Nancy R. Downing, PhD, RN, SANE-A, SANE-P, FAAN, serves as Vice Chair of the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) Organization of Scientific Area Committees for Forensic Science (OSAC) Forensic Nursing Subcommittee (FNSC). She is an associate professor in the Center of Excellence for Forensic Nursing at Texas A&M University in Bryan-College Station, Texas and teaches in the Master of Science in Nursing Forensic Nursing Program. She conducts research on the intersections between interpersonal violence, trauma, substance use, and related health outcomes. She has published over 40 data-based articles in peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Downing has been a nationally certified forensic nurse since 2004 and currently provides care to persons across the lifespan who have experienced interpersonal violence or abuse at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center in College Station, Texas. In 2016, she was appointed by the Texas Governor to the Texas Forensic Science Commission and was reappointed in 2018 and 2020. She served as President of the International Association of Forensic Nurses (IAFN) in 2021 and has been a member of the IAFN Research Committee since. In 2022, she was appointed to the American Nurses Association Innovation Advisory Committee and is a member of its Technology & Devises Subcommittee. She was inducted as a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing in 2019.