Theresa A. Thomas Professor of Nursing and Professor of Public Health Sciences
University of Virginia School of Nursing
Pamela is the Theresa A. Thomas Professor of Primary Care Nursing and Professor of Public Health Sciences at the University of Virginia (UVA). She is Coordinator of the Public Health Nursing (PHN) Leadership track and Acting Coordinator of the Health Systems Management (HSM) track of the MSN Program. Dr. Kulbok is Secretary of the Board of a community non-profit organization, Common Ground Healing Arts. She serves as the American Nurses Association representative to the Quad Council of PHN Organizations. Dr. Kulbok is a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing (AAN) and currently serves as Lead Co-Chair of the AAN Expert Panel on Environmental and Public Health. She recently served on the expert panel of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing / Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Cooperative Agreement. She was a member of the American Public Health Association, PHN Section workgroup to revise the Definition of Public Health Nursing (2013) and was Co-Chair of the American Nurses Association (ANA) workgroup that revised the Public Health Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice (2013). Dr. Kulbok was principal investigator on several research grants including an inter-professional, cross-institution, three-year project funded by the Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth: Partnering with Rural Youth and Parents to Design and Test a Substance Use Prevention Program. She was co-director of the Nursing Leadership in Rural Health Care, advanced education nursing (AEN) training grant and an AEN grant in PHN and HSM Leadership. These grants led the UVA School of Nursing in the provision of quality, distance education for nurses living in rural areas of the South. In recognition of contributions to the health of the residents of Southwest Virginia, Dr. Kulbok was an Inaugural Faculty and Faculty Fellow, Healthy Appalachia Institute, UVA's College at Wise, National Network of Public Institutes. She was an invitee to the RWJF Forum on the Future of Public Health Nursing. She completed a four-year term on the ANA, Congress of Nursing Practice and Economics and was a contributor to Nursing's Social Policy Statement (2010). She is on the editorial boards of Public Health Nursing, the Journal of Nursing Measurement, and the Online Journal of Issues in Nursing. Dr. Kulbok also contributed to the Association of Community Health Nursing Educators (ACHNE) position papers on graduate education for public health nursing. She is a past president of ACHNE and past member and Chair of the Quad Council of PHN Organizations. She was a recipient of the UVA School of Nursing Distinguished Professor Award and the UVA USEMS Outstanding Teaching Award. Prior to her appointment as faculty at UVA, she was faculty at The Catholic University of America and the University of Illinois at Chicago where she directed public health nursing AEN training grants. She completed a post-doctoral traineeship in Psychiatric Epidemiology at Washington University, St. Louis, MO. She earned her master's degree in community health nursing and her undergraduate degree from Boston College and her doctoral degree from Boston University.