Susan Chapman, RN, PhD, FAAN



Susan A. Chapman, PhD, RN, FAAN is Professor in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, UCSF School of Nursing, Healthforce Center and the Institute for Health Policy Studies. She is Co-Director of the Masters and Doctoral programs in Health Policy at the School of Nursing. Her scholarly work focuses on health workforce research and health policy analysis. Susan’s workforce research focuses on transforming health workforce roles in new models of care and payment reform, the long term care workforce, and advanced practice nurses in behavioral health. Over the past 18 years she has been PI, Co-PI, or Co-Investigator for over 35 grants and contracts at the local, state, national, and global level. She served on a NAM committee to address health care workforce needs for an aging U.S. population. Susan received her B.S. from the University of Iowa, her M.S from Boston College, her M.P.H from Boston University, and her PhD in Health Services and Policy Analysis from UC Berkeley.


Honors and Awards

Honorary Appointment: Professor, University of Technology Sydney, 2013
Selected as Fellow, American Academy of Nursing, 2012
Dissertation Grant, American Cancer Society California Division, 1997
The Wellness Scholarship Grant for Doctoral Study, University of California, Berkeley, 1996
Fellowship in Health Policy Management, Pew Memorial Trust, 1983
National Institute of Mental Health Training Grant, National Institute of Mental Health, 1976


