Brigit M. Carter, PhD, MSN, RN, CCRN is professor and associate Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at the Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON). From 2015-2018, she served as the director of the DUSON Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN) program.
Dr. Carter earned her PhD from the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill, her MSN from UNC at Greensboro, and her BSN from North Carolina Central University. She has served as the project director for two Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Nursing Workforce Diversity grants. The current grant, “The Health Equity Academy II,” is focused on increasing underrepresented minorities in nursing and enhancing understanding of social determinants among undergraduate nursing students. Dr. Carter also teaches in both the DNP and MSN programs.
Dr. Carter is an Atlantic Fellow for Health Equity and serves as a Senior Fellow Advisory Board member. She was a fellow of the 2017 inaugural George Washington University Leaders for Health Equity Fellowship and a fellow of the Duke Teaching for Equity Fellows Program. Dr. Carter was awarded the Diversity in Nursing Award by the American Nurses Association in 2020.
Dr. Carter retired from the U.S. Navy as a Commander after 28 years of service (including 9 years on active duty) in January 2018.