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Deanna E Grimes

Deanna E Grimes, DrPH, RN, FAAN

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During more than 38 years at UTHealth, Dr. Deanna Grimes she has taught in the BSN, MSN, PhD, DNP, and MSN-MPH programs.

She is a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Community Health Nursing and has established community-based nursing clinics and home nursing programs serving older adults in Harris County. Grimes has served on three occasions as a consultant to the World Health Organization in their mission to develop Community Health Nursing in China. She continues to work on this endeavor with Chinese nursing educators.  Grimes has authored books, book chapters and many journal articles on topics related to infectious diseases, HIV/AIDS and evaluation of outcomes of the care provided by Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs). 

Grimes was inducted in 2008 into what is now The University of Texas Kenneth I. Shine Academy of Health Science Education. In 2012, she also was named to The University of Texas System Academy of Distinguished Teachers.

She received her BSN from Mercy College of Detroit, her MPH and DrPH in Health Services Organization from UTHealth and her MSN in Gerontology Nursing from UTHealth School of Nursing.