"I am a community health nurse, and I've always been interested in community issues. When I first started nursing school, there had always been disparities in health care in minority communities. I wanted to make a difference. As a research scientist, I felt I could make some contributions to improve those disparities in terms of cancer prevention and early detection. If we know what works and what doesn't, we can increase community capacity so people can take care of their own health needs."
Kathleen Russell, RN, BSN '73, MSN '79, PhD '93