College of Nursing

Dr. Betsy List, PhD, MPH, RN

Teaching Professor, College of Nursing

Dr. List earned her PhD in public health with a specialization in epidemiology from Walden University and Master of Public Health degree from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She has more than 25 years of experience in health care delivery, including maternal-newborn nursing, newborn intensive care, and evidence-based practice. She also has experience as a research nurse for NIH-funded epidemiologic research on human milk and lactation. Her most recent role supported the use of evidence-based decision making by interdisciplinary quality improvement teams working to improve health outcomes for children living with chronic disease.

Dr. List has served as a leader, mentor, and educator for clinical and professional staff, as well as, students in the medical and nursing sciences. She has co-authored several evidence-based practice reviews and served as an expert reviewer of numerous pediatric evidence-based clinical practice guidelines. She teaches primarily in the online Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree program at Xavier University.



  • PhD in Public Health/ Epidemiology, Walden University 2014;MPH in Public Health Practice, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2008;BSN, Nursing, Graceland University, 2001;ADN, Nursing, Brookdale Community College, 1985