Gloria B. Callwood, PhD, RN, FAAN
Associate Professor of Nursing and Director
Caribbean Exploratory NIMHD Research Center, University of the Virgin Islands School of Nursing

Gloria Callwood is an Associate Professor of Nursing and Director of the Caribbean Exploratory NIMHD Research Center (CERC), University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) School of Nursing. She previously served as the Chair and Dean of Nursing at UVI. Her specialty is in psychiatric-mental health nursing.

Dr. Callwood’s leadership at CERC led to the initiation of several health disparities studies in the U.S. Virgin Islands. CERC’s major studies currently focus on women in abusive partner relationships, Head Start and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families programs, and strategies to understand the transition to insulin resistance. Her leadership resulted in leveraging funding to assist vulnerable Haitian women and children who were displaced by the January 2010 earthquake.

Dr. Callwood has served as an item writer and member of the Examination Committee of the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools. She also served as a grant reviewer for the Health Resources and Services Administration and the National Institutes of Health. She is an American Nurses’ Association Ethnic Minority Fellow and a Leadership Enhancement and Development Fellow. This initiative is supported by the Kellogg Foundation. She served as president of the Virgin Islands State Nurses Association; president of the Mu Eta Chapter of Chi Eta Phi Nursing Sorority, Inc; and Regional Director of the Caribbean Nurses Organization.

Dr. Callwood received her BSN from Hampton (Institute) University, and her MN and PhD from the University of Florida.