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Deborah Busch is an Assistant Professor at Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing and is the Program Coordinator of the Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Primary Care Program.

Dr. Busch has practiced in the pediatric primary care settings providing acute, well, and lactation care and she has practiced both in the United States in the acute-care and community settings as well as globally while in the Peace Corps, Nepal, and medical missions to Haiti as a PNP. Along with her clinical practice and academic teaching responsibilities, Dr. Busch has been an active preceptor to both nursing and nurse practitioner students for over twenty years. Her clinical and research specialty area focuses on high-risk breastfeeding dyads, pediatric public health, and incorporating pediatric competencies, and lactation simulations into nursing curriculums.

She is active in several pediatric National, State, and local agencies including most recently as the elected president of the Maryland Chapter of NAPNAP. She has volunteered to serve with the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO), NAPNAP National Professional Issues Committee, and the Maryland Department of Health Advisory Commission on Immunizations to name a few. She has received several awards in her nursing career and most recently was the recipient of the 2022 NAPNAP Presidential Commendation Award.


Deborah Busch


Assistant Professor

Johns Hopkins University


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