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College of Nursing

Faculty and Staff

Joy Deupree, PhD, APRN, WHNP-BC

Title: Professor and Associate Dean for Practice Innovation, Partnerships & Policy
College of Nursing
Phone: 803-777-7367

College of Nursing
University of South Carolina
1601 Greene Street, Room 502F
Columbia, SC 29208-4001 
United States 



Dr. Deupree completed her BSN in 1994, Masters of Science in Nursing in 1997, and her Doctorate of Philosophy in 2011 through the University of Alabama School of Public Health and School of Education Joint Program in Birmingham, Alabama. She also completed a Postmaster’s Certificate Program in the Family Health Nurse Practitioner Program at the UAB School of Nursing.  


Dr. Deupree has taught numerous courses in the College of Nursing including Evolution of Nursing Science, Advance Leadership, Health Policy and Politics, and Health Literacy.

Professional Service

Dr. Deupree is currently involved in the following professional/leadership activities:

  • UAB Civitan International Research Center, Birmingham, AL
  • Institute of Healthcare Advancement, La Habra, CA
  • National Council to Improve Patient Safety Through Health Literacy
  • Campaign for Action - American Association of Retired Persons and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
  • Capital City Nurse Practitioner Association, Columbia South Carolina
  • South Carolina State Nurses Association, South Carolina  

Professional Practice

In addition to being a Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner, Dr. Deupree's clinical experience includes women's health, labor and delivery and newborn nursery. 

Research Studies (Selected)

Expanding Our Cancer Prevention and Control Infrastructure to Reduce Disparities. National Institutes for Health P30. 2019 - 2022. Co-Investigator.

COPD Patient and Caregiver Quality Improvement Project. UAB Patient Centered Outcomes Research Pilot Study for K12 Application. 2019. Co-Investigator. 

Publications (selected)

Deupree, J., Gakumo, A., and Ivankova, N. (June 2020). Advancing health policy: A statewide nurse-led health literacy initiative for Alabama. Target journal Nursing Outlook.

Deupree, J., and *Peterson, D., Peng, L.,(May 2020). Associations between patient education materials used for discharge, HCAHPS communication data, and other publicly reported data. Target journal; Journal for Healthcare Quality. In-progress.

Refereed Articles
*Edwards, C., *Bolling-Walker, K., and Deupree, J. (November 2019). Actionability and usability of a fever management tool for pediatric caregivers. The Journal for Nursing Education. In-press.

Selleck C, Jablonski R, Miltner RS, Deupree, J., McGann, and Powell, J.(2020). Partnering to Educate Nurses in Long-Term Care. Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing. 2020 Feb;51(2):75-81. http://doi:10.3928/00220124-20200115-06

Holland, Aimee, Selleck, C., Deupree, J., Hodges, A., Shirey, M., Blakely, K., Plane, L., and Harper, D., (2019). A curriculum to expand rural health care access. The Journal for Nurse Practitioners, Volume 15, Issue 4;

Walker, Danielle, Howe, C., Dunkery, M., Deupree, J., Cromier, C. (2019). HLKES-2: Revision and evaluation of the health literacy knowledge and experiences scale. Journal for Nursing Education. 2019, 58(2):86–92.

Selleck, C., Deupree, J., Hodges, A., Holland, A., Plane, L., Horton, J., & Harper, D. (2018). Meeting healthcare needs in rural Alabama: The power of partnerships. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved. vol. 29 no. 4, 2018, pp. 1177-1187. Project MUSE, http://doi:10.1353/hpu.2018.0089

Deupree, J., (2018). From the bedside to serving on the board: Nurses are changing the face of health care. The Clinical Nurse Specialist. doi:10.1097/NUR.0000000000000353 

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