Elizabeth Fitzgerald

Elizabeth Fitzgerald

Elizabeth Fitzgerald

Associate Professor | Clinical Nursing


356 Newton Hall
1585 Neil Avenue
Columbus, OH

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Areas of Expertise

  • Cultural competence
  • Health disparities and mental health
  • Migration


  • Ed.D., University of Louisville (1990)
  • M.Ed., University of Louisville (1983)
  • M.S., The Ohio State University (1980)
  • B.S.N., University of Kentucky (1977)

Elizabeth Fitzgerald is an Associate Professor of Clinical Nursing. Her recent publications include “Nurses Need Not Be Guilty Bystanders: Caring for Vulnerable Immigrant Populations”, The Online Journal of Issues in Nursing (2016); “Anguish, Yearning, and Identity:  Towards a better understanding of the Latina pregnant woman’s prenatal experience”, Journal of Transcultural Nursing (2016); “Association of physical activity and sedentary behavior with biological markers among U.S. pregnant women”, Journal of Women’s Health (2013); “Evidence-Based Tobacco-Cessation Strategies with Pregnant Latina Women”, Nursing Clinics of North America (2012).

Dr. Fitzgerald is a recipient of the 2016 Ohio Nurse of the Year Award. She has also led education abroad trips to Nicaragua (2015), Honduras (2015), Quito, Ecuador (2014), and Italy (2011).