Peggy Valentine

Dean and Professor


Department: School of Health and Sciences
Office Location: 241 FL Atkins
Phone: 336-750-2570
Fax: 336-750-2568
Curriculum Vitae


Dr. Peggy Valentine is Dean and Professor of the School of Health Sciences with oversight responsibility of educational programs in Clinical Laboratory Science, Health Care Management, Nursing, Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy.  She has administrative responsibility for the Rams Know H.O.W. mobile clinic. Her clinical experiences include registered nurse and physician assistant.  She received the Doctor of Education Degree from Virginia Tech, the Master of Arts and the Bachelor of Science degrees from Howard University. She is listed in Who's Who of American Women and was honored as Educator of the Year by the American Academy of Physician Assistants.  She was elected Fellow in the Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions, and the Howard University Senate honored her for outstanding contributions to the African Diaspora.

Dr. Valentine has conducted research on homeless and minority issues.  She has published in refereed journals, textbooks and manuals.  She is the founding editor-in-chief for the Journal of Best Practices in Health Professions Diversity.  She serves on the board of trustees for Novant Health and is secretary/treasurer, board of directors for the North Carolina Center for Public Policy Research and is vice president, and serves as general chair and president of the Consortium on International Management Policy and Development.  Other service includes board membership with the Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions, the National Society of Allied Health, SciWorks and others.  She is a Paul Harris Fellow for Rotary, Winston-Salem.

Educational Background

  • Virginia Tech, Doctor of Education, Nov. 1987
  • Howard University, Master of Arts, May 1983
  • Howard University, Certificate of Primary, Aug. 1979
  • Howard University, Bachelor of Sciences, May 1981
  • Washington, Tech, Associate of Arts, May 1972

  • Research and Project Interests:

  • Health Disparities and Health Equity
  • Diversity and College Students

  • Selected Publications:

    Valentine, P., Duren-Winfield, V., Onsomu, E.O., Hoover, E.L., Cammock, C., & Roberts, A. Promoting heart health: An HBCU collaboration with the living heart foundation and the national football league players association. Journal of the National Medical Association, 2012; 104(3-4), 186-193.

    Valentine, Peggy; Xu, Jiangmin Xu; Jones,Tatiana; Haile, Laila; Goore, Myrtle; Smolnik, Jane;  Egnin, Marceline. The relationship between diabetes, obesity and iris markings in African Americans in Montgomery County, Alabama. International Journal of Public Health.; 2012; 4(3): pp.309-319

    Duren-Winfield, Vanessa; Nance, Kimya; Onsomu, Elijah; Valentine, Peggy; McKenzie, Michael; Roberts, Arthur.  Champions for Outreach and Advocacy for Campus and Community Health: A College-Based Peer Health Coach Program.  The Journal of Community Engagement and Higher Education. (2012); 3:1; 1 – 10.

    Griffin-Famble, C; Valentine, P ; and Jackson-Hammond, C. “Call for a new agenda: Educational policies and practices addressing a more diverse health professions workforce.” Journal of Best Practices in Health Professions Diversity: Research Education and Policy. (Spring 2009); 2:2; 1-16.

    Coverley, D., Valentine, P.  “Enhancing Communication with Injection Drug Users”. Journal of the National Society of Allied Health. Spring/Summer (2007); 4:5, 41-48.

    Valentine, P; Wright, D; Henley, G.  "Patterns of Safer Sex Practice Among Allied Health Students at Historically Black Colleges and Universities.  Journal of Allied Health.  Fall (2003); 32:172-178.

    Valentine, P; Morton-Rias, D.  Health Care for the Homeless.  In Physician Assistant: A Guide to Clinical Practice,, 932-939 (eds. Ballweg, et al)  WB Saunders Co. Philadelphia, PA , 2003

    Valentine, P., “Bacterial Vaginosis”. Primary Care for Physician Assistants (ed.:Moser) McGraw Hill, NY, 1st edition, 1998; 2nd Edition, 2001

    Valentine, P., “Vaginal Candidiasis” Primary Care for Physician Assistants (ed: Moser) McGraw Hill, NY, 1st edition, 1998; 2nd edition, 2001

    Valentine, P., “Vaginal Trichomoniasis”. Primary Care for Physician Assistants (ed: Moser) McGraw Hill, NY, 1st edition, 1998; 2nd edition, 2001

    Valentine, P:  "Promoting Allied Health Student Development.  NSAH Perspective., 3 (Nov 2001); 2:1

    Valentine, P: "Message from the President, NSAH Perspective, 3 (Jul 2001) 1:1.

    Valentine, P; Muze, R.; Ndlovu, R: “International Partnership Between Black Universities for HIV Prevention.”  Bologna, Italy, Monduzzi Editore, 2000.

    Porter, C; Mosley, D.; and Valentine, P.: “Similarities and Differences in Selected African And African American Communities: Issues and Strategies for HIV/AIDS Prevention and Care”. Bologna, Italy, Monduzzi Editore, 2000.


    Lecca, P; Valentine, P; Lyons, K: Allied Health Practice Issues and Trends in the New Millennium. Haworth Press: New York, 2003.


    Founding Editor in Chief.  Journal of Best Practices in Health Professions Diversity.  Winston-Salem State University: North Carolina, 2007 to present


    Valentine, Peggy.  Editor ’s Foreword : Reframing Health Professions Diversity. Journal of Best Practices in Health Professions Diversity; 2013; 6(1); p ii

    Valentine, Peggy.  Editor ’s Foreword : Scaling-up for a Diverse Health Professions Workforce. Journal of Best Practices in Health Professions Diversity; 2012; 5(2); p ii

    Valentine, Peggy. Health Disparities and the Need for a More Diverse Health Professions Workforce. 2011; 4:2; ii-iii.

    Additional Information:

    Association of Schools of Allied Health Professionals, Board of Directors, 2011 to present.

    Consortium on International Management Policy and Development, General Chair, 2010 to present, President since 2013.

    SciWorks, (Winston-Salem, NC) Board of Directors, July 2007 - present

     Novant Health, (Winston-Salem, NC), Board of Trustees, March 2007 – present. Secretary and Treasurer since 2010.

    National Society of Allied Health, Board of Directors, 2002 – present

    SG Atkins Community Development Corporation of Winston-Salem, NC, 2006- 2012 

    Hospice and Palliative Care of Winston-Salem, N.C..  Member of the Board of Directors  2008 - 2012

    Rotary Club, Downtown, Paul Harris Fellow, Winston-Salem, NC.  2007 to present

    Chairman of the DC Mayors HIV/AIDS Advisory Committee.  Washington, DC  2003 - 2005.

    Zambia Orphans of AIDS (ZOA), Washington, DC. Advisor to the Board.  2002 - 2006

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