Veronica P.S. Njie-Carr, PhD, RN, ACNS-BC, FWACN

Assistant Professor, OSAH
Address: 402J
Phone Number: 410-706-4808
Fax Number: 410-706-0344


  • Post-doctoral Training Fellowship, T32: NR007968-08 - Multidisciplinary Health Disparities Research, Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing, Baltimore, Maryland, 2008 -2010
  • PhD, Nursing Science, The Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C., 2007
  • MSN, Nursing Education/Adult Health, The Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C., 1996
  • BSN, Nursing, Howard University, Washington, D.C., 1992
  • Diploma, Nursing, Gambia College- School of Nursing and Midwifery, Banjul, The Gambia, 1985




  • Systematic cross-cultural investigations to reduce contextual and structural health disparities among women of African heritage who are at risk or living with HIV
  • Specific to cultural, social, behavioral, and biomedical factors of HIV-related disparities
  • mHealth interventions to address HIV related disparities


  • Evaluation of teaching effectiveness

Grant Funding

  • SON Dean’s Research Scholar’s Award (PI: Njie-Carr). An Evaluation of ThE CARE Intervention Study for Aging African American Women Living with HIV
  • Research Facilitation Award - Biology and Behavior across the Lifespan Center of Research (PI: Njie-Carr). Factors Associated with Aging and HIV Infection in African American Women: A Secondary Data Analysis. Co-Investigators – Dr. Kristen Stafford – UMSOM; Dr. Hazel Jones-Parker – UMSON
  • SON Dean’s Teaching Scholar’s Award (PI: Njie-Carr). Evaluation of an innovative flipped classroom teaching model on course performance among first semester nursing students
  • Njie-Carr, V. (PI). Designated Research Initiative Fund (DRIF) from the Biology and Behavior Across the Lifespan Center of Research – School of Nursing – Intramural grant. “Determinants of sustainable engagement and retention in HIV care: A pilot study.”  Co-investigators - Dr. Hazel Jones-Parker and Mrs. Jamie Mignano.
  • Project Investigator (Njie-Carr). (PI: Dr. Thomas LaVeist- JHUSPH). Hopkins Center for Health Disparities Solutions of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. NCMHHD [P60MD000214], NIH on the study: “HIV Transmission Risks among African American Partners” (2010 – 2012).
  • Project Investigator (Njie-Carr). (PI: Dr. Larry Chang - JHUSOM). “Formative research to evaluate the feasibility and perceptions of a smart phone intervention used by community health workers and clinic staff to improve HIV and TB care in Uganda” (2010).
  • Co-Investigator (Njie-Carr) (PI: Dr. Phyllis Sharps [P20MD002286] - JHUSON). Caribbean  Export  Center  for  Health  Disparities  and  the  Caribbean  Exploratory NCMHD Research Center of Excellence, National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities/NIH, University of the Virgin Islands (2008-2009).


