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College of Nursing Faculty

Bonnie P. Dumas, PhdBonnie P. Dumas, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Medical University of South Carolina
College of Nursing
99 Jonathan Lucas Street
MSC 160
Charleston, SC, 29425-1600

Telephone: (843) 792-2518
Fax: (843) 792-2104

Dr. Bonnie Pleasants Dumas is an Assistant Professor in the College of Nursing and an associate member of the faculty of the College of Graduate Studies at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC). Dr. Dumas received her Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Science in Biostatistics from MUSC, and her Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from the University of South Carolina. She collaborates with faculty and mentors students in the areas of research study design and application of statistical methodology in nursing research. Dr. Dumas teaches statistics and research practice at the undergraduate, graduate and doctoral levels.

Dr. Dumas comes to the College of Nursing from private industry, where she collaborated with science researchers in the development and outcomes assessment of multidisciplinary research studies utilizing statistical thinking/statistical methods.  She is interested in the implementation of health care quality initiatives in hospitals and other health care facilities, capitalizing on nurses' unique role for successful outcomes. She holds Black Belt certification in Six Sigma, a program based on a business management strategy of using quality management methods and incorporating statistical procedures.

She is involved in her profession, serving as chair of the Consulting Statisticians Electronic Listserve Establishment Committee of the American Statistical Association. The goal of this initiative is to facilitate/enhance online communication among statisticians engaged in statistical consulting throughout the US and other countries to heighten the collective learning. She is past president of the SC Chapter of the American Statistical Association and received a National Chapter Service Recognition Award for exemplary service to her state chapter.

Dr. Dumas is active in the local Charleston community, serving as a volunteer on Trident United Way Community Investment Review Team, Harleston Village Neighborhood Association Board, and the Girl Scouts of Eastern Carolina newly-founded Women's Advisory Committee. She was recognized by the Girl Scouts of Carolina Lowcountry through their Women of Distinction in Business Award in 2006 for her business and community work.