Dr. Burns’ health services research focuses on innovative approaches using community-engaged research and technology (e.g., social media, mobile apps, messaging) to increase access to sexual health services for adolescents and young adults at community health centers. Dr. Burns’ area of expertise in clinical practice as a pediatric nurse practitioner is adolescent healthcare, family planning, health promotion, and HIV/STI prevention. Her secondary area of interest is improving nursing practice and training programs in underserved areas. Additionally, she serves on IHPI's Early Career Faculty Advisory Council (FAC).
- Ph.D., Nursing, University of Michigan
- M.S.N., University of Pennsylvania
- B.S.N., University of Michigan