Gloria Ramsey, JD, RN, FAAN

Gloria C. Ramsey, JD, RN, FAAN

Name: Gloria C. Ramsey, JD, RN, FAAN

USU Department of Primary Appointment: 
Ph.D in Nursing Science Program
Faculty Lead, Ethics, Leadership & Policy Option
Faculty Rank: 
Associate Professor
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD
Office Phone: 
(301) 295-1142




Gloria Ramsey, JD, RN, FAAN, is an Associate Professor in Nursing, in the Daniel K. Inouye Graduate School of Nursing, and has a secondary appointment in the School of Medicine, Department of Preventive Medicine and Biostatistics, Global Health Division, at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (“USU”), in Bethesda, Maryland. She serves as faculty lead in ethics, health policy and leadership concentration for the PhD nursing science program. The focus of her contribution is the development of ethics and policy curricula for the School of Nursing and helping to create an intra and inter-professional curriculum across schools at USU. Her university-wide educational contributions include teaching bioethics, research ethics, public health ethics, and health policy to inter-professional military, public health and civilian graduate students in PhD, DNP and Master’s programs. Recently, her academic and experiential subject matter expertise were recognized by her selection to the USU Center for Military Medical Ethics initiative. Gloria has also been very involved with the continuing education and training in the military health care setting through her contributions to the WRNMMC Ethics Committee; annual Ethics Symposium; and serve as faculty member for the Medical Ethics Short Course; and the End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium (“ELNEC”) program as an ELNEC Core and Veterans Trainer (one of 60 full-time faculty trained in the US).

Gloria’s engagement in bioethics education and interdisciplinary research and scholarship around advance care planning and end-of-life care goes beyond Federal service and has had national impact expanding more than two decades. She has provided leadership to a variety of national policy projects focusing on advance care planning and end of life care for African American patients and families; and persons with disabilities including APPEAL (A Progressive Palliative Care Educational Curriculum for the Care of African-Americans at Life’s End) Duke University Center for End of Life Care; The Hastings Center Guidelines on End-of-Life Care, updated, and expanded its historic publication, Guidelines on the Termination of Life-Sustaining Treatment and the Care of the Dying (1987); and the American Bar Association Advancing Legal and Medical Collaboration in Advance Care Planning between legal and clinical experts.

Dr. Ramsey has extensive experience in working with racially and ethnically diverse populations to engage faith community participation in clinical research; and partnering and collaborating in conducting community-based health disparity interventions. She was recruited to USU and its NIH funded Center for Health Disparities because of her expertise in community-based participatory research and has continued to serve on committees and grants as both a scientist/scholar and consultant. She was appointed by Maryland’s governor to serve two terms on State of Maryland Advisory Council on Quality Care at the End of Life; and she also served on the American Bar Association Commission on Law and Aging; Board of Directors for the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, immediate past member of its Diversity Advisory Council; National Association for Social Work Foundation; Pfizer Pharmaceuticals Fellowship in Health Disparities Academic Advisory Board; Tuskegee University National Center for Bioethics in Research and Healthcare Black Bioethicist Taskforce; and invited member Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing leaders in Nursing Ethics Summit, A Blueprint for 21st Century Nursing Ethics,

Gloria’s national recognition and professional service appointments in the nursing profession include: appointments with the American Nurses Association Code of Ethics Taskforce; American Nurses Association Code of Ethics Revision Professional Issues Advisory Committee; Co-Chair American Academy of Nursing Diversity & Inclusivity Committee, and member Fellow Selections Committee; and currently serves on the American Academy of Nursing Cultural Competence and Health Equity, and Bioethics Expert Panels. She is a Distinguished Practitioner of the National Academies of Practice, and Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing.