Clinical Assistant Professor
BIO: Professor Barbara Stanley came to UMass Amherst after 13 years as Deputy Director of Public Health Services for the City of Springfield. During that time, she supervised 40 staff including 34 public health nurses who provided services to over 26,000 students in Springfield. Other Public Health services within her purview were Well-Child clinics and Flu clinics serving over 6,800 seniors each fall.
As Deputy Director, she coordinated Springfield Health Services for the Homeless, a federally funded health center serving 1000 persons experiencing homelessness in the Greater Pioneer Valley. Other responsibilities included supervising the numerous areas in the department such as Dispute Resolution, Violence Prevention and Senior Centers.
RESEARCH: Nurses Perception of the Cultural Sensitivity of their Practice Environments.
Professor Stanley has made numerous contributions to nursing including:
Project Manager for AIDS Outreach for Women and their children, a 3-year National Institute Drug Abuse grant captured by Abt Associates with locations in Boston & Compton, CA
Director of the Women’s Center for Wellness, a free-standing women’s clinic serving as a primary care clinic for women in Vernon, CT.
Producer/Director for an American Academy of Nursing Media Award winning TV series ” Nurses Keeping You in Touch with Your Community” a three year cable television program in Springfield.
Production of other documentaries including “Living with AIDS”& “Children’s Perception of Death and Dying”
5. Presentations at State and National Conferences primarily related to her work with incarcerated adolescents and women.
6. President of the Massachusetts Nurses Association (4 years)
Member of the Board of Directors of a federally funded health center in Massachusetts (4 years)
Participant in Hillary Clinton’s White House panel on Health Care Reform.