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Lisa Whitfield-Harris, PhD, MBA, RN

Contact Dr. Whitfield-Harris

901 Walnut Street
Suite 820
Philadelphia, PA 19107

(215)923-1468 fax


PhD, Duquesne University, 2016
MBA, LaSalle University, 2003
MSN, LaSalle University, 2001
BSN, West Chester University, 1991


Caritas Caring Model/Mindfulness – Watson Caring Science Institute - 2017
Nursing Education –Thomas Edison State College – 2009

University Appointment

Assistant Professor
Coordinator, Community Systems Administration Program

Research & Clinical Interests

Public Health
Diversity in Nursing and Healthcare
Health Disparities
Nurse Workforce Issues
Transcultural Nursing
Minority Student Experiences
Workplace Culture
Social Justice

Professional Organizations

Sigma Theta Tau
National League for Nursing
American Nurses Association
Transcultural Nursing Society
American Public Health Association
National Black Nurses Association
Association of Black Nursing Faculty, Inc. 

Selected Presentations

Whitfield-Harris, L. (June 2015). Workplace environmental issues of African American nurse faculty in predominately White institutions. Presented at Association of Black Nursing Faculty, Inc. Annual Summit.

Whitfield-Harris, L. (January 2013). Mentoring strategies. Presented at Duquesne University.

Whitfield-Harris, L. (October 2012). Successful mentor-mentee relationships. Presented at Duquesne University

Kinsey, K., & Whitfield-Harris, L., & Burton, E. (November 2009). Opening doors: An innovative public health nurse initiative. Presented at American Public Health Association Annual Summit (APHA).

Kinsey, K., Whitfield-Harris, L., Muench, S., Campbell, M. A., Torrisi, K. (October 2008). Taking charge when change is needed: The chronology of the 2006-2008 Philadelphia Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) First Steps Project. Presented at APHA.

Kinsey, K., Whitfield-Harris, L., Gerrity, P., Rothman, N., Eldridge, S., Pray, J., & Haas, M.B. (October 2008). New roles for Nurse-Family Partnership public health nurse home visitors: Digital Video Disc (DVD) productions. Presented at APHA.

Kinsey, K. & Whitfield-Harris, L. (January 2008). Maximizing client recruitment and retention rates: The Philadelphia Nurse-Family Partnership experience. Presented at National Nursing Centers Consortium (NNCC) International conference - New Zealand.


Whitfield-Harris, L. & Lockhart, J. (2017). The lived experience of Black nurse faculty in predominately White school of nursing. Journal of Transcultural Nursing. DOI: 10.1177/1043659617699064

Whitfield-Harris, L. & Lockhart, J. (2016). Workplace environment of African-American nurse faculty in predominately White schools of nursing. Association of Black Nursing Faculty, 27(2), 28-38.

Burger, K., Kramlich, D., Malitas, M., Whitfield-Harris, L. (2012). Application of the Symphonological approach to faculty-to-faculty incivility. Journal of Nursing Education, 53(10), 563-568.

Meghnai, S. H., Brooks, J. M., Gipson-Jones, T., Waite, R., Whitfield-Harris, L., & Deatrick, J. (2008). Patient-provider race-concordance: Does it matter in improving minority patients’ health outcomes?”. Ethnicity & Health, 14(1), 107-130.

Awards & Honors

Mentee, National Coalition of Ethnic Minority Nurse Association
National League for Nursing Research Grant
Association of Black Nurse Faculty, Inc. Research Grant
Invited participant – National Institute of Nursing Research Training