Elizabeth Sloand, PhD, CPNP, FAAN
Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing
I am humbled, honored, and excited to receive the Audrey Hepburn Award for Contributions to the Health and Welfare of Children. As a pediatric nurse practitioner and nurse educator, I have had the privilege of working with children and families throughout my career to improve their health.
Elizabeth Sloand has been dedicated to the care of under-served and low-income children throughout her career. Her work as a nurse educator, scholar, and pediatric provider focuses on uninsured and under-insured children and youth in the US and Haiti. She currently is the primary care provider in an urban clinic for children ages 0 – 21, many of whom live in vulnerable circumstances. In addition, she has traveled to Haiti routinely for many years, providing episodic primary and preventive healthcare to impoverished rural families. She mentors nursing and nurse practitioner students who participate on the medical teams as part of their training in primary care and community health nursing. Dr. Sloand teaches graduate nursing students in pediatrics and public health. She is a nurse researcher with scholarly projects in the areas of infant nutrition, asthma management, and innovative preventive care. Her publications appear in scholarly nursing and public health journals.