Elizabeth (Libbie) Bragg, PhD, RN

Associate Professor, College of Nursing, and Research Associate Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Cincinnati

Elizabeth (Libbie) Bragg, PhD, RN is an Associate Professor in the College of Nursing with a secondary appointment in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Cincinnati. She received her MSN from Ohio State University in 1987 and her PhD in Political Science from the University of Cincinnati in 1999. Her dissertation topic was “How Do Issues Get on the Agenda of State Legislatures?” Dr. Bragg has over 40 years’ experience in teaching, research, administration, practice, and volunteer activities. In 1979, with a colleague, she started her own business, RN Consultants, Inc., which she was involved with until 1983. From 1986 to 1987, she was State Director of Public Health Nursing and Acting Director, Division of Local Health, West Virginia State Health Department. She has worked on several election campaigns, and in 1986 was the campaign manager for the successful re-election of a candidate for the West Virginia House of Delegates. In 2002, she was named one of Cincinnati’s Leading Women in the area of Health Care. From 2000 to 2010, she was co-investigator for the Geriatrics Workforce Policy Studies Center, and has co-authored 20 peer-reviewed manuscripts related to geriatrics training and practice. She is a member of the American Geriatrics Society’s Public Policy Committee and Relative Value Scale Update Committee. She teaches health policy courses at the University of Cincinnati. As part of her fellowship, Dr. Bragg worked on geriatrics workforce issues and Medicare issues.