Dorris S. Woods, PhD, RN, CNS (Retired)

Dorris S. Woods, PhD, RN, CNS (Retired)Title: Author, Nurse, Educator (Retired)

Location: Culver City, California, United States





  • American Association of University Women
  • California State University, Los Angeles
  • Claremont Graduate School
  • Community Advisory Board, Santa Monica, CA (member, 1991-2015)
  • Indiana University
  • L.A. Job Corporation Center, Community Service Program, Los Angeles, CA (women’s mentor, 1996)
  • National Association of Female Executives
  • Phi Lambda Theta
  • Registrar of Voters, Los Angeles, CA (precinct officer, 1992-1994)
  • State University of New York, Albany
  • Successful Young Women Program (mentor, 1996-present)
  • University of California, Los Angeles
  • University of California, Los Angeles Alumni Association


  • Honoree, Distinguished Worldwide Humanitarian Award (2021)
  • Recipient, Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award (2020)
  • Inductee, Top Professionals of the Year, Marquis Who’s Who (2020)
  • Featured Listee, “Who’s Who of American Women,” Marquis Who’s Who (1997-1998)
  • Author, “Spirit of the Age” (1996)
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California, Los Angeles (1990-1991)
  • Graduate Fellow, Claremont Graduate School (1988)
  • Author, “Breaking Point”
  • Author, “How to Prevent Diabetes: I Beat It and You Can Too!”
  • Recipient, Community Leadership Award, National Association of Negro Women

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