Susan Norris

PhD, RN
Assistant Professor
Susan-Norris
Rutgers School of Nursing–Camden
530 Federal Street
Room 320
Camden, NJ 08102
Phone 
(856) 225-6790

Education 
PhD (Anthropology): Harvard University, 2002
MS (Nursing): West Chester University of Pennsylvania, 2012
BS (Nursing): Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing, 2008
BA (Anthropology): University at Albany, 1992
Expertise 
Transcultural nursing
Health disparities
Health determinants
Global health
Population health
Biography 

Dr. Susan Norris focuses on the study, practice and teaching of transcultural nursing and population health. Dr. Norris' research uses both quantitative and qualitative methods to understand health determinants and practices among diverse populations locally and globally.  Her work aims to addres...read more

Selected Publications 

Articles in Refereed Journals

(2016) Norris, S. & Ayres, C. Factors influencing the health promoting physical activity behaviors of diverse urban adolescents, Journal of Nursing Practice Applications and Reviews of Nursing Research (accepted 12/15)

(2016) Ayres, C., Jurado, L.F., Norris, S., & Mahat, G. An investigation of the relationships between acculturation and specific health practices in Asian Americans, Journal of Nursing Practice Applications and Reviews of Nursing Research (accepted 12/15)

(2015) Diefenback, C., Herrman, A., Wade, G., Hayes, E., Voelmeck, W., Cowperthwait, A., & Norris, S. Preparedness for clinical: Evaluation of the core elements of the Clinical Immersion Curriculum model. Journal of Professional Nursing, 31(2), 124-132.

(2014) Norris, S., & Ayres, C. (2014). Health beliefs and practices of urban adolescents: A pilot study. Journal of Nursing Practice Applications & Reviews of Nursing Research, 4 (1), 68-76.

(2013) Ayres, C., Mahat, G., Atkins, R. & Norris, S. (2013). Social support as a mediator of the relationship between self-esteem and positive health practices: Implications for practice. Journal of Nursing Practice Applications & Reviews of Nursing Research, 3 (1), 15-21.

Funding - Internal 

2014-2015 (Grant Amount: $5,000)
Local-Global Partnership Development Grant. "Community and Maternal Health in Brazil and South Africa: A Partnership for Global Health." Centers for Global Advancement and International Affairs, Rutgers University, Norris, Susan (Primary Investigator)

2015-ongoing (Grant Amount: $5,000)
Dean's Summer Research Development Grant, Rutgers School of Nursing–Camden. Factors influencing health beliefs and practices of adolescents., Norris, S.

2013-2015 (Grant Amount: $8,000)
International Collaborative Research Grant. "Health in Vespasiano,Brazil: Evaluating Environmental, Social and Institutional Effects on Health Outcomes." Center for Global Advancement and International Affairs, Rutgers University, Norris, Susan (Co-Primary Investigator, 50%) and Donaghy, Maureen

2013 (Grant Amount: $10,000)
Dean's Summer Research Development Program, Rutgers School of Nursing–Camden. "Health Beliefs and Practices Among Urban Youth in Camden, N.J.," Norris, Susan, (Primary Investigator)

Honors and Distinctions 

Fellowships

2013 — Civic Engagement Faculty Fellow, Rutgers University–Camden

Professional Awards and Honors

2018 — President-elect of the Council on Nursing and Anthropology (CONAA)

2015 — Outstanding Educator Award, Rutgers School of Nursing–Camden

2015 — Grand Marshal, Commencement, Rutgers School of Nursing–Camden

2013 — Nurse Leader, Sigma Theta Tau, 2013

2013 — Faculty Ambassador, University of São Paolo, Centers for Global Advancement and International Affairs, Rutgers University

Professional Organizations 
American Nurses Association