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


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 [Epub 2022 Apr 13]. doi: 10.1016/j.outlook.2022.02.005.

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.

Caceres BA, Ancheta AJ, Dorsen C, Newlin-Lew K, Edmondson D, Hughes TL (2022).
A population-based study of the intersection of sexual identity and race/ethnicity on physiological risk factors for CVD among U.S. adults (ages 18-59)
Ethnicity and Health, 27 (3), 617-638. doi: 10.1080/13557858.2020.1740174. PMCID: PMC7483257.

Dorsen CG, Leonard N, Goldsamt L, Warner A, Moore KG, Levitt N, Rosenfeld P (2022).
What does gender affirmation mean to you? An exploratory study
Nursing Forum, 57 (1), 34-41. doi: 10.1111/nuf.12648.

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