Sheila Davis, DNP, ANP-BC, FAAN

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  • 2012 Fellow
    Sheila Davis

Chief of Ebola Response, Chief Nursing Officer

Partners In Health

Boston, MA


Dr. Sheila Davis is the Chief Nursing Officer and the Chief of Ebola Response at Partners In Health (PIH) an international non-governmental organization currently working in 12 countries  to provide comprehensive health care and emergency relief to over 4 million people in very low resourced settings globally .  In September of 2014, Sheila was asked to lead PIH's Ebola effort and is currently overseeing all aspects of the emergency response. Sheila has been a nursing leader in the field of HIV/AIDS since its emergence in the mid-1980's and served on the National Board of the Association of Nurses AIDS Care (ANAC) in a variety of roles.  She entered the global health arena in 1999 when she began working for Partners AIDS Research Center as part of Massachusetts General Hospital on community outreach and HIV treatment efforts in South Africa. Partnering with global nursing colleagues, she co-founded a small NGO that worked in South Africa and Boston from 2004-2010 on health projects including a rural village nurse clinic and urban vulnerable children feeding program.

Shelia received her BSN from Northeastern University in 1988, her Masters in Nursing as an Adult Nurse Practitioner from the MGH Institute of Health Professions in 1997, and her Doctorate in Nursing Practice with a concentration in global health in 2008 also from the MGH Institute of Health Professions.  Currently in addition to PIH, Sheila is an Adult Nurse Practitioner at MGH Infectious Diseases outpatient practice.

Inducted as a Fellow into the American Academy of Nursing in 2008, Sheila  is a frequent national speaker on topics such as global health, clinical issues including HIV/AIDS and role of nursing in human rights. In 2009, Sheila was inducted as one of the inaugural class of 12 Carl Wilken’s Fellows working on anti-genocide global efforts as part of the Genocide Intervention Network. Sheila has published in number of domestic and global journals and is on the editorial board of the Health and Human Rights: An International Journal.  Sheila has been working at Partners In Health since October of 2010.