Reverend Veronica A. Clarke-Tasker, Ph.D., RN, MBA, MPH is a tenured Professor at Howard University College of Nursing and Allied Health Sciences, Division of Nursing. As a health care professional, Rev. Dr. Clarke-Tasker is committed to her career in ministry which is teaching, research and service. Her research interests are in cancer prevention and early detection with minority populations and HIV/AIDS. Rev. Dr. Clarke-Tasker works with a variety of organizations focusing on the special needs of minority populations and has lectured widely on these topics. During the summer months, Rev. Dr. Clarke-Tasker enjoys working as a missionary in both South & West Africa.
Rev. Dr. Clarke-Tasker was a recipient of NINR Mentored Research Scientist Development Award for her research project entitled “Prostate Cancer Screening Program for African American Men.” She was awarded a grant from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality to study "Prostate Cancer in Young African American Men” and served as a faculty mentor for the University of the District of Columbia, " Research Infrastructure for Minority Institution ,& rdquo; grant. She currently serves as Coordinator for Education and Student Engagement – Community Engagement and Research on the Georgetown-Howard Universities Center for Clinical and Translational Science (GHUCTS). In May , 2013 Rutgers College of Nursing Educational Opportunity Fund Program renamed their Alumni Award in her honor.
Rev. Dr. Clarke-Tasker is the secretary of the National Black Nurses Association, Inc.; member of the Black Leadership Commission on AIDS of Washington, DC & Vicinity, and as an Ordained Reverend at Greater Mt. Nebo African Methodist Episcopal Church, where works with the Naomi & Ruth Ministry which focuses on domestic violent. The Reverend is currently pursuing a Masters of Divinity at Howard University School of Divinity and is the wife of Mr. James W. Battle Jr.