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Candace Burns, PhD, MS, APRN, FAAOHN

Candace Burns, PhD, MS, APRN, FAAOHN

Professor, COPH Dean's Office

Professor, College of Nursing


  • PHD, University of Michigan, 1980

Research Interests

  • Stress
  • Effects of trauma on the immune system and health
  • Occupational Stress
  • Women
  • Nurses
  • Veterans with PTSD symptoms
  • ADVISOR - Ph.D. and DNP  
  • Dr. Burns has secured over $14 million in NIH T42 Center and HRSA funding.
  • She is nationally recognized for her expertise in interdisciplinary training.
  • She is a frequent grant reviewer for HRSA and a CCNE nursing program accreditation evaluator and site visitor.