Leading Optimally

Speakers: Dr. Tracey L. Murray, Dr. Lori Harvin.

During the presentation, the presenter will focus on evidence-based practice aimed at optimal leadership. Guided by her personal and professional experiences, the presentation addresses functionality, performance, and balance of one’s mind, health, faith, family, and focus. The presenter provides a unique framework of how to maximize oneself at 80% rather than pushing oneself to or beyond 100%.

Dr. Tracey L. Murray


DNP, CRNP, FNP-BC, RN, Dean and Professor, College of Health Professions, Coppin State University

Dr. Tracey L. Murray serves as the dean of the College of Health Professions and director of the health centers at Coppin State University, Baltimore. She previously held administrative and faculty positions within the Helene Fuld School of Nursing at Coppin.

Her clinical experience is in medical surgical nursing, maternal-child, women’s health, family practice and end-of-life care. Her research has been focused on postpartum depression, adherence, hypertension, chronic disease management, learner-centered principles and evidence-based practice. Her sponsored research and grants have focused on health disparities and workforce development with an emphasis on those impacted by social determinants of education and health. She has more than 27 years working in healthcare and nursing education.

Her mantras are: Seize the day; work smarter, not harder; and seek joy as happiness is temporary.

Dr. Lori Harvin

pic-of-dr-harvinDr. Lori A. Harvin is committed to doing her part in eliminating health disparities in the community and received an award for Outstanding Community Service in 2016. Dr. Harvin is a strong believer in lifelong learning and is always searching for opportunities to improve herself and bring out the best in others.

Her research focus is the effectiveness of faith based organizations and the role of spirituality in improving health behaviors. She recently published an article addressing the role of spirituality in health care delivery. Dr. Harvin’s additional research interest includes Cardiovascular Disease, Diabetes, Health Disparities, Student Retention in Higher Education, Social Determinants and Minorities in Nursing Leadership.