Hartley Feld PhD, MSN, RN, PHCNS-BC
Assistant Professor, Chair of Global Health

Dr. Hartley Feld received her PhD from the University of Kentucky in 2018 as a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Future of Nursing Scholar. Dr. Feld also received her Masters of Science in Nursing from the University of Kentucky in 2007 in Community and Public Health Nursing. She is ANCC board certifiied as a public health clinical nurse specialist and a Fellow in the Center for Inter-Professional Education. Dr. Feld is currently an Assistant Professor and teaches Community and Public Health Nursing in the Undergraduate program and leads experiences to learn from and improve the health of vulnerable populations in Kentucky and globally.  Dr. Feld is also the Chair of Global Affairs, with a focus on student engagement in global health. She co-leads the Inter-professional Global Health Course every spring, with students across the health colleges and remotely from Quito, Ecuador. Dr. Feld has been leading service-learning experiences to Santo Domingo, Ecuador as part of Shoulder to Shoulder Global since 2009. She also serves on the Shoulder to Shoulder Global Executive Council and promotes numerous global opportunities for nursing students through Education Abroad.  Her research and clinical interests include: upstream determinants of Maternal and Child Health, global health, social and structural determinants of health, gender-based violence, life-course theory, GIS, and health equity. She is also an active member of the Perinatal Research and Wellness Center team.

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PhD, University of Kentucky, 2018
MSN, University of Kentucky, 2007
BSN, Loyola University Of Chicago, 1999


Maternal & child health, global health experiences for undergraduate nursing


Dr. Hartley Feld's CV