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Lifetime Achievement Award



Jacquelyn Campbell, PhD, RN is a Professor at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing and a national leader in research, advocacy and policy development in the field of violence against women and health outcomes. 

She has served as Principle Investigator on 14 federally funded collaborative research investigations through the National Institutes of Health, National Institutes of Justice, Department of Defense, the Department of Justice (Office of Violence Against Women), and Centers for Disease Control to examine intimate partner homicide and other forms of violence against women as well as interventions and policy initiatives to improve the justice and health care system response. This work has paved the way for a growing body of interdisciplinary knowledge about experiences of violence and physical and mental health outcomes, risk assessment for lethal and near-lethal domestic violence, and coordinated system (justice, social services, and health) responses to address intimate partner violence.  She has consistently advocated for addressing health inequities of marginalized women in this country and globally who are affected by experiences of violence.  

Elected to the American Academy of Nursing in 1986, and to the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) (of the National Academies of Science) in 2000, she was the founding co-chair of the NAM Forum on the Prevention of Global Violence. She has served on the boards of five domestic violence shelters and is currently a member of the Baltimore Domestic Violence Fatality Review Committee and the Board of Directors of Futures Without Violence

Major awards include one of the Living Legends of the American Academy of Nursing, Episteme Award from Sigma Theta Tau International (Nursing International Honor Society), the American Society of Criminology Vollmer Award for contributions to justice, as well as one of the original ten, and only nurse, to be named as a Johns Hopkins University Gillman Scholar.

Dr. Campbell has published more than 325 articles, 56 book chapters and seven books, in addition to developing the Danger Assessment, an instrument to assist abused women in accurately determining their level of danger of homicide. The Danger Assessment is also the basis of the Lethality Assessment Program (MNADV LAP) for first responders to assess risk of homicide of domestic violence survivors and connect those at high risk with domestic violence services. In collaboration with Dr. Nancy Glass, originator of myPlan, a decision aid for IPV survivors, she is leading an NIH-funded cultural adaptation of myPlan for immigrant and indigenous women.

Her proudest accomplishments are in mentorship and supporting junior nursing scholars through the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Nurse Faculty Scholars Program, of which she was founding National Program Director. She has mentored hundreds of nursing and interdisciplinary scholars in violence research through a 15-year NIH funded interdisciplinary pre- and post-doctoral fellowship. 

Dr. Campbell earned her BSN from Duke University, her MSN from Wright State, and her PhD in nursing from the University of Rochester.