Tener Goodwin Veenema, MPH, MS, PhD
School of Nursing
Department of International Health
Core Faculty Member
Tener Goodwin Veenema, PhD, MPH, MS, RN, FAAN, is an internationally recognized subject matter expert in disaster nursing and public health emergency preparedness. Dr. Veenema is currently an Associate Professor and Pediatric Emergency Nurse Practitioner at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing and Center for Refugee and Disaster Response at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and President & CEO of Tener Consulting Group, LLC (2006 to present). As President and Chief Executive Officer of the Tener Consulting Group, LLC, Dr. Veenema has served as Senior Scientist to the United States Government, including the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Administration for Children and Families, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Veterans Affairs, and most recently the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). As a subject matter expert on disaster response to the Office of Human Services Emergency Preparedness and Response, at the Administration for Children & Families Dr. Veenema conducted program evaluations on behalf of the FEMA\ACF Disaster Case Management Program from 2009 to 2012. Her decision-support software and information technology applications for disaster response have been presented at conferences around the globe. Her scholarship includes the leading international text in the field, Disaster Nursing: Disaster Nursing and Emergency Preparedness for Chemical, Biological and Radiological Terrorism and Other Hazards (Springer, 3rd Edition, 2013), and two nationally award-winning Disaster e-Learning Courses, Red Cross ReadyRN Disaster and Emergency Preparedness for Health Services (American Red Cross, 2007) and ReadyRN (Elsevier, MC Strategies, 2008). Dr. Veenema received masterâ€™s degrees in nursing administration (1992), pediatrics (1993), and public health (1999) and a PhD in health services research and policy (2001) from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry.
Dr. Veenema's research interests include crisis leadership competence during disasters and health care provider's willingness to work during disasters and public health emergencies. Developed in collaboration with colleagues at the Office of Critical Incident Emergency Preparedness and Response (CEPAR) at Johns Hopkins University Dr. Veenema was lead author of a massive open online course (MOOC) Disaster Preparedness for the Healthcare Provider that reached over 4000 health care providers and students around the globe. See Coursera at https://www.coursera.org/course/disasterpreparedness. Most recently, Dr. Veenema partnered with Unbound Medicine to produce Disaster Nursing, an innovative technology application for the I-phone, I-pad and Android devices to ensure all nurses have access to clinical decision support reflecting current, valid and reliable knowledge and skills guidance for disaster response.
Honors and Awards:
Dr. Veenema serves as a senior scientist on the American Red Cross National Scientific Advisory Council and deputy member for the American Red Cross on the Federal Nursing Services Council (FNSC). She is an elected Fellow in both the National Academies of Practice and the American Academy of Nursing. She currently serves as a member of the National Academy of Medicine Standing Committee for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Division of Strategic National Stockpile, working to develop a strategic plan for the effective deployment of the Strategic National Stockpile during disaster and public health emergency events (2015-2017). Dr. Veenema was the recipient of the 2010 Distinguished Alumni Leadership Award from her alma mater Suffield Academy and the 2012 Certificate of Distinguished Service from the American Red Cross. In recognition of her scholarly efforts she has been awarded the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing Faculty Shining Star Award (2014), the Association of Community Health Educatorâs Award (ACHNE, 2014) and the Johns Hopkins University Global Advising Award (2015). In 2013 Dr. Veenema was awarded the Florence Nightingale Medal of Honor from the International Red Crescent (Geneva, Switzerland), the highest international award a nurse can receive.
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