Skip to main content

Baernholdt Joins Carolina Nursing as New Associate Dean of Global Initiatives

August 1, 2019
School of Nursing

Marianne Baernholdt joined the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Nursing today as the new associate dean for global initiatives.

An international scholar, Baernholdt has dedicated her career to teaching and mentoring students and junior faculty in leadership, quality and safety. She is an experienced primary investigator and co-investigator on several federal grants, and her research focuses on how quality of care is defined and factors affecting quality of care in global rural areas across the healthcare continuum.

Before joining Carolina Nursing, Baernholdt served as the Nursing Alumni Endowed Professor at the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Nursing. During her time at VCU she was also the founding director of the Langston Center for Quality, Safety and Innovation — a resource dedicated to providing the health community with education, activities and resources that foster collaborative, patient-centered, cost-effective health care.

Marianne Baernholdt headshot with gray background
Marianne Baernholdt

“We are thrilled to have Dr. Baerholdt join the administration and faculty of Carolina Nursing,” said Nena Peragallo Montano, dean of the UNC School of Nursing. “Her proven leadership, scholarly expertise and experience in global research and education uniquely qualify her to lead the School’s global efforts.”

The associate dean for global initiatives is responsible for developing and implementing global initiatives at the School of Nursing, which includes leading global health research and scholarly endeavors at the School, developing a strategic plan for global initiatives and representing the School in key global health and related professional organizations.

Learn more about Marianne Baernholdt on the School of Nursing website.

More News