Cherlie Magny-Normilus, Ph.D., RN, FNP-BC, FNYAM, is an assistant professor at the Connell School of Nursing and a board-certified family nurse practitioner. Dr. Magny-Normilus received her Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts Lowell. Upon completing her doctoral studies, she earned a T32-funded Postdoctoral Fellowship from Yale School of Nursing in Self and Family Management of Complex Chronic Conditions. Through her ongoing National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded research (K99NR019325/R00NR019325), Dr. Magny-Normilus identified barriers and facilitators to self-management of type 2 diabetes in adult Haitian immigrants. Using findings and lessons learned from these projects, she is developing a culturally tailored behavioral diabetes self-management education program to reduce barriers and improve self-management in Haitian immigrants with type 2 diabetes.
As a healthcare provider and a health disparities researcher, her ongoing research focuses on developing population-based interventions to support effective self-management and promote quality health care in underserved and minoritized racial and ethnic groups with chronic illness. Her work incorporates self-management activities, community-based participatory research approaches, and innovative digital health solutions.