Tim Cunningham

Tim Cunningham is an assistant professor of nursing, an assistant professor in the drama department, and Director of the Compassionate Care Initiative at the University of Virginia. After earning an MSN from UVA, he worked as a pediatric and adult trauma/emergency nurse while also serving as executive director of Clowns Without Borders, USA, work that took him around the world, including to post-earthquake Haiti where a documentary film “Send in the Clowns” featured him and his colleagues. He completed a Doctorate in Public Health in 2016 at the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University in the department of population and family health. His research focuses on self-care, resilience and compassion.