Patricia Travis, PhD, RN, CCRP, is a second-consecutive-term secretary of ANA and senior associate director of clinical research at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. During her 27 years of active duty military service, she was the recipient of numerous military and professional honors and published and lectured on nursing, health care and research topics. Travis served for many years as a consultant on medical/legal, research and compliance issues, and was appointed by the Maryland Health Services Cost Review Commission to serve on the data and infrastructure workgroup on behalf of the state.
Dedicated to professional organizations, Travis has served on the ANA-PAC board of trustees since 2012. In October 2016, she completed the yearlong American Nurses Advocacy Institute fellowship training and was recently inducted into the ANA-PAC Leadership Society. At the state level, Travis served the Maryland Nurses Association (MNA) in many leadership roles, including president (2009-2011) and first vice president of the board of directors (2007-2008). She was a representative to the MNA board of directors from MNA District 3, as well as the district’s 2010 delegate to the former ANA House of Delegates. She continues to serve on several MNA committees and represents MNA as a nurse co-lead with the Maryland Nursing Action Coalition. Additionally, Travis is a trustee on the board of the Nursing Foundation of Maryland, as well as an editorial board member for The Maryland Nurse News and Journal.
Supported by the military, Travis obtained BSN, MSN and PhD degrees from the University of Maryland. She has been a Certified Clinical Research Professional (CCRP) since 2004.
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