University Marshal: Susan Swider, PhD, PHNA-BC, FAAN

Susan Swider

Susan Swider, PhD, PHNA-BC, FAAN is a Professor in the Department of Community, Systems and Mental Health Nursing. Dr. Swider has practiced in acute care, home health and public health settings over the past thirty years. Her research has focused on program development and evaluation of community health workers, engaging urban communities in health promotion, and health policy to support health promotion efforts. She has taught public health nursing and co-directed 10 years of HRSA supported work to develop an on line doctoral program in Advanced Public Health Nursing, ensuring that it met the Quad Council competencies for Public Health Nursing practice. She belongs to a number of public health/nursing organizations, and 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, to advise on the development and implementation of the National Prevention Strategy. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing and the Institute of Medicine of Chicago. In 2016, she was appointed to serve on the Community Preventive Services Task Force of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.