Joann Sands, DNP, RN, ANP-BC

Clinical Assistant Professor

Joann Sands.

School of Nursing
University at Buffalo
219 Wende Hall
Buffalo, NY 14214-3079

PHONE: 716-829-2342

I’ve been a volunteer firefighter/EMT for the last 12 years. I had the opportunity to go on a deployment with the fire department after Hurricane Irene. I also was able to take several nursing students on a deployment to Schoharie County after Hurricane Sandy.

Joann Sands is a clinical assistant professor at the School of Nursing with a passion for disaster and emergency response management. Her areas of interest include disaster preparedness and response, resiliency after a disaster, disaster epidemiology, emergency management and global health.

Sands is a member of Consortium for Humanitarian Service and Education (CHSE). This organization runs three interdisciplinary disaster/humanitarian exercises throughout the year with New York Hope, Missouri Hope and Atlantic Hope (in Florida). Students from the School of Nursing attend these exercises to gain experience in the disaster and emergency response field like identifying best practices, understanding of human behavior in the true-to-life settings in which professionals operate.

In addition, Sands recently participated in the University’s active shooter drill, which included several UB departments and schools, local police and fire departments, students, the FBI, and many other organizations.

In the News