Sonja R. Fuqua, PhD, RN, is the Director of Clinical Quality for the Mississippi Primary Health Care Association. With over 30 years in nursing, her experiences range from Obstetric nursing (clinical) to Manager of Research and Recruitment with the Jackson Heart Study, to four years with G. A. Carmichael Family Health Center (GACFHC), one of the Federally Qualified Healthcare Centers in Mississippi.
Dr. Fuqua received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Nursing and her doctorate in African American Studies. She is a lifetime member of both Eliza Pillars Registered Nurses of Mississippi, one the oldest African American nurses’ organizations and The National Black Nurses Association. Dr. Fuqua has completed a term on the Mississippi Board of Nursing and is in her second term as a Regional Coordinator for Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing.
Dr. Fuqua has been a generous collaborator with, and has worked with Dr. Gaglioti and the network on the project highlighted below characterizing barriers to obtaining colonoscopy in the primary care safety net that was recently presented at a national meeting. She also dynamically hosted our first listening session at the MSPCA’s monthly QI meeting for our Eugene Washington Engagement Award from PCORI.