Ira Combs, RN, BS

community liaison nurse coordinator

Center for Reducing Health Disparities
College of Public HealthUniversity of Nebraska Medical Center
University of Nebraska Medical Center 

Professional Summary 

  • 2001- present University Nebraska Medical Center, Community Liaison Nurse Coordinator- North
  • 1998- present  Omahealth Inc., Volunteer Director/Founder
  • 1999- 2002 Nebraska Health System, Lied Transplant Center, Oncology-Staff Nurse RN
  • 1997-1999 Metropolitan Community College, Instructor (part-time)  
  • 1995-1997 Dependable Home Healthcare, Director of Nursing 
  • 1995-1997 Douglas County Correctional Facility, Staff Nurse RN (part-time) 
  • 1994-1997 Northview Villa Nursing Home, Director of Nursing
  • 1991-1993 Joseph Hospital, Staff Nurse RN 
  • 1989-1991 Eastern Ambulance, Paramedic EMT-P 
  • 1976-1988 Jeremiah Home for Children, Administrator  
  • 1974-1976 Boys Town, Chaplain/Teacher 

Education

  • 1970-1974 Major in Christian Education, Grace College of  the Bible
  • 1974 Child Development Associates Degree, Iowa Western Community College, Graduate Cum Laude 
  • 1988 Certificate EMT-Paramedic, Creighton University 
  • 1991 Associates Degree Science, Registered Nurse, Metropolitan Community College
  • 2001 Bachelors in Healthcare Management, Trinity University  

Research Interests

Health Disparities, Men’s Health, STD Prevention, Child and Teen Health Issues, and Health Disparities in the African American Community within the North Omaha Area

Professional Affiliations

• American Public Health Association
• Public Health Association of Nebraska
• Omaha Black  Nurses  Association
• Mid-America Council Boy Scouts of America .

Contact Ira Combs


Bakers Place
5050 Ames Ave.
Omaha, NE 68104
Phone: (402) 559-3813
Fax: (402) 595-1459
Email: icombs@unmc.edu

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