David Allen to Lead Nursing and Health Sciences Program

August 29, 2012

CONTACT: Laura Mansfield, (425)-352-5406, lmans@uw.edu

Bothell, Wash. – David Allen, Ph.D., is the new director of the Nursing and Health Studies Program at the University of Washington Bothell. 

Allen takes the helm as the Nursing and Health Studies Program expands its mission to include a focus on global and public health. Next fall, the program will introduce a new bachelor of arts degree in health studies.

Before joining UW Bothell, Allen was the chair of the gender, women & sexuality studies department at the University of Washington, where he focused on the relationship between health care and political oppression.

 “David has a distinguished career as a scholar, teacher, and administrator,” says Dr. Susan Jeffords, Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs at UW Bothell. “He has earned the admiration of his colleagues across the University of Washington Seattle campus for his commitments to student learning, faculty development, interdisciplinary scholarship, and an inclusive model of leadership.”

Allen holds undergraduate degrees in both English and nursing. He began his academic career studying theatre, but transitioned to the study of nursing. He holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in nursing from the University of Wisconsin, with a specialty in dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Iowa.

He will begin employment at UW Bothell September 1, 2012.

About UW Bothell:  The University of Washington Bothell provides an internationally and nationally-ranked university experience that inspires innovation and creativity. With more than 30 degrees, options, certificates and concentrations, its curriculum emphasizes close student-faculty interaction, interaction and critical thinking. UW Bothell builds regional partnerships, inspires change, creates knowledge, shares discoveries and prepares students for leadership in the state of Washington and beyond. For more information, visit www.uwb.edu.