Office: CHHS 449C
Defloris M Baldwin
Office: CHHS 449C
Dr. Baldwin, PhD, RN, FAAN is the Associate Dean/Director of the School of Nursing at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. A former faculty member and Associate Director of the Graduate Programs in the School of Nursing at Georgia State University, she is widely known for her leadership in academe and women’s health. In 2005, Dr. Baldwin was appointed by then Governor Roy E. Barnes to serve as the 1st Executive Director of the Office of Women’s Health for the state of Georgia. An expert in health promotion and women’s wellness, her scientific work addresses the promotion of breast health in older African American women and issues related to early detection and screening and health literacy. Dr. Baldwin is the principal investigator for several studies on the promotion of breast health for older African American women, and has developed a model for encouraging low-income African American women to participate in breast and cervical cancer early detection and screening. She serves on the National Cancer Institute Study section, where she reviews applications for federally funded cancer-related research. Dr. Baldwin has more than 100 invited papers, presentations, and publications in refereed journals.
Dr. Baldwin is a nursing leader who has served on numerous local, regional and national organizations, including the National Action Plan on Breast Cancer, DHHS Office of Women’s Health, Minority Women’s Health Panel of Experts, CDC’s Breast and Cervical Cancer Prevention and Control Advisory Council, and the American Nurses Association, Breast Cancer Multicultural Task Force. She is a former member of the Atlanta Partnership for Breast and Cervical Health, and the Susan G. Komen’s Greater Atlanta Chapter, Board of Directors.
Dr. Baldwin received her BSN from Hampton University, MSN from Emory University, and PhD from Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia. She is an active member of several nursing organizations, and she is a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing and the Executive Nurse Alumni Association of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
Baldwin, D. & Williams, S. (2005). Uncovering homeless African-American women’s understanding of breast health information. Journal of National Association of Black Nurses, 16(1), 24-29.
Baldwin, D., Gaines, S., Wold, J., Williams, A. & Leary, J. (2007). The health of female childcare providers: Implications for quality of care. Journal of Community Health Nursing, 24(1), 1-17.
Olayiwola, I. N., Baldwin, D. M., & Jatau, A. (2008). Strategies to eliminate racial/ethnic disparities in breast and cervical cancer. The Female Patient, Vol. 33, p. 1-5.
Baldwin, D. & Mitchell, S. (2010). Moving breast cancer awareness from margin to center in African American communities using a Women’s Health Navigators Program. International Public Health Journal, 2(2), 125-129.
Sanner, S., Baldwin, D., Cannella, K., Charles, J. & Parker, L. (2010). The impact of a cultural diversity forum on students’ openess to diversity. Journal of Cultural Diversity, Vol. 17(2), 56-61.