Camille Burnett PhD, MPA, PHNA-BC, RN, BSN, DSW, CGNC, FAAN
Assistant Dean, Equity, Outreach and Social Justice, Associate Professor and Cralle-Day Endowed Professor

Dr. Camille Burnett PhD, MPA, APHN-BC, RN, BScN, DSW, CGNC, FAAN is the Assistant Dean for Equity, Outreach and Social Justice and Associate Professor in the College of Nursing at the University of Kentucky, the Cralle Day Endowed Professor in the Center for Research on Violence Against Women, and the Strategic Advisor for Community Engagement and Academic Partnerships in the Office of the Provost. She is the Co-Director of Integrated Special Populations with the UK Center for Clinical and Translational Science with research affiliations in the UK Markey Cancer Center and the Center for Health Equity Transformation and also leads Community Engagement for the UK United in True Racial Equity (UNiTE) Research Priority Area. She Co-leads the Community Outreach Branch of the UK Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Institutional Strategy, is the Lead of the UK Equitable Economic Development Collaborative CORE and serves as a WHO PAHO Regional facilitator with the International Council of Nurses Global Nurse Leadership Program.

Using a population and public health perspective Dr. Burnett’s leadership and scholarship examines the impact of structural and contextual influences in shaping policy and outcomes to drive structural justice and create health equitable solutions among disparate populations. Her educational certifications and degrees include specializations in nursing, public health and political science. As a public health nurse expert, she has served as a PI and co-PI on several studies that critically amplify structural inequities among vulnerable populations, with an emphasis on abused women and children to underscore the unintended consequences of policies to identify structural opportunities for change.

Dr. Burnett has extensive professional experience within the US and Canadian health care system, in the areas of public health, public health management, research and as a private consultant. She has held provincial public health administrator leadership positions in Canada and academic administrator leadership positions in the US. She has had numerous board appointments locally, nationally and internationally and has had select appointments as a national policy think tank appointee and internationally selected as 1 of only 30 ICN 2019 global nurse leaders. She is also a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing.


Contact Information

Phone: (859) 562-2649

Email: camille.burnett@uky.edu



PhD, University of Western Ontario, 2012
MPA, University of Western Ontario, 2003
BScN, University of Alberta, 2001


Structural and social justice; Health equity, policy and disparities; Intimate partner violence; Violence against women; Critical theory; Intersectionality; Community engagement; Community engaged scholarship; Population and community health


Dr. Camille Burnett's CV