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Mary Kay Goldschmidt, DNP, RN, APHN-BC

Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Family and Community Health Nursing

1100 East Leigh Street, Room 3057
PO Box 980567
Richmond, VA 23298-0567

Phone: (804) 828-5180
Email: mkgoldschmidt@vcu.edu


Teaching experience includes community health, clinical prevention and population health, health policy, evidence-based nursing research, managing information technology and community health clinical faculty. 


Program of research focuses on public health surveillance of child abuse, and the development of prevention policy.  


Currently an active member of the American Public Health Association, American Nurses Association, Virginia Nurses Association, Academy Health, Southern Nursing Research Society, International Association of Forensic Nurses and Sigma Theta Tau. Served as an expert on Pediatric Abusive Head Trauma and testified at the full committee hearing of the Joint Commission on Health Care regarding the Virginia incidence of Abusive Head Trauma and cost of the economic burden (2011).


  • BSN, University of Virginia
  • MSN, Public Health Nursing Leadership, University of Virginia
  • DNP, University of Virginia


  • Sigma Theta Tau, Beta Kappa Chapter, University of Virginia School of Nursing
  • Future Virginia Nurse Faculty Award, University of Virginia School of Nursing
  • Graduated with honors, University of Virginia School of Nursing


  • Fourteenth International Conference on Shaken Baby Syndrome and Abusive Head Trauma. Denver, Colorado (2014). “Rigorous Public Health Surveillance of Abusive Head Trauma: A Pilot Protocol for Evaluating Traumatic Brain Injuries Reportedly Caused by Minor Falls.”
  • Joint Commission on Health Care – House Document No. 10 (2012), pp. 11-16. Report of the Joint Commission on Health Care: Shaken Baby Syndrome and Abusive Head Trauma (HJR 632, 2011).
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