Suzanne Willard

Suzanne Willard, PhD, APN-c, FAAN

Associate Dean for Global Health and Clinical Professor

Dr. Willard is currently the Associate Dean for Global Health.  She has served many roles in the School of Nursing.  In addition to starting Nursing’s global presence, she was instrumental in the initiation of many programs at Rutgers including the startup of the Nurse Managed Clinic, the move of programs to the DNP, harmonization of the graduate programs during the merger with the former UMDNJ and the implementation of the HIV NP track.  

Her area of interest has been in the field of HIV for over 25 years. She has been a practitioner as well as a program designer and implementer in a variety of HIV settings.  She also was the lead on the initiation of quality improvement programs for the City of Philadelphia as well as globally with the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation. She currently maintains her clinical practice as an advanced practice nurse at Zufall Health Center providing HIV treatment services in Somerville, NJ. Prior to her HIV work, she was a trauma nurse at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia. 

Dr. Willard has held leadership positions within the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care including serving as President. She has been recognized nationally and internationally for her work.  She is a member of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care, American Nurses Association, and New Jersey Nurses Association and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing.

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