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Susan Swider, PhD, PHNA-BC, FAAN

Appointed to the CPSTF: 2016

Susan SwiderSusan Swider, PhD, PHNA-BC, FAAN is a professor in the Department of Community, Systems and Mental Health Nursing at Rush University, Chicago. Dr. Swider has practiced in acute care, home health, and public health settings over the past 40 years. Her research focuses on developing and evaluating programs with community health workers, engaging urban communities in health promotion, using health policy to support health promotion efforts, and educating health professionals in population health.

Dr. Swider has taught public health nursing, and she co-directed 10 years of HRSA-supported work to develop an online doctoral program in advanced public health nursing that meets the Quad Council competencies for Public Health Nursing practice. She belongs to a number of public health and nursing organizations, and she is past president of the Association of Community Health Nursing Educators (ACHNE).

In 2011, Dr. Swider was appointed by President Obama to the Advisory Group on Prevention, Health Promotion and Integrative and Public Health. She advised on the development and implementation of the National Prevention Strategy until 2016. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing and the Institute of Medicine of Chicago.

Dr. Swider received her Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Science degrees in nursing science from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and her Bachelor in Nursing degree from DePaul University.