Elizabeth (Libbie) Bragg, PhD, RN

Assistant Professor, Xavier University-Cincinnati

Elizabeth (Libbie) Bragg, PhD, RN is an Assistant Professor in the College of Nursing at Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio where she currently teaches health policy to masters and doctoral nursing students. 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. In May 2019, she presented an Overview of Current and Future Dementia Care Workforce to the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, & Medicine, Committee on Population (CPOP).   Currently she is a member of the Dementia Summit Workforce Stakeholder Workgroup charged with developing 10 workforce recommendations to be presented at the 2020 National Research Summit on Care and Services.  As part of her fellowship, Dr. Bragg worked on geriatrics workforce issues and Medicare issues.