Faculty Biographical Sketches
Susan Burger, Department of Nursing
Dr. Susan Burger, Assistant Professor in Nursing is a doctorally prepared registered nurse (BSN-Duke University; MSN-Nursing Education-Southern CT State University; PhD-University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill) with more than 30 years nursing experience. Dr. Burger joined the WCSU faculty in the fall of 2015. Prior to coming to WCSU, she held academic positions at the University of Connecticut, New York University, Sacred Heart University, and Rutgers University. She is a Certified Nurse Educator with clinical expertise in Community-Public Health Nursing and Maternal-Child Health Nursing.
Dr. Burger is an active researcher and presenter. Her program of research focuses on reducing re-hospitalization among chronically ill individuals through more effective self-management. Over the past 5 years she has been studying the impact of telehealth monitoring on health outcomes among community dwelling, low income residents in Stamford, CT. She is currently investigating the implementation of a new patient centered medical home care team model and its impact on quality, cost, and satisfaction in a multi-site community health center located in Bridgeport, CT
Dr. Burger was inducted into Sigma Theta Tau in 1987 and is actively involved in the CT Association of Public Health Nurses and the Eastern Nursing Research Society. In addition, she is looking forward to serving on many department and university committees at WCSU.