Contact Information

Preventive Medicine and Biometrics: Faculty

Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
Department of Preventive Medicine and Biometrics
4301 Jones Bridge Road
Bethesda, Maryland 20814-4799
Building E , Room 1008
Phone: (301) 295-1142

Gloria Ramsey, Associate Professor, Graduate School of Nursing, Department of Preventive Medicine and Biometrics

Dr. Gloria Ramsey

Associate Professor, Graduate School of Nursing,
Department of Health, Injury, and Disease Management (DHIDM)
Associate Professor (nominee), School of Medicine,
Department of Preventive Medicine and Biometrics
Director Community Research Engagement
USU Center for Health Disparities




USU Center for Health Disparities Research
Dr. Tracy Sbrocco (PI)
Role: Director Community Research Engagement

"Joining Forces WITH State, Local & Community Partners: Improving End of Life Care"
Recovery Act Limited Competition: NCMHD Community Participation in Health Disparities Intervention Research Planning Phase (R24) (Unfunded)
Role: PI


  • GSN 51322: Ethics and Policy in Federal Health Systems
  • PHD 81224: Ethics, Legal and Health Policy Issues
  • PMO 991: Ethics in Public Health
  • MSII: Medical Ethics (Guest Lecturer)
  • PHD 81403: Qualitative Research Methods (Guest Lecturer: "Community-Based Participatory Research")
  • PHD 81693: Health Disparities and Social Determinants of Health (Guest Lecturer: "Health Care Reform: Update on Federal Efforts to Improve Access to Care for Racial & Ethnic Minorities")

    Masters in Healthcare Administration and Policy (MHAP) (Guest Lecturer: "To Blame or Not to Blame:
    Medical Errors and the "Just Culture")
    Walter Reed Army Medical Center Short Medical Ethics Course

Areas of Expertise

  • End of Life Care
  • Health Disparities
  • Community-Based Participatory Research
  • Engagement of African Americans and Faith Communities
  • Recruitment and Retention of Minority and Women in Research Study
  • Intersection of Research and Policy to Improve Health
  • Improving Health Status and Outcomes
  • Ethical Issues in the Care of Older Adults
  • Research Ethics
  • Nursing Ethics

Selected Recent Publications

Hinton-Walker, P., Padden, D., Ramsey, G. "Interdisciplinary and International Initiatives," in Ellis, Y & Raines, D (Ed). Nursing, Health Promotion and Health Policy, Philadelphia, PA: F.A. Davis Company, 2011.

Weld, K. K., Padden, D., Ramsey, G., Bibb, S.G. "A Framework for Guiding Health Literacy Research in Populations with Universal Access to Healthcare." Advances in Nursing Science, 31(4), October, 2008.

Mitty, E., Ramsey, G. "Advance Directives: Protecting Patients' Rights," in Zwicker, D. (Ed.) Geriatric Nursing Protocols for Best Practice, New York: Springer Publishing Company, 3rd Ed, 2008.

Ramsey, G., "Nurses, Medical Errors, and the Culture of Blame." Hastings Center Report, 35(2), March-April, 2005.

Professional Activities

  • Member: National Naval Medical Center Ethics Committee
  • Member: USU SOM Health Disparities Curriculum Reform Task Force
  • Selected: Fellowship American Academy of Nursing
  • Member: Diversity and Inclusivity Task Force
    Nominated and Elected: Fellows Selection Committee
  • Appointed: State of Maryland Advisory Council on Quality Care at the End of Member Life
  • Board Member: National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization
    Member, Veteran's Advisory Council on End of Life Care
  • Board Member: National Association of Social Workers' Foundation
  • Board Member: American Bar Association Commission on Law and Aging (Nominated and Selected Commissioner)