Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Arizona College of Nursing, Tucson, AZ
Advanced Practice Clinician, TribalHealth, Scottsdale, AZ
Dr. Godfrey is a clinical assistant professor at the University of Arizona (UA) College of Nursing (CON), is a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner, and holds certification in public health. At Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing, her DNP degree studies encompassed a leadership focus with public health training at the Bloomberg School of Public Health, specializing in American Indian Healthcare. She also practices as an advanced practice nurse in emergency healthcare for tribal nations with TribalEM.
Dr. Godfrey is a proud member of the Navajo Nation and is a strong advocate for increasing the presence of individuals from groups underrepresented (UR) in health profession fields. Her primary focus is creating equitable academic opportunities for students from historically marginalized populations. She is the current program director for the HRSA Arizona Nursing Career Apex and Transitions Scholars program and lead on an Indian Health Services award (American Indians in Nursing Career Advancement Transition Scholars) aiming to increase the number of Native American nurses practicing in tribal communities. She also co-leads the UA CON Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Task Force. Additionally, she serves on the interprofessional UA Health Sciences EDI task force, is the chair-elect on the inaugural Western Institute of Nursing Diversity and Inclusion committee, and a member of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Leadership Network to promote diversity, equity and belonging in nursing research and education in the United States. Lastly, she is engaged in efforts to establish a tribal-specific Arizona Health Education Center to develop health sciences education opportunities with tribal communities in Arizona.