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Gloria Ramsey

Faculty Affiliate, Bioethics; Associate Dean, Johns Hopkins School of Nursing

Gloria Ramsey promotes and strategically furthers the school’s values of diversity and inclusion by bolstering JHSON’s excellence, innovation, and impact within education, practice, and the profession. She has been a nurse and attorney engaged in interdisciplinary research/scholarship related to bioethics, end-of-life care, and advance care planning for more than two decades (Hastings Center, American Nurses Association, American Bar Association). She provides leadership to national projects focusing on end-of-life care and advance care planning for African-American patients/families and persons with disabilities. Ramsey is an advocate for engaging racially and ethnically diverse populations and faith communities for participation in research and partnering/collaborating on community-based health disparity interventions. She has taught bioethics, research, public health, military ethics, and health policy to DNP and Ph.D. nursing students and interprofessional graduate students. She is a Distinguished Practitioner of the National Academies of Practice, immediate past member of the Diversity Advisory Council of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, and a member of the American Academy of Nursing Cultural Competency and Health Equity and Bioethics expert panels.


  • J.D., Seton Hall University
  • B.S., New Jersey City University