Jonas Nguh

Contributing Faculty
College of Nursing
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

Dr. Nguh is a global health scholar and practitioner. His scope of practice has been in maternal newborn and child health programs, immunization, family planning and reproductive health, nutrition, health systems strengthening, water/sanitation/hygiene, malaria, prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV, and pediatric HIV care and treatment in Sub-Saharan countries and low resource countries. Dr. Nguh has taught and worked in more than 20 countries including; Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Ghana, Haiti, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Rwanda, Senegal, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Yemen and Zambia. Dr. Nguh is a distinguished faculty with professorships in six international universities. He teaches primarily in Public Health and Nursing programs where he chairs doctoral and masters prepared students.
Dr. Nguh has held various senior executive leadership roles in both nursing and public health academic programs. He is the President-elect of the Maryland Public Health Association, and the Policy Chair of the Men’s Health Caucus of the American Public Health Association. Previously, he served as the Executive Dean of the School of Health Professions at the University of Providence in Montana. Dr. Nguh holds a PhD in Public Health, a Master of Science in Nursing, a Master of Science in Healthcare Administration, and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. He also holds several certifications including Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executive, the National Academy of Practice, and board certified as a Nurse Executive, Advanced by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
Dr. Nguh is a multi-award winner with over 13 awards for public health, community service, leadership and volunteerism. He is a two-time recipient of the Lillian Wald Award; first from the National League of Nursing in 2015, and second from the American Public Health Association in 2019, making him the first male to be honored with this award from each organization, as well as the only male to have received this honor from both organizations. Other awards include Social Impact Award from the British Council USA in 2018; this award recognizes individuals who have made significant and sustained contributions to improving the lives of others. He was selected out of 1700 nominees, and 63 finalists across seven global regions. Other awards include the Social Change Award from Walden University in 2018 and Certified Nurses Award from the American Nurses Credentialing Center in 2018 in the category of Nurse Executive; an award which recognizes professional practice, education, research and service in the areas of innovation, collaboration, leadership and professional risk taking, and patient-centered care. In 2015, he was honored with the Outstanding Mentor Award from the Maryland Nurses Association and in 2012 was one of just six nurses nationally to receive the Nurse of the year Award from
Dr. Nguh's leadership roles in professional associations includes service as past governing Councilor for the Health Education & Health Promotion section of APHA, past board member of the American Association of Men in Nursing, associate editor for the Journal of Interprofessional Education & Practice, editorial board member for the Association of University Programs in Health Administration/Health Administration Press, the International Journal of Complexity in Leadership and Management, International Journal of Management in Education, Journal of Transcultural Nursing, and Nurse Education in Practice journal.


PhD, Walden University

Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, American College of Healthcare Executives

Public Service

Maryland Public Health Association, Other -

Awards / Honors

Lillian Wald Humanitarian Award, National League of Nursing, 2015


Nguh, J. (2013). Have Maryland local health departments effectively put in place information technology relevant to emergency preparedness?. Journal of Emergency Management