Camille Burnett PhD, MPA, PHNA-BC, RN, BSN, DSW, FAAN
Associate Professor

Camille Burnett PhD, MPA, APHN-BC, RN, BSc.N, DSW, FAAN is an Associate Professor in the College of Nursing at the University of Kentucky and the Cralle Day Endowed Professor in the Center for Research on Violence Against Women. She also has an appointment as Strategic Advisor for Community Engagement and Academic Partnerships with the Office of the Provost and is Co-director of Integrated Special Populations with the Center for Clinical and Translational Science at UK. She holds research affiliations with the UK Markey Cancer Center and the Center for Health Equity Transformation and is a PAHO regional facilitator with the International Council of Nurses Global Nurse Leader Program.

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 and is a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing.

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. As a public health nurse expert, she critically amplifies 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 one of 30 ICN 2019 global nurse leaders.

Contact Information

Phone: (859) 562-2649

Email: camille.burnett@uky.edu



PhD, University of Western Ontario, 2012
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