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Linda L. McCreary, PhD, RN, FAAN

Associate Dean for Global Health

Co-Director, PAHO/WHO Collaborating Centre for International Nursing Development in Primary Health Care

Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Health Systems Science

Contact

Building & Room:

1160 NURS

Address:

845 S. Damen Ave., MC 802, Chicago, IL 60612

Office Phone Voice:

(312) 355-3446

About

Linda McCreary is a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Nursing, Associate Dean for Global Health, and Co-Director of the PAHO/WHO Collaborating Centre for International Nursing Development in Primary Health Care. She teaches global health leadership at both undergraduate and graduate levels and serves as research mentor to numerous DNP and PhD students and international post-doctoral visiting scholars.

Dr. McCreary has been a co-investigator on three previous NIH-funded studies testing a peer-group HIV prevention intervention for health workers, community adults and youth, and family caregivers of those living with HIV in rural Malawi. She is currently a co-investigator on a NIH-funded study to test a Community Implementation Model to strengthen community capacity to roll out and sustain an HIV prevention program in Malawi. With colleagues in India, she is engaged in collaborative research into HIV-related stigma from the perspectives of nursing students, other healthcare workers and community adults. She has been part of the HRH Rwanda program since the beginning, 6 years ago, and is now proud to be the UIC lead on this project.

Selected Grants

United States - India Educational Foundation, Building an Effective Partnership for Nursing Education and Research to Address Public Health in India, Principal Investigator

Ministry of Health of Rwanda, Rwanda Human Resources for Health Program, Principal Investigator

NIH National Institute of General Medical Sciences, Bridges to the Doctorate for Minority Nursing Students, Principal Investigator

NIH National Institute of Nursing Research, A Community-Based Implementation Model for HIV Prevention and Testing in Malawi, Co-Investigator

NIH National Institute of Nursing Research, Group Antenatal Care: Effectiveness for Maternal/Infant and HIV Prevention Outcomes and Contextual Factors Linked to Implementation Success in Malawi, Co-Investigator

Notable Honors

2017, HIV/AIDS Educator Award, Association of Nurses in AIDS Care (ANAC)

2014, Fellow, American Academy of Nursing

2012, Beverly J. McElmurry Award for Contributions to International Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International, Alpha Lambda Chapter

Education

2001-2004 Postdoctoral Trainee in Primary Health Care Nursing Research, University of Illinois at Chicago
2000 Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Nursing Science University of Illinois at Chicago
1993 MS, Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing University of Illinois at Chicago
1973 BSN, Nursing Science University of Illinois at Chicago

Licensures and Certifications

1973-present Illinois Registered Professional Nurse License (active)

Professional Memberships

2015-present American Public Health Association
2014-present American Academy of Nursing
2014-present American Nurses Association
2014-present Council for the Advancement of Nursing
2003-present Association of Nurses in AIDS Care
1994-present Midwest Nursing Research Society
1973-present Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, Alpha Lambda Chapter (Chapter President 2005-2007)