Jonas IV Nurse Leader Scholar Alumni

Jade Burns, PhD, CPNP-PC

University of Michigan

Dr. Jade Burns has undergraduate and graduate degrees in nursing from the University of Michigan and the University of Pennsylvania. She completed her PhD in Nursing at the University of Michigan School of Nursing in 2016. Her research interest is in African American adolescents and their use of social media. She is interested in examining the benefits of social media and how it may be a potential medium to educate African American adolescents (more specifically African American adolescent males) and encourage safer sexual health decisions/behaviors. Dr. Burns has eight-plus years experience working with children and youth ages 0-21 in a variety of clinical and academic settings ranging from the emergency room to several public schools within Metro Detroit. She now works as the Director of Healthy Teens Community Care Center, an adolescent school-linked clinic in the heart of Detroit. The clinic is part of a larger non-profit, Detroit Community Health Connection Inc. Her area of expertise in clinical practice as a pediatric nurse practitioner is adolescent health care, family planning, health promotion, and STI prevention. Dr. Burns was previously selected as a Paul Ambrose Scholar through the Association for Prevention Teaching and Research as well as a McNeil Scholar through the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners. She is active in many nursing and non-nursing organizations. Her hobbies in the past and present have included running, coaching cheerleading, and watching reality TV.