Melissa Sutherland, Ph.D., FNP-BC
Cushing Hall 421
- Ph.D. - University of Virginia
- B.S.N., M.S.N. - State University of New York, Binghamton
- B.S. - Cornell University
Intimate partner violence, STDs/HIV, health consequences of violence
Dr. Sutherland is an assistant professor at the Connell School of Nursing. Before joining the faculty she was practicing as a nurse practitioner at a sexually transmitted disease clinic in upstate New York. She completed her dissertation in May 2008 at the University of Virginia. Her dissertation was titled "Dissociation, violence and risk reducing behaviors in women" and examined lifetime violence, dissociative experiences and safer sex practices in a sample of women. She has worked as a maternal/child nurse, community health, and public health. Dr. Sutherland's research focuses on health promotion, specifically sexual health, among women experiencing violence.
SELECTED APPOINTMENTS & AWARDS
- 2013 - Women's Health Research Award, National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women's Health
- 2013 - Distinguished Practitioner and Fellow, National Academies of Practice
- 2013 - National Academies of Practice. Distinguished Practitioner and Fellow
- 2011 - present, Nursing Network Violence Against Women International
Advisory Board Member (Treasurer)
- Sutherland, M.A., Fantasia, H.C., & Adkison, L. (2014). Sexual health and dissociative experiences among abused women. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 35, 41-49.
- Prowse, K., Logue, C. & Sutherland, M.A., & Fantasia, H.C. (2013). Intimate partner violence and the CDC’s HIV risk reduction interventions. Public Health Nursing, Early View Online.
- Fontenot, H. B., Fantasia, h. C., Lee-St. Jhn, T., Sutherland, M. A. (in press). The effects of intimate partner violence duration on individual and partner-related sexual risk factors among women. To appear in Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health.
- Cory, A., Boyle, K., McClain, N., & Sutherland, M.A. (in press). Examining nutrition among a sample of 3-5 year-old children living in rural Jamaica. Pediatric Nursing.
- Sutherland, M. A. (2013). A second look: Incarceration during pregnancy. Nursing for Women’s Health, 17(3), 225-230. doi: 10.1111/1751-486X.12036