Susan A. Albrecht

University of Pittsburgh, USA

Dr. Albrecht received BSN, MN & PhD degrees from the University of Pittsburgh, and an MPM degree from Carnegie Mellon University. She is Associate Dean for External Relations, and Associate Tenured Professor at the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing. Dr. Albrecht’s expertise is in nursing education and continuing education and she has taught in the undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral programs at the School of Nursing for 32 years. Dr. Albrecht conducted pioneering research of a nursing intervention to help pregnant adolescents stop smoking. She provided the field with the first tested and successful implementation of a nursing intervention that positively affects pregnancy outcomes of high-risk adolescents and promotes long-term health outcomes of the women and her child. Dr. Albrecht has been (2010) President of the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses Board of Directors, and also as an elected member on the American Nurses Association Congress on Nursing Practice and Economics. She is an Executive Board Member for the National Partnership for Smoke Free Families. Dr. Albrecht is a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing and serves on the Fellow Selection Committee. In addition, she is member of the Academy’s Child, Adolescent and Family Expert Panel. Dr. Albrecht serves on the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Cleaner Air for Healthy Children, as well as the Governing Board of the University of Pittsburgh Office of Child Development Early Head Start/Family Foundations. She was a Pennsylvania delegate to the American Nurses Association for seven years and is a past president of the Pennsylvania State Nurses Association. In 2005, Dr. Albrecht received the Pennsylvania State Nurses Association Distinguished Nurse Award. Recent honors from the University of Pittsburgh include the School of Education Alumni Award and the School of Nursing Cameos of Caring Nurse Educator Award.

Biography Updated on 9 November 2010

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