Crystal DeVance-Wilson, PhD, MBA, PHCNS-BC


Assistant Professor

Vice Chair, UMSON at the Universities at Shady Grove

Director, Maryland Nursing Workforce Center

School Affiliation

School of Nursing


  • Nursing Workforce
  • Community/Public Health
  • Black Men's Health


Dr. DeVance-Wilson is a board-certified public health clinical nurse specialist with 30 years of experience working in acute and community settings with diverse populations. She is an assistant professor at the University of Maryland School of Nursing, where she teaches in the graduate and undergraduate programs. Dr. DeVance-Wilson is the vice chair of the University of Maryland School of Nursing at the Universities at Shady Grove and also serves as the director of the Maryland Nursing Workforce Center, through which she and her team work to address issues affecting Maryland nurses, nursing students, schools of nursing, and healt hcare organizations. Dr. DeVance-Wilson has also held leadership positions in several community organizations and is currently the immediate past chair of the Montgomery County (Maryland) Commission on Health.

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This information was last updated February 19, 2024.