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Lina Badr, DNSc, CPNP, RN, FAAN

Phone: (626) 815-6000, Ext. 5589
Alternate: (818) 917-2406
Fax: (626) 815-5414
Lina Badr started teaching in 1974 and has taught in Lebanon (AUB, Balamand, and LAU), Boston (Curry College and the University of Massachusetts), and Los Angeles (PNP Program at UCLA and in the PhD Program at Azusa Pacific University). She is a tenured professor emerita at the University of California, Los Angeles, and her teaching expertise is in advanced pediatric nursing and research methods. Badr’s program of research is related to the neurodevelopment of high-risk infants, with a focus on intervention and long-term follow-up. She has received several National Institutes of Health grants related to her area of research, and has published nearly 60 articles in peer-reviewed journals.


  • DNSc, Child Development, Boston University School of Nursing
  • MSN, Maternal Child Nursing, Texas Women’s University
  • BS, Nursing, American University of Beirut


  • Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Certificate, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Assessment of Premature Infants (APIB), Harvard Medical School
  • Brazelton Assessment Scale, Harvard Medical School


School of Nursing

  • Graduate Programs
  • Doctoral Programs


  • Child Development
  • Maternity Nursing
  • Pediatrics

Courses Taught

  • GNRS 532 – Advanced Nursing Practice in Pediatrics
  • GNRS 590A – Primary Health Care of the Young Family
  • GNRS 706 – Methods of Inquiry
  • GNRS 707 – Quantitative Nursing Research Designs