Catherine Waters, RN, PhD, FAAN | Interim Dean, School of Nursing

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Catherine Waters, RN, PhD, FAAN, is Interim Dean of the School of Nursing.

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Catherine Waters, RN, PhD, FAAN, Interim Dean, School of Nursing

Catherine Waters, RN, PhD, FAAN, is Interim Dean of the UCSF School of Nursing and a professor in the Department of Community Health Systems. 

A member of the UCSF faculty since 1996, Dr. Waters’ research focuses on advancing health through lifestyle interventions in collaboration with public and private community partnerships. She has served on UCSF and UC-wide Academic Senate committees responsible for reviewing and recommending faculty advancement for all schools and campuses. 

Dr. Waters was selected as the inaugural recipient of the Sally Bates Endowed Chair in Health Disparities for her lifelong commitment to championing diversity and working to reduce health disparities in marginalized populations through research, teaching, and service. 

A former appointed member of the San Francisco Health Commission, Dr. Waters earned her BSN degree in Transcultural Nursing and PhD degree in Nursing Science from the University of Miami.

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