Dr. Brittany R. Richards
New York City College of Technology
Dr. Brittany R. Richards is an Assistant Professor at the New York City College of Technology and is a Brooklyn Native, and the daughter of Jamaican parents. As a first generation American she learned the importance of education and resiliency at an early age.
Dr. Richards graduated from University at Buffalo where she completed her Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Magna Cum Laude, and was the sole recipient of the Excellence in Nursing Award. She has been a Doctoral prepared and Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner and an experienced Nurse Educator. While working as a full-time Critical Care Registered Nurse, Dr. Richards concurrently pursued her Master of Science in Nursing and Doctor of Nursing Practice at Columbia University.
Practicing as an advance provider in communities that were medically underserved, sparked her research interests in Health Disparities; particularly in Mental Health Services and Awareness as well as the Black Maternal Health Crisis. Dr. Richards has been a community activist, healthcare advocate, and a Millennial Nurse. She has understood the importance of primary prevention, and has been working to educate the community by organizing health fairs, trainings, and workshops within various neighborhoods across New York City.
Dr. Richards has been a firm believer of Nurses rising to the occasion of being involved in legislation that directly impacts patient safety and the future of healthcare. Her passion to be of service to all, extends to her membership in various organizations such as Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated., Church of God of Prophecy, and the Greater NYC Chapter of the National Black Nurses Association, where she has been serving as the Chair of the Health Policy Committee, and was instrumental in coordinating informative town halls about COVID-19. When NYC became the Epi-Center of the COVID-19 Pandemic, Dr. Richards continued to work as a Nurse Educator remotely, while battling the virus on the frontline as a Critical Care Registered Nurse.