Janice Unruh Davidson
Dr. Janice Unruh Davidson is a professor for the Master of Public Health (MPH) degree program at Chamberlain University’s College of Health Professions. Dr. Davidson specializes in Bio-Agro Health, Interprofessional Collaboration and Environmental/Rural Health. She brings nearly 40 years of combined academic and practice expertise to her role.
Dr. Davidson started her career as a burn nurse in Wichita, Kansas. As a public health nurse, she worked with selected Kansas health departments doing Kan-Be-Healthy (EPSDT) screenings and ultimately spent nearly ten years working with underserved populations in rural Mississippi and Alabama. She now serves to promote social change with community-based care through the public health service line of the virtual Magnolia Health Clinic.
Prior to joining Chamberlain, Dr. Davidson served as graduate nursing core coordinator at Walden University. Her previous experience includes tenured academic and administrative leadership positions at Mississippi University for Women, Fort Hays State University and Bethel College. Since 2006, Dr. Davidson has owned and operated consulting firms that specialize in healthcare research, informatics, statistical analysis and market research for which she was recognized in 2010 among the American Business Women’s Association (ABWA) Top Ten Women in U.S. Business.
Currently, Dr. Davidson is a nationally-recognized Fellow of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (FAANP), a National League for Nursing (NLN) Academy of Nursing Education Fellow (ANEF), and a Fellow of the National Academies of Practice (FNAP). In addition, Dr. Davidson holds national board certification as a nurse informaticist, family nurse practitioner, nurse executive advanced and nurse educator. Her research has been presented in nearly 100 venues globally, and she has authored more than 40 publications including refereed journal manuscripts, book chapters, administrative studies, monographs and multimedia contributions. Her works have been further cited in over 30 national and international publications.
Dr. Davidson has been recognized with awards for outstanding institutional service, national teaching excellence, quality curriculum consulting for the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (QNONPF), and she has served previously as a national accreditation visitor for both the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education and the NLN Accrediting Commission. She has additional served as a national program evaluator for the NLN Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation (CNEA) and as an appointed member of the NLN CNEA Program Review Committee.
Dr. Davidson holds a doctor of philosophy in nursing from Texas Woman’s University and bachelor’s and master’s degrees in nursing from Wichita State University. In addition, Dr. Davidson earned a doctor of nursing practice in Advanced Practice Leadership from Chamberlain University and is a candidate for the doctor of public health at Walden University.