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Safiya George is Dean, Professor, and Helen K. Persson Eminent Scholar at the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing at Florida Atlantic University. She is a Fellow of the National Academies of Practice and the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.

Dr. George is nationally recognized for her research on HIV/HIV risk, cognition, spirituality, and health disparities that has been funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, National Institutes of Health, Templeton Foundation, and others. Previous projects evaluated the impact of case management on HIV outcomes; a statewide HIV-advocacy program on HIV-related policy decision-making and a telehealth group intervention to address depression and substance use in HIV. Her current research uses artificial intelligence and machine learning to predict short and long-term COVID-19 outcomes.

She is a leader in nursing education and clinical practice and previously served on the international board of directors of Sigma. She led a team that developed several innovative programs, including a Nurse Engineer dual BSN/MS in Artificial Intelligence program, telehealth certificate, and a Health Equity Nursing Scholars Program. In collaboration with the directors and board, she co-leads the college’s nurse-led state-designated Memory and Wellness Center and Community Health Center, which is a Federally Qualified Health Center Look-A-Like where she also practices.

Dr. George earned her PhD and MSN degrees from Emory University and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Duke University in religion and health.


Safiya George


Dean, Professor and Helen K. Persson Eminent Scholar

Florida Atlantic University


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