September 19 - 22, 2021
2021 UEDA SUMMIT THEME
Transformation: Forward Thinking in a Changing World
2021 UEDA Summit Speakers
Vice President of Education and Health Equity, Virginia Commonwealth University
Dr. Burnett Dr. Burnett received her PhD from the University of Western Ontario, her Masters at the University of Western Ontario, and her BScN from the University of Alberta. Her longstanding research interests, and her commitment to women’s health issues evident in her endeavors has made her a highly respected leader in the field. She served as the inaugural Academic Director of Community Engagement and Partnership at the University of Virginia from January 2016 until July 2019 when she was hired at the University of Kentucky. In that role, she sustained and expanded community engagement, built and sustained numerous community partnerships, established a donor supported nurse-led clinic in a predominantly black historic public housing neighborhood, and co- founded the Equity Center at the University of Virginia. Dr. Burnett takes a systems view for understanding the process by which structures produce unintended consequences that affect health outcomes for vulnerable women and disparate populations to inform her research, community engagement and service appointments on over 25 local, national and international boards. Dr. Burnett has served as Vice-President for the Nursing Network on Violence Against Women International, as a fellow UVA Center for health policy and has held prestigious appointments on the National Collaboration on Violence, the American Association of Colleges of Nurses policy think tank, and as an International Council of Nurses Global Nurse Leader.