Honouring the Life of Dr. Doris Campbell

Doris W. Campbell, PhD, ARNP, FAAN

Dr. Doris Campbell, a long-standing member of NNVAWI, was a nursing leader who was internationally recognized for her teaching, scholarship and public service with women and children, and most notably her seminal research documenting the consequences of intimate partner violence and abuse for African American women and their families. Over the course of a 40-year career, Dr. Campbell held academic appointments at the The University of Florida Gainesville, Florida A & M University, The University of South Florida Tampa (Professor Emeritus) and the University of the Virgin Islands.

Dr. Campbell passed away on June 26, 2017 leaving family, friends and colleagues to mourn her passing and to celebrate her significant achievements and contributions to nursing science and to nursing care for women and children who experience abuse and violence.

Pictured above: NNVAWI Members Jackie Campbell, Janice Humphreys, Barbara Parker, Judith McFarlane, Doris Campbell, and Phyllis Sharps at the 19th NNVAWI Conference, Atlanta, Georgia (2015)

Dr. Jackie Campbell, friend and colleague to Doris for over 30 years, shared:

We are heartbroken and the world is a lesser place for her passing. At the same time we resolve to carry on her work, to provide better health care and safety planning by partnering with women… She recognized from the beginning and made the rest of us see and understand the challenges and complexities of abused women of colour and otherwise marginalized people, with her brilliant and empowering research and publications.
The Dr. Doris Campbell Memorial Student Travel Award has been established to assist students to travel to the biennial NNVAWI conference.

Dr. Campbell’s family has generously requested that donations made in her name be sent to NNVAWI. In honour of Dr. Campbell, these funds will be used to establish the Dr. Doris Campbell NNVAWI Student Travel Award. This award will be presented to two NNVAWI student members, on a bi-annual basis to attend the NNVAWI International Conference.

To continue Dr. Campbell’s legacy of mentoring many nurses, students and novice researchers, we would like to encourage all NNVAWI members to make a donation in her name towards this travel award fund.