Carol J. and F. Edward Lake Term Clinical Professor, Department of Systems, Populations and Leadership, School of Nursing
Professor, Health Behavior and Health Education, School of Public Health
The author of two books and over seventy journal articles, Dr. Brush uses a community based participatory research (CBPR) approach to promote health and reduce health inequality among vulnerable community-based populations. She is currently leading a 5-year study of longstanding CBPR partnerships and developing an instrument to measure factors contributing to partnership success. In addition, she is conducting ongoing research with homeless families in Detroit to test the use of narrative interventions in improving trauma disclosure and help seeking and reduce homelessness recidivism. An advanced practice nurse (APN) and historian, Dr. Brush has also been part of a longstanding team designing APN care delivery models and measuring their outcomes in nursing home settings. She examines important issues in nurse workforce development and capacity building and is a leading expert on international nurse migration. Her participation on national and international committees and boards has informed policies on the ethical recruitment of nurses, practice regulations to ensure nursing practice safety and quality, and improvements in health delivery. She obtained her Ph.D. in Nursing from the University of Pennsylvania.