Bio grad is associate dean at University of Buffalo
Carol Brewer, a member of the Denison class of 1972, is a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing and serves as associate dean for academic affairs for the University of Buffalo nursing school and holds an appointment as a clinical professor in the Department of Family Medicine, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.
Brewer specializes in the nursing workforce and the chronic nursing shortage in the United States. Her work on this topic has been funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.
A UB faculty member since 1994, she serves as director of nursing programs for the New York State Area Health Education Center System, developing nursing policy, and nursing and health care workforce development programs.
Brewer has received numerous honors and awards, including the 2013 Excellence in Policy Award from the American Academy of Nursing, a Foundation of New York State Nurses’ Distinguished Nurse Researcher Award, a SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities, and a UB Exceptional Scholar Sustained Achievement Award. She also has been a member of several federal review boards.
Brewer received a bachelor’s degree in biology from Denison University, a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Trenton State College and a master’s degree in nursing from the University of Tennessee, as well as a master’s degree in applied economics and a PhD in nursing systems, both from the University of Michigan.