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Susan Denman

Dr. Denman’s clinical background includes public health nursing and work as a family nurse practitioner in a variety of settings from urban hospital-based clinics to rural community health centers. Currently, she practices 4-8 hours/week as a Family Nurse Practitioner in the Extended Hours service of Lincoln Community Health Center.

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Division:  Adult and Family Programs Division


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.


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

Representative Publications   (search)

  • 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]
  • 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]
  • 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]
  • 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]
  • 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]
  • 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

  • Enhanced Geriatric Content for Family Nurse Practitioners, Health Resources and Service Administration.      
  • En Pareja: A Latino Couples Intervention to Help Expectant Fathers Quit Smoking, National Institutes of Health, 5R01-CA127307-02.      
  • Assessing Risk Factors for Obesity in Young Children in Northern Mexico.      
  • Health of Latino Infants: Interventions to Assure Care, National Institutes of Health, 1R15-NR008701-01A2.      
  • Award for partial funding of three conference presenters - Video project, Duke Center for Instructional Technology Jump Start grant.      
  • Adult Physical Exam Video Project, Duke Center for Instructional Technology Jump Start grant.      
  • Initiate Use of Audio/Video iPODS in selected DUSON courses, Duke Center for Instructional Technology Digital Initiative grant.      
  • LEE (Lograremos el Ejercer Enfermeria), Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.      
  • Evidence-Based Nursing in Geriatric Care Settings, Health Resources and Service Administration (HRSA), 1D62 HP01909-01.      
  • El Centro Hispano Latino Health Fair support, Duke University Latino/a Studies.      
  • Hispanic Nurses Advancement Project Meeting Support, Duke University Latino/a Studies.      
  • Latino Nurses Project, Johnson & Johnson.      
  • Pink Ribbon Project, DUSON/El Centro Hispano. FDA Program Grant..      
  • LATCH (Latino Access to Coordinated Health Care), Health Resources and Service Administration (HRSA).      
  • Hablamos de Nuestra Salud,, Glaxo Program Grant to DUMC.      
  • PDA Project for ABSN and Medical Spanish Students, Center for Instructional Technology, Duke University.      
  • Educating Health Care Students and Health Care Professionals: Spanish Language and Cultural Competency, a Modular Approach to Building Skill., The Duke Endowment.      
  • Latino Access to Health Care (Survey), Duke Endowment.