Kimesha Linton


Kimesha Linton, MPH, BSN, RN is a first-year Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) student at Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing. Her overarching goal is to support the implementation of mental health and substance use disorders into primary care, especially among underserved populations. In addition, Ms. Linton is interested in examining the role of mental health disorders and the ways they influence the outcomes of other chronic comorbidities. She understands that to have sustainable health improvement for all populations, interventions will require a health equity lens with a key focus on social determinants of health. To that end, she is committed to reducing health disparities across the mental health spectrum through clinical care, education, and implementation of science research. 

Ms. Linton currently works in population health and quality at a Federally Qualified Health Center in Washington, DC. In her current role, she strives to improve health outcomes at the population level by using data for care gap identification and program evaluation. She has worked within the healthcare field for over a decade conducting research, supporting quality improvement projects, and working clinically as a nurse.

Ms. Linton has obtained a bachelor’s degree in Biology and Neuroscience from the Harriet Wilkes Honors College at Florida Atlantic University, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Emory University, and an MPH in Global Health Epidemiology from George Washington University. She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, the American Nurses Association, and the American Public Health Association.