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Melissa Sutherland

Associate Professor


Melissa Sutherland, Ph.D., FNP-BC is an associate professor at the Connell School of Nursing. Clinically, she has practiced as a family nurse practitioner at a public health department and a community clinic for uninsured/under-insured adults. Her research and scholarship addresses the issue of interpersonal violence and its influence on health outcomes among adolescent and young adult women.

Dr. Sutherland has also been involved in the initiative to develop an interdisciplinary Public Health Minor at BC. In spring 2014, she taught the first course in the initiative, Public Health in a Global Society. Other semesters, Dr. Sutherland has co-taught with faculty at the School of Social Work.