Jeanette Lancaster is currently a Visiting Professor at Vanderbilt University. She is Professor and Dean Emeritus at the University of Virginia School of Nursing. Professor Lancaster earned the BSN at the University of Tennessee, the MSN in Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing from Case Western Reserve University and the PhD in Public Health from the University of Oklahoma. She has published over 50 articles and edited or coedited 8 textbooks. Her text, Stanhope M and Lancaster J: Public Health Nursing. St. Louis. Elsevier, 2012, is in its 8th edition, and Foundations of Nursing in the Community will have its 4th edition published in late 2013.
She has worked internationally since 1989 in the areas of public health and nursing. Her international work has primarily been in China, Thailand, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Australia. She taught at the University of Hong Kong for 15 months in 2008-2009, in the areas of health promotion and public health nursing. In 2011 she returned to teach health promotion at the University of Hong Kong and taught and gave talks in Taiwan in March 2012. Dr. Lancaster edits the interdisciplinary journal, Family & Community Health. She taught at Semester at Sea Spring 2013.