Tener Veenema, PhD, MPH, MS, RN, FAAN
School of Nursing
Department of International Health
Tener Veenema PhD, MPH, MS, RN, FAAN is an internationally recognized expert in disaster nursing and accomplished researcher, member of the American Red Cross National Scientific Advisory Board and an elected Fellow in the National Academies of Practice, American Academy of Nursing and Royal College of Surgeons Ireland. Dr. Veenema is editor of Disaster Nursing and Emergency Preparedness for Chemical, Biological and Radiological Terrorism, 4th Ed., the leading textbook in the field. She was awarded the Florence Nightingale Medal of Honor (IRC, 2013) the highest international award in Nursing, Fulbright U.S. Scholar Award (2017) and 2018 Distinguished Nurse Scholar-in-Residence at the National Academy of Medicine.
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.
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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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