Benita Walton-Moss, DNS, APRN, BC,
received her Bachelor’s degree in Nursing from the Johns Hopkins University School of Health Services, Baltimore, in 1978. Her Master’s in Nursing was obtained from the University of Rochester in 1982, during which time she was also prepared as a family nurse practitioner. She earned her Doctorate of Nursing Science from the University of California, San Francisco, in 1994. She is currently an assistant professor at the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing. Dr. Walton-Moss delivers gynecologic care to women participating in a substance abuse clinic. Her area of research is women with substance abuse and intimate partner violence.
Kathleen L. Becker, MS, CRNP, is an assistant professor and an adult nurse practitioner (ANP) at the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing in Baltimore. She is the coordinator of the Adult Nurse Practitioner Program and maintains a clinical practice at Health Care for the Homeless in Baltimore MD. She is currently a member of the Content Expert Panel for the Adult Nurse Practitioner Exam at The American Nurses Credentialing Center; a member of the review panel for The Journal of Nursing Education and a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Advanced Studies in Nursing Johns Hopkins Nursing. In 2006 she received the American Association of Colleges of Nursing Graduate End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC) training for advance practice nurses award and in 2004 received the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners State Award for Excellence in Maryland. Ms. Becker is actively involved in clinical practice with patients with substance use disorders (SUD) and lectures on the topics of screening and treating patients with SUD.
Joan Kub, PhD, MA, APRN, BC, is an associate professor at the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing, in Baltimore. She coordinates the MSN/MPH program and MSN in Public Health Nursing programs at the Johns Hopkins University. She was a recipient of a CSAP Faculty Development Fellowship for the Prevention of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug Abuse from 1995 to 1998. She is an active member of the research and policy committees of the International Nurses Society on Addictions (IntSNA) and is on the editorial board of the Journal of Addictions Nursing. Her practice and research interests are focused on the prevention of substance use in children and adolescents and the overlap between substance abuse and violence.
Kathleen Woodruff, MS, APRN, BC, received her Bachelor’s degree in Nursing from the University of Maryland School of Nursing in 1981. Her Master’s degree in Nursing was obtained from the University of Maryland School of Nursing in 1987. Her advanced degree prepared her as an adult nurse practitioner. She is currently an instructor at the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing in Baltimore. She is currently working as a nurse practitioner, serving clients in the areas of substance abuse and HIV care.