Dr. Kristine Gebbie was named Joan Grabe Dean at Hunter College, City University of New York in September of 2009. She served for 14 years as Elizabeth Standish Gill Professor of Nursing and Director, Center for Health Policy at Columbia University School of Nursing where she led multiple research projects related to emergency preparedness, competency-based education, public health practice, and nursing. Her current research continues her interests in public health infrastructure and public health law, and she continues to be a leader in developing the public health workforce for the 21st century.
Previously, Dr. Gebbie has served as National AIDS Policy Coordinator for the White House and the Acting Director of Public Health Strategies for the HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health.
In addition to service in professional societies, she is a member of the Board of Trustees of Lutheran Medical Center, Brooklyn, New York. She is widely published in nursing, public health, and policy journals. Her education includes a BSN from St. Olaf College, Minnesota; MN from UCLA School of Nursing and DrPH from University of Michigan School of Public Health. She is an elected member of the American Academy of Nursing, the Institute of Medicine and the New York Academy of Medicine.