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Jade Burns, PhD, RN, CPNP-PC

Assistant Professor

Dr. Burns is an Assistant Professor at University of Michigan School of Nursing.  Dr. Burns holds a Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN) from the University of Michigan, a Master’s of Science degree in Nursing (MSN-pediatric nurse practitioner, primary care) from the University of Pennsylvania and a Doctorate of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Nursing from the University of Michigan. Dr. Burns has extensive experience working with youth ages 0-21 in a variety of clinical, community-based and academic settings. She is the former Director of Healthy Teens Community Care Center, an adolescent school-linked clinic in the heart of Detroit. The clinic is part of a larger non-profit, Detroit Community Health Connection (DCHC). Her area of expertise in clinical practice as a pediatric nurse practitioner is adolescent health care, family planning, health promotion, and HIV/STI prevention.


As a scholar, Dr. Burns is interested in innovative approaches using community-engaged research and technology to increase access to sexual health services for African American adolescent males and young adults, specifically in ambulatory care settings like community health centers. Dr. Burns continues to work in close collaboration with students and community partners within the city of Detroit and serves on a myriad of nursing and non-nursing organizations including the Michigan Organization of Adolescent Sexual Health (MOASH) and the Detroit Public Schools Community District (DPSCD) Sex Education Advisory Board

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