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Cherlie Magny-Normilus

Research Scholar


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.

Selected Publications

  • Schnipper, J.L.*, Samal, S.*, Nolido, N., Dalal, A.K, Magny-Normilus, C., Bitton, A., Thompson, R., Labonville, S., Crevensten, G (in press). The effects of a multi-faceted intervention to improve care transitions within an accountable care organization: results of a stepped-wedge cluster-randomized trial. Journal of Hospital Medicine. (*co-first authors)
  • Magny-Normilus, C., Nolido, N., Samal, L., Thompson, R., Crevebsten, G., & Schnipper, J.L. (2020). Clinicians’ attitudes and system capacity regarding transitional care practices within a health system: survey results from the Partners-PCORI transitions study. Journal of Patient Safety.  
  • Wischik, DL., Magny-Normilus, C., & Whittemore, R. (2019). Risk Factors of Obesity in Veterans of Recent Conflicts: Need for Diabetes Prevention. Current Diabetes Reports. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11892-019-1191-9
  • Magny-Normilus, C., & Whittemore R. (2019). Haitian immigrants and type 2 diabetes: an integrative review. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health. 10.1007/s10903-019-00914-5
  • Magny-Normilus, C., Mawn, B., & Dalton, J. (2019). Self-management of type 2 diabetes in adult Haitian immigrants: a qualitative study. Journal of Transcultural Nursing. https://doi.org/10.1177/1043659619841586
  • Magny-Normilus, C., & Schnipper, J.L. (2019). The effects of an intensive discharge intervention on medication adherence, glycemic control, and readmission rates in patients with type 2 diabetes. Journal of Patient Safety. https://doi10.1097/PTS.0000000000000601
  • Garvey, J, Dalton, J, & Magny-Normilus, C. (2019). A conceptual-theoretical-empirical structure for the study of alzeimer’s informal caregivers and home healthcare nursing services. Home Health Care Management & Practice. https://10.1177/1084822319844263
  • David, D., Dalton, J., Magny-Normilus, C., Brain, M.M., & Linster, T. (2019). The quality of family relationship, diabetes self-care, and health outcomes in older adult. Diabetes Spectrum. https://doi.org/10.2337/ds18-0039
  • Small, A., Gist, D., Souza, D., Dalton, J., Magny-Normilus, C., & Daniel, D. (2016). Using Kotter’s change model for implementing bedside handoff: A quality improvement project. Journal of Nursing Care Quality, 31(4), 304-309.
  • Magny-Normilus, C., & Lawton, A. (2014). Global health nursing: building and sustaining partnerships: Case study 5.1-educating the educators: The international nurse faculty partnership initiative. Danvers, MA: Springer Publishing Company.