Anita Bralock, M.N. ’91, Ph.D. ’03

Bralock, a practicing nurse for 29 years, completed her midwifery training in 1995 and set out on a mission to provide culturally competent care to women from underserved communities. For the past 18 years, she has also taught various courses for both undergraduate and graduate students at USC, Charles R. Drew University and Azusa Pacific University. She was an assistant professor of clinical nursing and coordinator of women’s health care at USC, where she initiated the nurse midwifery master’s program; assistant professor of the Nurse Midwifery Education Program at Charles R. Drew University; and since 2004 has been on the faculty at Azusa Pacific University School of Nursing, where she is currently department chair of Second Degree Programs. Bralock’s interest is in reducing health disparities among young African American and Hispanic women. Her research examines factors that decrease risky sexual behaviors among female adolescents and young adults. Bralock received the Outstanding Clinical Nurse Educator Award from USC three times and the Outstanding Nurse Educator Award once.