Sherry Daniels

Professor Daniels has practiced public health nursing in a variety of settings that have included, but not been limited to: public health nursing in an impoverished district in Tucson, Arizona; caring for school-aged students and faculty in rural Arizona; managing Maternal and Child Health programs and home visiting services to the Tohono O’odham nation in Tucson and Sells, Arizona; managing a $1.6 million Title X Family Planning Program in Pima County, Arizona, to assure reproductive health-care access to underserved women (and men); an adoption awareness trainer with a local children’s advocacy center; coordinating the planning and public health response for Pima County; managing the Community Disease Prevention Division for Pima County; and directing all functions, programs and activities of the Pima County Health Department, a 350-employee operation with an annual operating budget of $36 million.

Professor Daniels was honored with the University of Arizona Alumni Association Recognition Award in November 2011; as a Fabulous 50 Nurse, Tucson, Arizona, May 2007; and by Sigma Theta Tau International, Beta Mu Chapter, for Excellence in Clinical Practice in April 1991, an organization in which she is a member. In October 2011, Professor Daniels was the keynote speaker at the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health Scholarship Luncheon and presented the convocation speech at the UA Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health graduation in December 2010. She looks forward to sharing her love of public health with students as a first step in understanding the context of individuals within community and how public health interventions have power to change health on multiple levels.