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Name: Blake, Barbara J.

Historical Note:

Barbara J. Blake was born in Camden, New Jersey, where she lived until 1972 when the family moved to Florida. Blake began a diploma nursing program through Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, Florida, without completing it. She attended Miami Dade Community College and received an Associate of Arts degree from Florida Junior College. Blake completed the nursing program at Indian River Community College and worked for hospitals in Clearwater and Pensacola. In 1983 she received her Bachelor's degree in Nursing from Florida Southern College. It was while working for the Polk County Health Department that she developed her interest in community health nursing. Blake received her Master's degree in Nursing from the University of South Florida in 1989. Shortly thereafter her husband was transferred and the family moved to Atlanta. Blake worked as a research nurse for the AIDS Research Consortium of Atlanta (ARCA) and the West Paces Clinical Research Group. Her husband was transferred to Dallas, Texas, and Blake completed her Ph.D. from Texas Women's University in 2000. The family moved back to Atlanta and Dr. Blake joined the faculty at Kennesaw State University, teaching community health nursing.

While at Kennesaw State, Dr. Blake has continued her interest in HIV research. With colleagues in the School of Nursing, Blake worked with the Georgia Community Planning Group (GCPG) to develop an HIV comprehensive plan. She also visited Lesotho, Swaziland, South Africa, and Kampala, Uganda, as part of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care (ANAC). Dr. Blake was the recipient of the KSU Foundation's Distinguished Professor Award in 2012.

Sources: KSU/45/05/001, Kennesaw State University Oral history project, Kennesaw State University Oral history series, Item 110: Interview with Barbara J. Blake
Note Author: Anne M. Graham

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