Jade Burns (Curry), Ph.D.,RN,CPNP-PC

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University of Michigan Assistant Professor

Dr. Burns holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) from the University of Michigan, a Master’s of Science degree in Nursing (MSN-pediatric nurse practitioner, primary care) from the University of Pennsylvania and a Doctorate of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Nursing from the University of Michigan. Dr. Burns’ health service research focuses on innovative approaches using community-engaged research and technology (e.g., social media, mobile apps) to increase access to sexual health services for adolescents in community health centers. Dr. Burns’ area of expertise in clinical practice as a pediatric nurse practitioner is adolescent health care, family planning, health promotion, and HIV/STI prevention. Her secondary area of interest is improving nursing practice and training programs in underserved areas. She is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Michigan School of Nursing and faculty in the Center for Sexuality and Health Disparities


Research/Clinical Practice Area: Jonas Nurse Leader – teen sexual behavior, technology, community-based, participatory research, health disparities and inequity,service-learning

Research dissertation: In their Public Space: A Qualitative Analysis of Young African American Males’ Views
of Social Media as a Mode for Condom Use Education

Jonas Scholar Alumni: 2016