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Linda Pugh, Ph.D., R.N.C., F.A.A.N.

PughMember, WellSpan Health Board of Directors 

Retired, Professor, University of North Carolina Wilmington

Linda C. Pugh, Ph.D., R.N.C., F.A.A.N., is a retired Professor at the University of North Carolina Wilmington’s School of Nursing. She has also taught and led nursing programs at Johns Hopkins University and at York College of Pennsylvania.  She has been the Principal Investigator (PI) and Co-PI in several NIH funded studies; the largest involving a community-based team of Public Health Nurses and peer counselors. As one of the developers of the Johns Hopkins Nursing Evidenced-based Practice models, Dr. Pugh has worked with nurses across this nation on its implementation. Also, she has had the pleasure of developing and revising the Theory of Unpleasant Symptoms that has been used by researchers in the United States and abroad. Dr. Pugh has published and presented her work internationally and nationally.