Joanne Langan, Ph.D., RN, CNE, stands before the Bahamas National Emergency Management Agency. Langan was in the country in the spring of 2020 to talk and train with Bahamian nurses and health care officials.
Passionate about helping people in need when disasters strike, she has devoted her career, research and teaching to preparing other nurses around the world to help their patients cope in the moment and heal for the future.
Langan, professor of nursing in the Trudy Busch Valentine School of Nursing, is an internationally known expert in the field of disaster preparedness, response and recovery. Her work was sparked by her experiences in a military family, one that survived earthquakes, mudslides, hurricanes, tornadoes, winter storms and mass power outages.