Cherlie Magny-Normilus, Ph.D., FNP-BC, is a research scholar at the Connell School of Nursing. Dr. Magny-Normilus is a board-certified family nurse practitioner who received her Ph.D. in Nursing with an emphasis in Health Promotion from the University of Massachusetts Lowell. Additionally, Dr. Magny-Normilus completed a T32 funded postdoctoral fellowship in Self and Family Management of Complex Chronic Conditions at the Yale School of Nursing. Her program of research focuses on reducing health disparities among minority and vulnerable populations, particularly immigrants, through patient-focused observational studies of type 2 diabetes outcomes.
Dr. Magny-Normilus aims to improve self-management and enhance healthy behaviors as a mechanism to lower the prevalence of type 2 diabetes-related complications in underserved populations. She is currently working on characterizing self-management behaviors, barriers to type 2 diabetes self-management activities and glycemic targets to develop novel interventions for adult Haitian immigrants.