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


Gwadz M, Cluesman SR, Freeman R, Collins LM, Dorsen C, Hawkins RL, Cleland CM, Wilton L, Ritchie AS, Torbjornsen K, Leonard NR, Martinez BY, Silverman E, Israel K, Kutnick A (2022).
Advancing behavioral interventions for African American/Black and Latino persons living with HIV using a new conceptual model that integrates critical race theory, harm reduction, and self-determination theory: A qualitative exploratory study
International Journal of Equity in Health, 21 (1), 97. doi: 10.1186/s12939-022-01699-0. PMCID: PMC9286957.

Hughes TL, Jackman K, Dorsen C, Arslanian-Engoren C, Ghazal L, Christenberry T, Coleman C, Mackin M, Moore SE, Mukerjee R, Sherman A, Smith S, Walker R (2022).
How can the nursing profession help reduce sexual and gender minority related health disparities: Recommendations from the national nursing LGBTQ health summit
Nursing Outlook, 70 (3), 513-524. doi: 10.1016/j.outlook.2022.02.005.

Stein CA, Penn A, Van Hope S, Dorsen CG, Mangini M (2022).
The pharmacology and clinical applications of psychedelic medicines within midwifery practice
Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health, 67 (3), 373-383. doi: 10.1111/jmwh.13371.

Salmond S, Dorsen C (2022).
Time to reflect and take action on health disparities and health inequities
Orthopaedic Nursing, 41 (2), 64-85. doi: 10.1097/NOR.0000000000000828. PMCID: PMC8966742.

Dorsen C, Aktan N (2022).
Trees as a social determinant of health
Nurse Practitioner, 47 (4), 7. doi: 10.1097/01.NPR.0000822452.67091.e4.

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