Barbara Sattler, RN, DrPH, FANN
Over the course of her career, the University of Maryland School of Nursing’s Barbara Sattler increasingly came to see that the places where people work and live affect their health. She works with communities with high concentrations of industrial pollution to try to better residents’ lives. She also takes nursing students into pollution-plagued communities to show them how they can bring environmental-awareness to their future health practice.
Dr. Barbara Sattler is a nurse, an Associate Professor at the University of Maryland School of Nursing, and the Director of the Center for Occupational and Environmental Health and Justice there. The center focuses on community-based strategies to address environmental health issues and is training nurses in issues such as Brownfields and Superfund sites, drinking water, and indoor air quality. Dr. Sattler was also involved in supporting an Environmental Justice Youth Council which worked with Baltimore City high school students to identify health risks in their own communities. Dr. Sattler holds a Diploma in Nursing from the Pilgrim State Hospital School of Nursing, Brentwood, New York, a B.S. from University of Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland, and an M.P.H. and DrPH. from the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health.
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