IDEA Advisory Group

The Eastern Nursing Research Society (ENRS) Board has appointed an Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility (IDEA) Advisory Group to provide counsel to the ENRS President and Board to further advance inclusion, diversity, equity and accessibility across the organization as it relates to its mission to promote innovative nursing science and its vision to promote health through nursing science. The IDEA Advisory Group will provide input and perspectives on all aspects of the 2020-2023 strategic plan and give recommendations to integrate these important social justice values into our organization, research, and scholarly work in a meaningful way to make a difference in promoting health among people from all backgrounds and experiences. 

Led by Chair Dr. Lisa Lewis, Associate Professor of Nursing, Calvin Bland Fellow, and Assistant Dean for Diversity and Inclusivity at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, the IDEA Advisory Group is comprised of a cadre of nurse scientists, scholars, leaders, and experts from diverse backgrounds and experiences representing our membership in public and private academic and clinical institutions across our region. We are most grateful for their willingness to serve in this important role.


Associate Dean for Diversity & Inclusivity, Faculty Director, College Houses & Academic Services and Gregory College House, Associate Professor of Nursing and Africana Studies 
University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing
Executive Director
Institute for Patient Care at Massachusetts General Hospital

Manager for Neuroscience/Stroke Unit; Adjunct Instructor
NYU Langone Health Brooklyn
NYU Meyers College of Nursing


Rudin Professor of Nursing & Associate Dean for Research
Hunter College

Associate Professor
University of Pittsburgh


Associate Dean & Professor Advanced Practice and Clinical Practice
Rutgers University


Associate Professor
George Washington University
Clinical Assistant Professor
UMass Amherst
Director, Nurse Research
The Valley Hospital