Susan Hassmiller PhD, RN, FAAN

Senior Advisor for Nursing, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Dr. Susan Hassmiller served as the senior scholar-in-residence and senior advisor to the president on nursing at the National Academy of Medicine from January 2019 through August 2021. In this role, she served as a key member of the leadership team for the report, The Future of Nursing 2020-2030: Charting a Path to Achieve Health Equity, set for release in May 2021. She is also the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation senior advisor for nursing, and in partnership with AARP, she directs the foundation’s Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action. This national initiative advances the recommendations of the Institute of Medicine report, The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health. Dr. Hassmiller served as the report’s study director. She has worked in public health settings at the local, state, and national levels, including the Health Resources and Services Administration. She taught community health nursing at the University of Nebraska and George Mason University. Dr. Hassmiller is an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine, a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing, and sits on other advisory committees and boards, including the Hackensack Meridian Health System, UnitedHealth, Carrier Clinic, NursesEverywhere, and the American Red Cross. She is the recipient of many awards and four honorary doctorates, but most notably the Florence Nightingale Medal, the highest international honor given to a nurse by the International Committee of the Red Cross.