Judith Wold

Judith Wold

Emerita Clinical Professor | Distinguished Professor for Educational Leadership | PhD, RN, ANEF, FAAN


Judith Wold is the Distinguished Professor for Educational Leadership at the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing at Emory University, American Nursing Education Fellow of the NLN, and a Fellow of the American Academy of nursing.   She directs the annual Farm Worker Family Health Program (FWFHP) for Emory’s Lillian Carter Center for Global Health & Social Responsibility.  The FWFHP offers a unique interprofessional service learning opportunity for  student nurses and other health sciences students  from 5 Georgia universities. The program has delivered health care to over 13,000 farmworkers and their children in  Georgia since 1993.  An international consultant for nursing education and workforce, Dr. Wold directed a Human Resources for Health project in Zimbabwe to establish clarity around accuracy of licensure and health care workforce. Zimbabwe has one of the highest HIV rates in Sub-Saharan Africa.  Additionally, from 1993 to 2011 Dr. Wold was the nurse education consultant for the Atlanta-Tbilisi Partnership, originally funded by the American International Health Alliance. During the post Soviet era, former satellites of the USSR suffered economic losses that adversely affected their health care system. Improving the professional status of nurses from the former soviet countries has been a goal of AIHA and its partnerships. Nurse exchanges and continuing education for nurses, leadership and clinical nursing topics have been ongoing. In 2012, Dr. Wold was recognized as the Georgia Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). She is the first professor from Emory University to receive this award since this program began in 1983.

Areas of Expertise

Public Health Nursing; Nursing Education; Global Health; Rural Health

Clinical: Public Health Nursing

Research: Vulnerable Populations; Rural Health; Nursing Education; Human Resources for Health

Teaching:  Community Assessment; Epidemiology; Ethics


  • Destephano, C., Crawford, K., Jashi, M., Wold, J.L. (In Press 2014). Providing 360 Degree Multisource Feedback to Nurse Educators in the Country of Georgia: A Formative Evaluation of Acceptability.  Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing. JCEN 2013 Ver. 2.
  • Nichols, M., Stein, A. & Wold, J.L. (2014). Health Status of Children of Migrant Farm Workers: Farm Worker   Family Health Program, Moultrie, GA.  AJPH 104 (2). DOI: 10.2105/AJPH.2013.301511.
  • Wold, J.L., Crawford, K.A., Jashi, M.  (2013). Preparing nurse educators in the country of Georgia. Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing. 44(4): 179-185. (Refereed) PMID: 23387310.