Sheila Grigsby received her doctorate from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Nursing. In addition to working on her degree and teaching, Dr. Grigsby has spent much of the last year working on a project funded by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute. This study, in collaboration with organizations, seeks to reduce health disparities in the St. Louis region by engaging community members through focus groups and other activities to address asthma and other issues among youth. A longtime member of the UMSL teaching faculty, Dr. Grigsby has worked extensively in the St. Louis region as a community organizer and health coalition builder. She is interested in teen pregnancy prevention, sexual and reproductive health, and preventing chronic disease in the African American community using participatory research methods.
PhD, University of Missouri-Kansas City MSN, Saint Louis University [Community Health Nursing] MPH, Saint Louis University BSN, Saint Louis University
Community Health Nursing Parish Nursing
Dean's Fellow for Community Engagement, Associate Professor
The Baccalaureate degree and Doctor of Nursing Practice programs and the post graduate APRN certificate program are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Colleges of Nursing Education. The baccalaureate degree program is approved by the Missouri Board of Nursing; all programs are approved by the Higher Learning commission.