Carole R. Myers PhD, RN, a Professor in the College of Nursing at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, coordinates interdisciplinary graduate health policy courses and a certificate program in health policy.
Myers uses of policy, advocacy, and media to promote population health, focusing on healthcare access, rural health and healthcare disparities, Medicaid, and the value of Advanced Practice Registered Nurses. Myers frequently contributes to discussions on national health reform, the transformation of healthcare, full practice authority, and grassroots advocacy. She is the creator and host of HealthConnections, a radio show on the Knoxville NPR-affiliate. Myers and her cohost were recently awarded a first-place 2018 Golden Press Award for Radio-Documentary Public Affairs Programming. Myers blogs, is an avid Tweeter, and author of OpEds and other commentaries. She conducts research that centers on policymaking and health services with an emphasis on access to care, TennCare, public health programs, and Advanced Practice Registered Nurses.
Myers is a Senior Fellow at the Center for Health Policy and Media Engagement at George Washington University and a Faculty Policy Fellow with the American Association of Colleges of Nursing. She was previously appointed to the Tennessee Scope of Practice Legislative Task Force and elected co-chair; selected as a Southeastern Conference Academic Leadership Fellow and American Advocacy Institute Fellow; and awarded the TN-PAC Advocacy Award, American Association of Nurse Practitioners Nurse Practitioner Advocate State Award for Excellence, and the Tennessee Nurses Association Louise Browning Political Nurse Award.