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Brittney van de Water

Assistant Professor


Brittney van de Water, Ph.D., RN, CPNP, is an assistant professor at the Connell School of Nursing. Dr. van de Water is a certified pediatric nurse practitioner and global health delivery researcher. She is also the associate director for pediatric nursing at Seed Global Health, where she supports nurse educators and partnerships with universities in Uganda, Malawi, Zambia, and Sierra Leone. Dr. van de Water’s research focuses on optimizing implementation of TB and TB/HIV interventions in low-resource settings and uptake of evidence-based strategies at large. Her work centers on developing comprehensive TB care, leveraging routinely available data and cascade indicators to improve outcomes for high risk populations (i.e., children, pregnant women, people living with HIV) as well as building health professional capacity in sub-Saharan Africa.

Select Grants

R01NR020866 NIH/NINR
Role: PI
SAIA-TB: Using the Systems Analysis Improvement Approach to prevent TB in rural South Africa ($2,765,164)

R01NR020482 NIH/NINR
Role: Co-I (MPI Davison, Calvo, Haneuse)
NIH/NINR, Leveraging community-based behavioral health to increase vaccine uptake in Latinx adults with mental illness (MI VACUNA) ($3,562,512)

Child Health Research Award, Charles H. Hood Foundation
Role: PI
Improving childhood tuberculosis treatment outcomes and post-TB lung functioning and quality of life in rural South Africa ($200,000)

Schiller Institute’s Grant for Research in Targeted and Emerging Areas (SI-RITEA)
Role: PI
PEDIatric Observational study to Understand post-TB Treatment Completion Morbidity including Environmental and Spatial links ($35,000)