Karethy Edwards


Karethy Edwards, DrPH, APRN, FNP-BC, FAAN, is the associate dean for academic programs at Florida Atlantic University (FAU) and executive director of the FAU Northwest Community Health Alliance Community Health Center. Dr. Edward’s clinical practice, teaching, service and research has been directed towards decreasing health disparities and promoting health equity for culturally and ethnically diverse populations particularly African American and Native American Indians in Oklahoma.  She is one of the founding members and past president of the Association of Black Nursing Faculty, and past member of the National Alaska Native American Indian Nurses Association, member of the inaugural class of the Health Research & Educational Trust of the American Hospital Association’s Cultural Competency Leadership Fellowship, a W.K. Kellogg Inter-professional fellow and fellow of the American Academy of Nursing. Dr. Edwards co-created the first online postgraduate and Masters in Nursing Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Program in Florida. As the Executive Director of the Community Health Center, children, families, adults, and elderly persons with low-incomes and homeless persons receive caring-base culturally aligned integrated primary and behavioral health care.