Who We Are
Diana Mason, PhD, RN, FAAN, and Barbara Glickstein, MPH, MS, RN, are founders and co-directors of the Center. Dr. Mason is the Rudin Professor at the Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing at Hunter College, City University of New York. Ms. Glickstein is a health journalist and consultant. Both are recognized as experts in media, nursing, health, and health policy. They have a longstanding relationship as producers and moderators of Healthstyles, a live, award-winning radio program of 25 years on WBAI. They are bloggers for Disruptive Women in Health Care and for the American Journal of Nursing (AJN).
Dr. Mason served for over ten years as editor-in-chief of the AJN, where she continues in an emeritus position. Under her leadership, AJN markedly improved its impact factor, became the nursing journal most frequently cited in the public media, won numerous awards, and was selected in 2009 by the Specialized Libraries Association as one of the 100 Most Influential Journals of the Century in Biology and Medicine—the only nursing journal to be be so honored. She serves on the National Advisory Committee of the Kaiser Health News organization. She has consulted with schools of nursing on developing strategic plans for disseminating their work, and is a published researcher and skilled grant writer.
Ms. Glickstein is a health journalist, public health nurse, feminist activist, and global citizen. She was a co-founder of the Continuum Center for Health and Healing. She has produced programming for Martha Stewart Radio and completed a fellowship with the Women’s Media Center in 2009. She creates strategic partnerships, and uses new technologies to create social change. As a media maker, she is committed to putting a human face on important social issues. She is also recognized as a community leader who works with individuals and organizations on strategic development. You can follow her on Twitter @bglickstein.
Diana and Barbara wrote and led two grants from the Benton and Robert Wood Johnson Foundations for teaching NYC youth about producing radio programming on teen substance abuse. Both are members of the Association of Health Care Journalists and served on the Media Committee for the Jonas Center for Excellence in Nursing in NYC.
Ann Campbell, RN-BC, MPH is a hospice nurse at an inpatient palliative and hospice care program in New York, and is currently an NP student at Hunter Bellevue School of Nursing. She is the founder of Perspectives International, a multidisciplinary study abroad project that has focused on public health and development issues in Peru, and Cambodia. In an effort to learn about advocacy for patients through policy change, Ann completed her studies in Health Policy and Administration at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health in 2011.