Kristine Qureshi

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Associate Professor Kristine Qureshi was selected by the School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene, where she is the director of public and global health nursing.

Qureshi specializes in nursing education and workforce development as well as public health disaster preparedness. She represents the State of Hawaiʻi at the American Pacific Nursing Leaders Council, serves as a technical advisor to the World Health Organization Western Pacific Regional Office for a variety of nursing workforce initiatives, and is working with the Pacific Island Health Officers Association to build capacity for quality care and patient safety in the U.S. Affiliated Pacific Islands.

Qureshi is building the evaluation criteria for global academic standards for nursing and midwifery with World Health Organization and collaborating with Wuhan University in China on disaster nursing research, and capacity building among U.S. Affiliated Pacific Islands nursing leaders for community based participatory research.

“Kris Qureshi exemplifies the best of nursing. She is a successful researcher whose work translates into improved nursing practice on the global stage, ” said Dean Mary Boland. As the director of the UH Mānoa Nursing graduate program in public and community health, she is educating the next generation of nurses competent and capable to inform public policy and improve health in Hawaiʻi

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