Linda Burnes Bolton, DrPH, RN, FAAN
Vice President, Nursing & Chief Nursing Officer
Linda Burnes Bolton is Vice President for Nursing, Chief Nursing Officer and Director of Nursing Research at Cedars-Sinai. She is one of the Principal Investigators at the Cedars-Sinai Burns & Allen Research Institute.
Dr. Burnes Bolton has held board and officer positions for several national organizations and is the recipient of numerous awards for her scholarly and world community service, including receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Organization of Nurse Executives in 2007 and the Distinguished Alumnae Award from Arizona State University in 2008. In 2009 she was appointed vice chair of the Institute of Medicine Commission on the Future of Nursing. She was elected to the AONE board of directors in 2010, representing region nine. In 2011 she was named one of the top twenty five women in health care by Modern Healthcare magazine and the Los Angeles Business Journal top ten healthcare executive. An endowed nursing leadership scholarship in her name was established in 2011 at the University of California, Los Angeles School of Nursing. She is a trustee at Case Western Reserve University and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Dr. Burnes Bolton holds positions as Associate Clinical Professor at the University of California, San Francisco, (UCSF) School of Nursing and UCLA School of Nursing. Dr. Burnes Bolton received her DrPH in Population Health & Behavioral Science from UCLA School of Public Health.
Dr. Burnes Bolton is a past president of the American Academy of Nursing and the National Black Nurses Association. She is a member of the American Nurses Association, American Organization for Nurse Executives (AONE), Association of California Nurse Leaders; American Public Health Association, Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science, National Black Nurses Foundation and National League for Nursing.