Derryl Block Ph.D. - NIU - College of Health & Human Sciences

About the College

Derryl Block PhD, MPH, MSN, RN

Derryl Block

Title: Dean
Division: Dean's Office
Office Location: Wirtz Hall 227
Office Phone: (815) 753-1877
Office Fax: (815) 753-6169

Educational Background

Ph.D., Nursing (Planning and Evaluation of Health Programs)
University of Pennsylvania

M.S.N., Nursing (Community Health Nursing)
University of Pennsylvania

M.P.H., Public Health Administration
Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health

B.S.N., Nursing
University of Maryland

Academic Research Interests

  • Health workforce development
  • Public health nursing
  • Community development 

Selected Publications

Bennett, J.A., & Block, D. (2012). Nursing leadership to ensure patient and health worker protection from influenza. Vaccine, 30, 1756-1758

Vandenhouten, C. L., Malakar, C. L., Kubsch, S., Block, D., & Gallagher-Lepak, S. (2011). Political participation of registered nurses. Policy, Politics, & Nursing Practice, 12(3), 159-167. Retrieved from 

Gibson, J.D., Richard, J., Srinivansan, A., & Block, D. (2011). Public health practice applications. In V. Saba & K. McCormick (Eds.) Essentials of Nursing Informatics (5th ed.), New York, McGraw Hill.

Gallagher-Lepak, S., Block, D., Rojaz, Y.E.U., Birkholz, L., & Moran, C.C.M. (2011). Using distance technology to learn across borders: A virtual "travel course" in nursing. Journal of Nursing Education, 50(8), 283-286.

Cross, S., Block, D., Josten, L., Reckinger, D., Olson Keller, L., Strohschein, S., Ripke, M. (2006). Measuring population-based competencies for public health nurses. Public Health Nursing, 23(2), 108-114.