. She is currently funded with a HRSA Advanced Education Nursing grant to expand masters education to rural areas in Wyoming. She teaches nursing and an interprofessional public health seminar.