Josephine Ensign

Josephine Ensign is a writer and a nurse. She teaches health policy, community health, and health humanities at the University of Washington in Seattle. She has been a nurse for over thirty years, providing health care for homeless and marginalized populations. She is an alumna of Hedgebrook, the Jack Straw Writers Program, and the Community of Writers at Squaw Valley. Her medical memoir, Catching Homelessness: A Nurse’s Story of Falling Through the Safety Net (Berkeley: She Writes Press, 2016), has been named the University of Washington Health Sciences Common Book for academic year 2016/2017.