Susan Denman, Associate Clinical Professor in the School of Nursing and Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies

Susan Denman
Office Location:  2035 Pearson Building
Office Phone:  (919) 684-9373
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Ph.D.University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill1996
MSState University of New York, Stony Brook1979
BSState University of New York1972

Family Nurse Practitioner
Research Interests:

Current research interests are access and utilization of primary health care, especially by Latino populations. Particular interests are maternal/child health access and utilization by vulnerable populations and the effect of demographics, barriers, satisfaction and information on use of primary care.


Transients and Migrants • Primary Health Care • Clinical Competence • Cultural Characteristics

Representative Publications

  1. Pollak, KI; Denman, S; Gordon, KC; Lyna, P; Rocha, P; Brouwer, RN; Fish, L; Baucom, DH, Is pregnancy a teachable moment for smoking cessation among US Latino expectant fathers? A pilot study., Ethnicity & Health, vol. 15 no. 1 (December, 2009), pp. 1-13, ISSN 1465-3419 [doi]  [abs]
  2. Hunter, A; Denman-Vitale, S; Garzon, L; Allen, PJ; Schumann, L, Global infections: recognition, management, and prevention., The Nurse Practitioner, vol. 32 no. 2 (February, 2007), pp. 34-41, ISSN 0361-1817 [17264792], [doi]  [abs]
  3. Denman, S., Education: an essential key for the improvement of public health in developing countries., in 2ème Réunion du Comité Scientifique IAP-WHEP (October, 2006), French National Academy of Sciences, Inter Academy Panel, Scientific Committee of the Women's Health Education Program (WHEP). [html]
  4. Green-Hernandez, C; Quinn, AAT; Denman-Vitale, S; Falkenstern, SK; Judge-Ellis, T, Making primary care culturally competent., The Nurse Practitioner, vol. 29 no. 6 (June, 2004), pp. 49-55, ISSN 0361-1817 [15257125], [doi]
  5. Denman-Vitale, S; Murillo, EK, Effective promotion of breastfeeding among Latin American women newly immigrated to the United States., Holistic Nursing Practice, vol. 13 no. 4 (July, 1999), pp. 51-60, ISSN 0887-9311 [10661118], [doi]  [abs]
  6. Denman, S. and Stern, E. and Parra, I. and Lopez, C. and Gilbertson, S. and Quibrera, M., Latino Access to Care Survey: Report to The Duke Endowment. (1999), Duke University School of Nursing, Durham, NC
Selected Grant Support