Storr Awarded Professor Emerita Status

August 30, 2022

Retired professor served at UMSON for more than 13 years.

Baltimore, Md. – Carla Storr, ScD, MPH, has been appointed professor emerita by University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) President Bruce E. Jarrell, MD, FACS. Storr served as a faculty member at the University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON) for 13 years. She retired in September 2021.

Emeritus status may be awarded to a retired faculty member who has made significant and extraordinary contributions through excellent teaching, scholarship, or service; such designations must be approved by the UMB president.

Upon joining UMSON in 2008, Storr was appointed as a tenured professor and member of the UMB graduate faculty. She previously served as an associate scientist at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. From 2015 until her retirement, she served as the co-director of the Center for Health Outcomes Research (now the Center for Health Equity Outcomes Research), recognized by UMB as an organized research Center of Excellence.

“We congratulate Dr. Storr on this prestigious and well-deserved honor,” said Jane Kirschling, PhD, RN, FAAN, the Bill and Joanne Conway Dean of the University of Maryland School of Nursing. “She served the School and University for more than 13 years in an exemplary manner across the multiple missions of research, teaching, and service. As an educator and mentor to students, Dr. Storr truly excelled. She taught countless students in nursing, public health, and statistics courses. Her contributions to the PhD program are most impressive; she chaired 18 dissertation committees, served as a member of 60 PhD dissertation committees, and was the chair or member on over 60 PhD Comprehensive Committees. Through her gift for mentorship, she has shaped the next generation of nurse scientists. We are truly grateful for her legacy of service.”

Storr has been recognized nationally and internationally as an expert in the field of epidemiology of substance use and mental health problems among vulnerable populations. She has considerable expertise in the areas of measurement, methods, and advanced statistics.

Storr has disseminated her research and scholarship broadly through peer-reviewed publications and presentations at national and international conferences. She has authored nine books and 163 peer-reviewed articles, with 18 other articles under review or in progress, and more than 100 oral presentations, invited talks, and posters at scientific meetings. Storr has also served as a peer reviewer for numerous scientific journals, including as a proposal reviewer for the National Institute of Drug Abuse, the National Institutes of Health, and others.

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