Audrey Snyder

Audrey Snyder


Professor and Associate Dean for Community Engagement and Academic Partnerships

Contact Information

Office: 525M Nursing and Instructional Building
Telephone: 336-334-5182


PhD – University of Virginia
MSN – University of Virginia
BSN –University of Virginia
Diploma – The Memorial Hospital School of Nursing, Danville, VA

Areas of Expertise

Dr. Snyder's significant and sustained national and international contributions have focused on promoting access to care for rural and under-served populations and decreasing barriers to access advanced education for rural nurses. Her primary research focuses on improving lives for persons at risk for disasters through disaster resilience. She has experience in disaster preparedness and response ​nationally and ​internationally participating in ​hurricane response in the US with hurricanes Katrina and Rita, ​earthquake response in El Salvador and Haiti, refugee response at the United States-Mexico border and developing disaster response in the Caribbean. She collaborates with the National Emergency Management Agency in St. Kitts and Nevis on disaster programming for disaster preparedness and resilience. The most recent collaboration evaluates the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on psychosocial needs and food security.

Areas of Research Interest

Research interests include interprofessional education, emergency medicine, disaster preparedness and response, international health, evaluating methods to improve access to health care locally and globally, and nursing history. She has a passion for building working teams to address community and educational needs. She is the Program Director of the Transforming Primary Advanced Practice in Medically Underserved Communities HRSA Nursing Workforce Development grant, the Nurse Led Mobile Health Units: Improving Health Outcomes With Data Science NEPQR grant, and the Integration of telehealth into practice: Enhancing simulation to improve mental health and chronic disease management NEPQR grant. She has received over $12 million in funding from federal, foundation, and intramural grants. Her historical nursing research currently focuses on emergency nursing practice. She was funded by the Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) to research impactful and enduring policy initiatives in the first 50 years of the ENA. She is a recipient of the Karyn and Terrance Holm Visiting Scholar Award at the Midwest Nursing History Research Center at the University of Illinois, Chicago. She has
expertise in qualitative and historical research methods.


Dr. Snyder is a Past-President of the Rural Nurse Organization, Secretary of the Council of Public Health Nursing Organizations, Co-founder of the Global Rural Nurse Exchange Network, and a member of the NC-Moldova Nurse Collaborative. She serves on the editorial board of the Public Health Nursing Journal and serves as a reviewer for multiple national and international journals and conferences. She has been honored as a Fellow in the American Academy of Nurse
Practitioners, the Academy of Emergency Nurses, and the American Academy of Nursing.

Twitter: @AudreySnyderPhD

Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Audrey Snyder