Caroline Dorsen
Caroline Dorsen, PhD, FNP-BC
Rutgers School of Nursing - Associate Dean of Advanced Practice and Clinical Partnerships & Clinical Associate Professor
PhD, Nursing Research and Theory Development, NYU College of Nursing
MSN, Nursing, Yale University
BS, Nursing, New York University
BA, Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley
Research Interests
LGBT health, Health inequities, Stigma/Discrimination, Nursing/Nurse Practitioners, Qualitative research, Drug-assisted psychotherapy
Caroline Dorsen is the Associate Dean of Advanced Practice and Clinical Partnerships at Rutgers School of Nursing. Dr. Dorsen is a nurse scholar, nurse educator, and nurse clinician whose passion is the interface between health and social justice. She is a nationally and internationally recognized expert and clinical scholar on sexual and gender minority health who has authored or co-authored over 35 publications and has received numerous awards for her writing. In recognition of her expertise as a teacher and educator, Dr. Dorsen was the 2020 recipient of the Dean’s Distinguished Teaching Award at NYU Meyers College of Nursing. In 2020, she was also the recipient of NYU’s Martin Luther King Faculty Award sponsored by the President and Provost for “exemplifying the spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. through teaching excellence, leadership, social justice activism, and community building.” Notably, she was the first nursing faculty member to receive this prestigious award at NYU.
Principal Investigator, Ethnographic Approach to Understanding the Subculture of Plant Medicine Users: A Pilot Study. Completed


Dorsen CG, Leonard N, Goldsamt L, Warner A, Moore KG, Levitt N, Rosenfeld P (2021).
What does gender affirmation mean to you? An exploratory study
Nursing Forum [Epub 2021 Sep 17]. doi: 10.1111/nuf.12648.

Cleland CM, Gwadz M, Collins LM, Wilton L, Sherpa D, Dorsen C, Leonard NR, Cluesman SR, Martinez BY, Ritchie AS, Ayvazyan M (2021).
African American/Black and Latino adults with detectable HIV viral load evidence substantial risk for polysubstance substance use and co-occurring problems: A latent class analysis
AIDS and Behavior, 25 (8), 2501-2516. doi: 10.1007/s10461-021-03212-0. PMCID: PMC7937776.

Penn A, Dorsen CG, Hope S, Rosa WE (2021).
Psychedelic-assisted therapy: Emerging treatments in mental health disorders
American Journal of Nursing, 121 (6), 34-40. doi: 10.1097/01.NAJ.0000753464.35523.29.

Gwadz M, Campos S, Freeman R, Cleland CM, Wilton L, Sherpa D, Ritchie AS, Hawkins RL, Allen JY, Martinez BY, Dorsen C, Collins LM, Hroncich T, Cluesman SR, Leonard NR (2021).
Black and Latino persons living with HIV evidence risk and resilience in the context of COVID-19: A mixed-methods study of the early phase of the pandemic
AIDS and Behavior, 25 (5), 1340-1360. doi: 10.1007/s10461-021-03177-0. PMCID: PMC7873114.

Warner A, Dorsen C, Dunn Navarra A, Cohen S (2021).
An integrative review of experiences parenting transgender and gender diverse children
Journal of Family Nursing [Epub 2021 Apr 15]. doi: 10.1177/10748407211001559.

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