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Kristine M. Gebbie, DrPH, RN

Columbia University School of Nursing Center for Health Policy

630 West 168th Street, Mail Box 6

New York, NY 10032

(212) 305-1794 or e-mail at

Kristine Gebbie joined the faculty of Columbia University School of Nursing in 1995, and is the Director of the Center for Health Policy. Her teaching and research are in health policy and health systems, with particular attention to population-focused prevention and public health systems. She currently has research funding from both the Health Resources and Services Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Prior to coming to New York, Dr. Gebbie served as the nation’s first National AIDS Policy Coordinator, a White House position created by President Clinton to coordinate national efforts in HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment and research. Prior to that she was Secretary of Health for Washington State and head of public health in Oregon. Dr. Gebbie’s earlier career was in academic health centers, as faculty member at UCLA School of Nursing and as faculty member and hospital administrator at St. Louis University School of Nursing and St. Louis University Hospitals. She has served on national committees advisory to the Secretary of the US Department of Energy as well as the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Dr. Gebbie is an elected member of the Institute of Medicine, the American Academy of Nursing,and the New York Academy of Medicine. She is also an active participant in a wide variety of national and international professional organizations.

Dr. Gebbie’s extensive list of publications includes topics such as community mental health, mental health consultation, public health nursing, public health infrastructure, health policy and HIV/AIDS. In addition to many peer-reviewed journal publications, she has authored or co-authored several texts and book chapters and editorials. She writes a regular health policy column for the journal AIDS Reader, and serves on the editorial boards of the American Journal of Nursing, Journal of Public Health Policy and Journal of Public Health Management and Practice.

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