Eileen Weber, DNP, JD, BSN, PHN, RN

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Eileen Weber

Eileen Weber is a nurse attorney and clinical assistant professor at the University of Minnesota School of Nursing, where she teaches pre-licensure and graduate nursing ethics and leadership courses. She serves on the school's Inclusivity and Diversity Committee and directs the Policy Dialogue Series for the Katharine J. Densford International Center for Nursing Leadership. She is faculty advisor for the interprofessional University of Minnesota Hotspotters student group collaborating with Jeffrey Brenner's Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers and the National Center for Complex Health and Social Needs. She founded and leads the Upper Midwest Healthcare Legal Partnership Learning Collaborative and serves on the University of Minnesota Medical Center's hospital ethics committee.

Weber earned her Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree in Health Innovation and Leadership from the University of Minnesota. She earned her RN diploma from Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, PA, her BSN summa cum laude from the University of Minnesota, and her JD in the founding class of the University of St. Thomas School of Law in Minneapolis. Her clinical experience and past certifications have been in urban critical care and emergency nursing. Weber has served as vice-president of the Minnesota Nurses Association, earning awards for political action and outstanding service.

She served on MNA's ethics committee and government affairs commission. She represented nursing on the Minnesota Health Care Commission, was a regular columnist for the St. Paul Pioneer Press and an occasional op-ed contributor for the Star Tribune. She coordinated Project DECIDE's 11 end-of-life care research projects for the University of Minnesota's Center for Bioethics. Weber coordinated and led interprofessional education with the nationally renowned Hennepin Health county-based care coordination initiative for Medicaid enrollees, and organized rural workshops for the Minnesota Department of Health's Health Care Homes program. She serves on the state health department's Health Care Homes/State Innovation Model Advisory Workgroup and the state's Environmental Health Tracking and Biomonitoring Advisory Board. She has extensive experience in legislative lobbying, community activism, and political campaign management. Weber's scholarship is focused on the intersection of nursing, law, ethics, public policy and interprofessional collaboration.