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Janet Dewan, PhD, MS, CRNA
Board Member



Dr. Dewan is an Associate Clinical Professor and the Associate Program Director at Northeastern University's Bouve College of Health Nurse Anesthesia Program.  She has extensive experience working with nurse anesthetists and educational programs in Africa.  She has served as a consultant for African programs work to gain approval as part of the International Federation of Nurse Anesthetists's Anesthesia Program Approval Process.

Education and Training:

  • PhD Northeastern University

  • CRNA New England Medical Center School of Nurse Anesthesia

  • MSN Pace University Leinhard School of Nursing

  • AB Douglas College, Rutgers University


Global Health Activities include:

  • Consultant, International Federation of Nurse Anesthetists Accreditation report and on-site visit. Phebe School of Nurse Anesthesia , Bong County Liberia

  • Health Volunteers Overseas (HVO) Anesthesia Programs Steering Committee

  • Consortium for Universities for Global Health (GUGH)

  • Scientific Program Advisory Committee (SPAC)

  • Seed Global Health Partnerships, Consultant, Nurse Anesthesia Program, Bong County, Liberia

  • Health Volunteers Overseas (HVO) Anesthesia Programs Steering Committee

  • Medical Board International Organization For Women and Development (IOWD)

  • Teaching and Clinical volunteerism in Rwanda and Niger.


Areas of Expertise:

  • Nurse Anesthesia

  • International Health Law

Honors & Awards

  • 2023 Massachusetts American Nurses Association Living Legend Award

  • Global Humanitarian Hero Citation Lifebox Corp/WHO Leadership International, August 19, 2015

  • American Association of Nurse Anesthetists Didactic Instructor of the Year, 2007

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