Dr. Gibran Mancus, PhD, MSN-Ed, BSN is an adjunct professor at Pacific College. He has over nine years of experience in nursing, including work in community and planetary health. Dr. Mancus’ research focuses on Biosocial Health Geography. Mancus received his BSN from University of Nebraska, an MSN-Ed from Daemen College, and his PhD in Nursing at Johns Hopkins University.
Dr. Mancus is dedicated to the science of nursing and environmental health through research that links ecosystem based adaptation with the resilience of vulnerable communities living with structural and contextual inequality and cumulative trauma. He focused on environmental inequality early in his nursing education, starting with an undergraduate policy campaign addressing the health implications to communities impacted by mountaintop removal with the Student Sierra Club at West Virginia University. His concern about the impact of inequity of neighborhood greenness on the resilience of communities and individuals has now been translated to a program of research.