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Cherlie Magny-Normilus

Assistant Professor


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.

Selected Publications

  • Magny-Normilus C, Whittemore R, Nunez-Smith M, Wexler D, Schnipper J, Fu M. Barriers to type 2 diabetes management among older adult Haitian immigrants. The Science of Diabetes Care Self-Management and Care. 2021;47(5). doi.org/10.1177/26350106211040435.
  • Magny-Normilus, C., & Schnipper, J.L. Effects of an intensive discharge intervention on medication adherence, glycemic control, and readmission rates in patients with type 2 diabetes. J Patient Saf. 17.2 (2021):73-80. https://doi10.1097/PTS.0000000000000601
  • Magny-Normilus, C., Nolido, N., Samal, L., Thompson, R., Crevebsten, G., & Schnipper, J.L. Clinicians’ attitudes and system capacity regarding transitional care practices within a health system: survey results from the Partners-PCORI transitions study. J Patient Saf. 2021, 17(8):e727-e731.
  • Hassan, S., Magny-Normilus, C., Galusha, D., Adams, O.P., Maharaj, R., Nazario, C.M., Nunez, M., & Nunez-Smith, M. Glycemic control and management of cardiovascular risk factors among adults with diabetes in the Eastern Caribbean Health Outcomes Research Network (ECHORN) Cohort Study. Primary Care Diabetes. 2021. doi.org/10.1016/jpcd.2021.06.011.
  • Schnipper, J.L., Samal, L., Nolido, N., Dalal, A., Magny-Normilus, C., & Bitton, A. The effects of a multi-faceted intervention to improve care transitions within an accountable care organization: results of a stepped wedge cluster-randomized trial. J Hosp Med. 2021, 16(1):15-22. doi: 10.12788/jhm.3513
  • Huang, S., Magny-Normilus, McMahon, E., & Whittemore, R. Systematic review of lifestyle interventions for gestational diabetes mellitus in pregnancy and postpartum period. JOGNN. 2022. Doi.org/10.1016/j.jogn.2021.10.007.
  • Fu, M.R., Axelrod, D., Guth, A., McTernan, M.L., Qiu, J.M., Zhou, Z., Ko, E., Magny-Normilus, C., Scagliola, J., Wang, Y. The Effects of Obesity on Lymphatic Pain and Swelling in Breast Cancer Patients. Biomedicines. 2021,9, 818. https://doi.org/10.3390/biomedicines9070818

Selected Grants

  • R00NR019325, Magny-Normilus (PI), 2022-2025, Self-Management and Glycemic Control Among Haitian Immigrants with Type 2 Diabetes (2)
  • American Nurses Foundation (O’Reilly-Jacob (PI), Role: Co-I, 2022-2025, Reimagining Nursing Initiative, Reducing Barriers to Value-based Care Payments in NP-led Primary Care
  • K99NR019325, Magny-Normilus (PI), 2020-2022, Self-Management and Glycemic Control in Adult Haitian Immigrants with Type 2 Diabetes (1)
  • T32NR019325, Grey (PI), Role: Postdoc, 2018-2019, Barriers to Type 2 Diabetes Management Among Older Adult Haitians.
  • Eta Omega Chapter, Pi-Epsilon-at-Large Chapter, Magny-Normilus (PI), 2015-2017, Self-Management of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in the Context of Haitian American Adult Culture
  • W.K. Kellog Foundation, The Regis College Haiti Project (PI), Role: Co-I , 2015-2018, Pilot Group of Nurses to Achieve health-related leadership role
  • Clinton Bush Haiti Fund, The Regis College Haiti Project (PI), Role: Co-I, 2012-2015, Pilot Group of Nurses to Achieve health-related leadership role
  • Massachusetts Hospital Association Scholarship, Magny-Normilus (PI), 2010-2011, Nursing Faculty Professional Scholarship