Nancy VanDevanter
Nancy VanDevanter, DrPH, RN, EdM
NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing - Professor
NYU Wagner School of Public Policy - Professor
NYU College of Global Public Health - Faculty Associate
DrPH, Public Health, Columbia University School of Public Health
MPH, Harvard School of Public Health
EdM, Boston University School of Education
BS, Boston University School of Education
Research Interests
HIV/AIDS/STIs prevention, Adolescent health, Tobacco control, Community based participatory research, Community level health promotion and disease prevention, Health services research, Translational research
Nancy VanDevanter has conducted  extensive behavioral intervention research integrating a community based participatory research approach into the development and testing of theory-driven interventions to promote health and reduce disease in populations with significant health disparities.  Her interventions have focused on individuals living with HIV, first among HIV infected blood donors and later an NIH funded qualitative study to identify the adaptive tasks and context of risk behavior in adolescents with behaviorally acquired HIV. As a principal investigator, she has tested interventions to increase self-protective sexual health behaviors in adolescents and women at risk for HIV.  She is currently Co-I on a HPV vaccine acceptability study being conducted in the Dominican Republic. In addition, she is an investigator on several tobacco intervention studies utilizing an implementation science framework.
Principal Investigator, Barriers and Facilitators to Screening and Treatment for HCV Among IV Drug Users in the Republic of Georgia. Completed


VanDevanter N, Zhong L, Dannefer R, Manyindo N, Walker S, Otero V, Smith K, Keita R, Thorpe L, Drackett E, Seidl L, Brown-Dudley L, Earle K, Islam N (2022).
Implementation facilitators and challenges of a place-based intervention to reduce health disparities in Harlem through community activation and mobilization
Frontiers in Public Health, 689942. doi: 10.3389/fpubh.2022.689942. PMCID: PMC9090448.

Shelley D, Cleland CM, Nguyen T, VanDevanter N, Siman N, Minh HV, Nguyen N (2022).
Effectiveness of a multicomponent strategy for implementing guidelines for treating tobacco use in Vietnam Commune Health Centers
Nicotine and Tobacco Research, 24 (2), 196-203. doi: 10.1093/ntr/ntab189. PMCID: PMC8807172.

Liebermann E, Van Devanter N, Frias Guzman N, Hammer MJ, Ompad D (2021).
Dominican provider attitudes towards HPV testing for cervical cancer screening and, current challenges to cervical cancer prevention in the Dominican Republic: A mixed methods study
Journal of Cancer Education, 36 (6), 1170-1185. doi: 10.1007/s13187-020-01746-w. PMCID: PMC7572473.

Kovner C, Raveis VH, Van Devanter N, Yu G, Glassman K, Ridge LJ (2021).
The psychosocial impact on frontline nurses of caring for patients with COVID-19 during the first wave of the pandemic in New York City
Nursing Outlook, 69 (5), 744-754. doi: 10.1016/j.outlook.2021.03.019. PMCID: PMC8020119.

VanDevanter N, Vu M, Nguyen A, Nguyen T, Van Minh H, Nguyen NT, Shelley DR (2020).
A qualitative assessment of factors influencing implementation and sustainability of evidence-based tobacco use treatment in Vietnam health centers
Implementation Science, 15 (1), 73. doi: 10.1186/s13012-020-01035-6. PMCID: PMC7488010.

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