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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 a 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 health care 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., Griggs, S., Sanders, J., Hwang, Y., & Longhurst, C. (2023). Sleep Characteristics in Adults of African Descent at Risk for and with Cardiometabolic Conditions: A Systematic Review. Endocrines, 4(3), 502–520. DOI: 10.3390/endocrines4030036
  • Huang, S., Magny-Normilus, C., McMahon, E., & Whittemore, R. (2022). Systematic Review of Lifestyle Interventions for Gestational Diabetes Mellitus in Pregnancy and the Postpartum Period. Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing: JOGNN, 51(2), 115–125. DOI: 10.1016/j.jogn.2021.10.007
  • Magny-Normilus, C., Hassan, S., Sanders, J., Longhurst, C., Lee, C. S., & Jurgens, C. Y. (2022). Implications for Self-Management among African Caribbean Adults with Noncommunicable Diseases and Mental Health Disorders: A Systematic Review. Biomedicines, 10(11), 2735. DOI: 10.3390/biomedicines10112735
  • Griggs, S., Blanchette, J. E., Hickman, R. L., Magny-Normilus, C., Baskin, R. G., Margevicius, S., & Hatipoglu, B. (2022). Racial and Ethnic Cardiometabolic Risk Disparities in the Type 1 Diabetes Exchange Clinic Registry Cohort. Endocrine Practice, 28(12), 1237–1243. DOI: 10.1016/j.eprac.2022.10.003
  • Magny-Normilus, C., Whittemore, R., Wexler, D. J., Schnipper, J. L., Nunez-Smith, M., & Fu, M. R. (2021). Barriers to Type 2 Diabetes Management among Older Adult Haitian Immigrants. Science of Diabetes Self-Management and Care, 47(5), 382–390. DOI: 10.1177/26350106211040435
  • Magny-Normilus, C., Nolido, N., Samal, L., Thompson, R., Crevensten, G., & Schnipper, J. L. (2021). 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, 17(8), E727–E731. DOI: 10.1097/PTS.0000000000000664
  • Magny-Normilus, C., Nolido, N. V., Borges, J. C., Brady, M., Labonville, S., Williams, D., … Schnipper, J. L. (2021). Effects of an Intensive Discharge Intervention on Medication Adherence, Glycemic Control, and Readmission Rates in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes. Journal of Patient Safety, 17(2), 73–80. DOI: 10.1097/PTS.0000000000000601
  • Hassan, S., Magny-Normilus, C., Galusha, D., Adams, O. P., Maharaj, R. G., Nazario, C. M., … Nunez-Smith, M. (2021). 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, 16(1), 107-115. DOI: 10.1016/j.pcd.2021.06.011
  • Schnipper, J. L., Samal, L., Nolido, N., Yoon, C., Dalal, A. K., Magny-Normilus, C., … Crevensten, G. (2021). The Effects of a Multifaceted Intervention to Improve Care Transitions within an Accountable Care Organization: Results of a Stepped-Wedge Cluster-Randomized Trial. Journal of Hospital Medicine, 16(1), 15–22. DOI: 10.12788/jhm.3513
  • Fu, M. R., Axelrod, D., Guth, A., McTernan, M. L., Qiu, J. M., Zhou, Z., … Wang, Y. (2021). The Effects of Obesity on Lymphatic Pain and Swelling in Breast Cancer Patients. Biomedicines, 9(7), 818. DOI: 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