Data-Based, Peer-Reviewed Manuscripts

  • Njie-Carr, V., Jones-Parker, H., & Mignano, J. (2016). “… ‘Cause I wanna live …and I am fighting to live”: Patient experiences for sustainable engagement in HIV care. Journal of Ethnographic and Qualitative Research, 10(3), 197-208.
  • Himelhoch, S. & Njie-Carr, V. (2016). “God Loves Me No Matter How I Am”: A phenomenomenal study analyses of the religious and spiritual experiences of African American women with co-occurring HIV infection and depression. Mental Health, Religion, and Culture.
  • Njie-Carr,  V. (2016).  Violence experiences among HIV-infected women and
    perceptions of male perpetrators’ roles: A concurrent mixed methods study. Journal of
    the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care. Http:// Click here to listen to a podcast with Dr. Njie-Carr about this article.
  • Clough, A.,Draughon, J., Njie-Carr, V., Rollins, C., & Glass, N. (2013). “Having Housing Made Everything Else Possible”: Affordable, Safe and Stable Housing for Women Survivors of Violence. Qualitative Social Work. doi:10.1177/1473325013503003
  • Chang, L., Njie-Carr, V. Kalenge, S., Kelley, J., Bollinger, R., & Alamo-Talisuna-S. (2013). Perceptions and acceptability of mHealth interventions for improving patient care at a community-based clinic in Uganda: A mixed methods study. AIDS Care: Psychological and Socio-medical Aspects of AIDS/HIV. doi:10.1080/09540121.2013.774315
  • Njie-Carr, V., Sharps, P., Campbell, D., & Callwood, G. (2012). Experiences of HIV positive childbearing women: A qualitative study. Journal of the National Black Nurses Association, 23(1), 21-28.
  • Njie-Carr, V., Kalenge´, S., Kelley, J., Wilson, A., Muliira, J., Nabirye, R., Glass, N., Bollinger, R., Alamo-Talisuna, S., & Chang, L. (2012). Research capacity building program for clinicians and staff at a community-based HIV/AIDS clinic in Uganda: A pre/post evaluation. Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care, 23(5), 431-441. doi:10.1016/j.jana.2011.11.002
  •  Njie-Carr, V.P.S. (2009). Knowledge, attitudes, cultural, social, and spiritual beliefs on health-seeking behaviors of Gambian adults with HIV/AIDS. International  Journal of Culture and Mental Health, 2(2), 118-128.
  • Njie, V. P. S., & Thomas, A. (2001). Quality issues in clinical research and the implications on health policy. Journal of Professional Nursing, 17(5), 233 - 242.

Peer-Reviewed Book Chapters/Sections

  • Glass, N., Campbell, J.C., Njie-Carr, V., & Thompson, T. A. (2010).  Ending violence against women: Essential to global health and human rights.  Parker, R., & Sommer, M. (Eds). Global Health Handbook.
  • Njie, V. P. S. (2002). Cirrhosis (pp. 549 – 555). In George-Gay, B., & Chernecky, C. Saunders Manual of Medical-Surgical Nursing: A Guide for Clinical Decision Making. Saunders.
  • Njie, V. P S. (2002). Renal Failure (pp. 847 – 855). In George-Gay, B., & Chernecky, C. Saunders  Manual  of  Medical-Surgical  Nursing:  A  guide  for  Clinical  Decision Making. Saunders.
  • Njie, V. (2002). Gastrointestinal Specimen Collection and Gastric Lavage (pp. 98 – 101). In George-Gay, B., & Chernecky, C. Saunders Manual of Medical-Surgical Nursing: A Guide for Clinical Decision Making. Saunders.

Peer-Reviewed Commentary/Review

  • Njie-Carr, V.P.S., & Glass, N.E. (2010). The new nurse investigator.  Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care 21(6), 459-462. doi:10.1016/j.jana.2010.03.001

Primary Teaching Areas

  • Research and Evidence-Based Practice
  • Health Assessment Across the Lifespan
  • Science and Research for Advanced Nursing Practice

Academic & Professional Activities

  • Editorial Board Member, International Journal of Nursing and Clinical Practices
  • Faculty Consultant for MSN Program, The Gambia College, School of Nursing and Midwifery through the University of the Gambia.
  • Advisory Board, Faculty Mentoring Program
  • Manuscript Reviewer, Religions
  • Manuscript Reviewer, Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities
  • Member, UMSON Governance Council
  • Manuscript Reviewer, Journal of Nursing Measurement
  • Manuscript Reviewer, Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care
  • Member, Global Specialty Committee, Association of Nurses in AIDS Care
  • Member Research Committee, Association of Nurses in AIDS Care
  • Member, Society of Behavioral Medicine
  • Member, Southern Nursing Research Society
  • Member, National Black Nurses Association
  • Member, Association of Nurses in AIDS Care
  • Member, Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing
  • Member, American Nurses Association
  • Member, Maryland Nurses Association