Dr. Elizabeth Bragg, PhD, RN
Elizabeth (Libbie) Bragg, PhD, RN, is an Associate Professor for the Master of Health Administration program and in Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Cincinnati. She received her MSN from Ohio State University in 1987 and her PhD in Political Science from the University of Cincinnati in 1999. Her dissertation topic was “How Do Issues Get on the Agenda of State Legislatures?”
Dr. Bragg has over 37 years experience in teaching, research, administration, practice, and volunteer activities. In 1980, with a colleague, she started her own business, RN Consultants, Inc. From 1986 to 1987, she was State Director of Public Health Nursing and Acting Director, Division of Local Health, West Virginia State Health Department. She has worked on several election campaigns, and in 1986 was the campaign manager for the successful re-election of a candidate for the West Virginia House of Delegates. She was a member of the American Geriatrics Society Task Force on Caring for Older Americans: the Future of Geriatric Medicine, and was an expert reviewer for Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) 2005 National Agenda for Geriatric Education White Papers. She was named one of Cincinnati’s Leading Women in the area of Health Care in 2002. From 2008-2010 she was a Health and Aging Policy Fellow/American Political Science Congressional Fellow, nonresidential track. She is a member of the American Geriatrics Society’s Public Policy Committee and Relative Value Scale Update (RUC) Committee.
Dr. Bragg is currently co-investigator for the Geriatrics Workforce Policy Studies Center, and has co-authored over 30 peer-reviewed manuscripts. Since 2004, she has taught health policy courses both face to face and completely online at the University of Cincinnati in the College of Nursing, the Department of Public Health Sciences, and now in the new Master of Health Administration program.