Anne H Outwater is a Senior Lecturer and former head of Department of Community Health Nursing at Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS) in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
Dr. Outwater has extensive international experience as a clinician, educator, and researcher. She began her career at Kapiolani Children’s Hospital in Hawaii and Aghia Sophia Children’s Hospital in Greece, followed by four years with Sarvodaya Shramadana Movement as district coordinator for a UNICEF Child Survival and Development Model Project in Sri Lanka. She served as US Peace Corps Medical Officer in Sri Lanka and Tanzania. She represented Family Health International in Tanzania, as Resident Advisor, heading the first USAID-funded HIV/AIDS programs. At MUHAS she was School of Nursing Curriculum Chair when all courses became competency-based; the new curricula became, officially, the standard for Tanzanian nursing schools offering bachelor and master degrees. She has taught nursing research, in a two-semester course with individual projects, to about one-quarter of Tanzania’s bachelor qualified nurses.
Dr. Outwater’s research focus is injury prevention. She has collaborated with universities in USA, Tanzania, Sweden, Japan, and Germany to investigate injury in general and homicide prevention in particular. Drawing on descriptive qualitative and quantitative data, and a case control study, a pilot intervention trial was developed and completed, showing that at-risk youth respond to an entrepreneurship training with increased income and decreased violence.
Dr. Outwater completed her BA Art History at Vassar College, BScN and MScN at New York University, and PhD in nursing at Johns Hopkins University.