Larson S, Brindis CD, Chapman SA, Spetz J. Rates of Exposure to Victimizing Events and Use of Substances Among California's Middle and High School Students. J Sch Nurs. 2018 Jan 01; 1059840517707242.
Larson S, Chapman S, Spetz J, Brindis CD. Chronic Childhood Trauma, Mental Health, Academic Achievement, and School-Based Health Center Mental Health Services. J Sch Health. 2017 Sep; 87(9):675-686.
Smith-Bernardin S, Carrico A, Max W, Chapman S. Utilization of a Sobering Center for Acute Alcohol Intoxication. Acad Emerg Med. 2017 Sep; 24(9):1060-1071.
Erikson CE, Pittman P, LaFrance A, Chapman SA. Alternative payment models lead to strategic care coordination workforce investments. Nurs Outlook. 2017 Nov - Dec; 65(6):737-745.
Duffield C, Chapman S, Rowbotham S, Blay N. Nurse-Performed Endoscopy: Implications for the Nursing Profession in Australia. Policy Polit Nurs Pract. 2017 Feb; 18(1):36-43.
Larson S, Spetz J, Brindis CD, Chapman S. Characteristic Differences Between School-Based Health Centers With and Without Mental Health Providers: A Review of National Trends. J Pediatr Health Care. 2017 Jul - Aug; 31(4):484-492.
Chapman SA, Crowe RP, Bentley MA. Recruitment and Retention of New Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)-Basics and Paramedics. Prehosp Disaster Med. 2016 Dec; 31(S1):S70-S86.
Blau G, Chapman SA. Why do Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Professionals Leave EMS? Prehosp Disaster Med. 2016 Dec; 31(S1):S105-S111.
Chapman SA, Blash LK. New Roles for Medical Assistants in Innovative Primary Care Practices. Health Serv Res. 2017 Feb; 52 Suppl 1:383-406.
Monroe-Wise A, Mashalla Y, O'Malley G, Nathanson N, Seloilwe E, Gachuno O, Odero T, Nakanjako D, Sewankambo N, Tarimo E, Urassa D, Manabe YC, Chapman S, Voss JG, Wasserheit J, Farquhar C. Training tomorrow's leaders in global health: impact of the Afya Bora Consortium Fellowship on the careers of its alumni. BMC Med Educ. 2016 Sep 19; 16(1):241.
Phoenix BJ, Hurd M, Chapman SA. Experience of Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioners in Public Mental Health. Nurs Adm Q. 2016 Jul-Sep; 40(3):212-24.
Chapman SA, Spetz J, Lin J, Chan K, Schmidt LA. Capturing Heterogeneity in Medical Marijuana Policies: A Taxonomy of Regulatory Regimes Across the United States. Subst Use Misuse. 2016 Jul 28; 51(9):1174-84.
Dy Bunpin JJ, Chapman S, Blegen M, Spetz J. Differences in Innovative Behavior Among Hospital-Based Registered Nurses. J Nurs Adm. 2016 Mar; 46(3):122-7.
Ousman K, Polomano RC, Seloilwe E, Odero T, Tarimo E, Mashalla YJ, Voss JG, O'Malley G, Chapman SA, Gachuno O, Manabe Y, Nakanjako D, Sewankambo N, Urassa D, Wasserheit JN, Wiebe DJ, Green W, Farquhar C. Interprofessional Fellowship Training for Emerging Global Health Leaders in Africa to Improve HIV Prevention and Care: The Afya Bora Consortium. J Assoc Nurses AIDS Care. 2016 May-Jun; 27(3):331-43.
Blau G, Chapman SA, Neri M. Testing the impact of career motivation on knowledge gained versus skills learned for a sample of personal/home care aide trainees. Career Developmental International. 2015; 1(21):144-159.
Chapman SA, Marks A, Dower C. Positioning Medical Assistants for a Greater Role in the Era of Health Reform. Acad Med. 2015 Oct; 90(10):1347-52.
Park SH, Blegen MA, Spetz J, Chapman SA, De Groot HA. Comparison of Nurse Staffing Measurements in Staffing-Outcomes Research. Med Care. 2015 Jan; 53(1):e1-8.
Serratt T, Meyer S, Chapman SA. Enforcement of Hospital Nurse Staffing Regulations Across the United States: Progress or Stalemate? Policy Polit Nurs Pract. 2014 Feb; 15(1-2):21-29.
Blau, G., Bentley, MA., Eggerischs, J., Chapman SA., Viswanathan KS.. Are there differences between male versus female Emergency Medical Services professionals on emotional labor and job satisfaction?. Journal of Behavioral Health. 2014; 3(2):82-85.
Larson SA, Chapman SA. Patient-centered medical home model: do school-based health centers fit the model? Policy Polit Nurs Pract. 2013 Aug-Nov; 14(3-4):163-74.
Chapman SA. Learning together to practice together. Acad Med. 2013 Nov; 88(11):1612.
Park SH, Blegen MA, Spetz J, Chapman SA, De Groot H. Patient turnover and the relationship between nurse staffing and patient outcomes. Res Nurs Health. 2012 Jun; 35(3):277-88.
Blau G, Chapman S, Boyer E, Flanagan R, Lam T, Monos C. Correlates of safety outcomes during patient ambulance transport: a partial test of the Haddon matrix. J Allied Health. 2012; 41(3):e69-72.
Chapman SA, Mulvihill L, Herrera C. Workload and time management in central cancer registries: baseline data and implication for registry staffing. J Registry Manag. 2012; 39(4):178-84.
Blau G, Chapman S, Gibson G, Bentley MA. Exploring the importance of different items as reasons for leaving emergency medical services between fully compensated, partially compensated, and non-compensated/volunteer samples. J Allied Health. 2011; 40(3):e33-7.
Blau G, Chapman S. Retrospectively exploring the importance of items in the decision to leave the emergency medical services (EMS) profession and their relationships to life satisfaction after leaving EMS and likelihood of returning to EMS. J Allied Health. 2011; 40(2):e29-32.
Chapman SA, Wides CD, Spetz J. Payment regulations for advanced practice nurses: implications for primary care. Policy Polit Nurs Pract. 2010 May; 11(2):89-98.
Chapman SA, Spetz J, Seago JA, Kaiser J, Dower C, Herrera C. How have mandated nurse staffing ratios affected hospitals? Perspectives from California hospital leaders. J Healthc Manag. 2009 Sep-Oct; 54(5):321-33; discussion 334-5.
Blau G, Chapman S, Pred RS, Lopez A. Can a four-dimensional model of occupational commitment help to explain intent to leave the emergency medical service occupation? J Allied Health. 2009; 38(3):177-86.
Chapman SA, Blau G, Pred R, and Lopez A. Correlates of intent to leave job and profession for Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics. Career Development International. 2009; 14(5):487-503.
Chapman SA, Blau G, Pred RS, Lindler V. Testing for correlates of intent to leave one's job versus intent to leave one's occupation among cancer registrars. J Allied Health. 2009; 38(1):24-30.
Spetz J, Rickles J, Chapman S, Ong PM. Job and industry turnover for registered and licensed vocational nurses. J Nurs Adm. 2008 Sep; 38(9):372-8.
Blau G, Portwood J, Chapman S, Doyle K, Holladay B, Freeman V. Exploring professional-related outcome differences between phlebotomy technicians, medical laboratory technicians, and medical technologists. J Allied Health. 2008; 37(2):e93-e108.
Blau G, Chapman S, Doyle K, Freeman V, Holladay B. Task scales performed and testing for scale differences among phlebotomy technicians, medical laboratory technicians, and medical technologists. J Allied Health. 2007; 36(3):150-6.
Spetz J, Dyer WT, Chapman S, Seago JA. Hospital demand for licensed practical nurses. West J Nurs Res. 2006 Oct; 28(6):726-39.
Seago JA, Spetz J, Chapman S, Dyer W. Can the use of LPNs alleviate the nursing shortage? Yes, the authors say, but the issues--involving recruitment, education, and scope of practice--are complex. Am J Nurs. 2006 Jul; 106(7):40-9; quiz 50.
Kaye HS, Chapman S, Newcomer RJ, Harrington C. The personal assistance workforce: trends in supply and demand. Health Aff (Millwood). 2006 Jul-Aug; 25(4):1113-20.
Mulvihill, L, Chapman S, & Lindler V. Frontline Workers in Cancer Data Management: Workforce Analysis of the Cancer Registry Field. Journal of Registry Management. 2006; 33(3):89-90.
Taché S, Chapman S. The expanding roles and occupational characteristics of medical assistants: overview of an emerging field in allied health. J Allied Health. 2006; 35(4):233-7.
Harrington C, Chapman S, Miller E, Miller N, & Newcomer, R.. Trends in the supply of long term facilities and beds in the United States. Journal of Applied Gerontology, Vol 24(4), 265-282. 2005; 24(4):265-282.
Chapman SA, McClory V, Ward-Cook K. Wage increases in the clinical laboratory: how are workers faring against inflation and in comparison to other health professions? Clin Leadersh Manag Rev. 2005 Jul 26; 19(4):E2.
Taché S, Chapman S. What a medical assistant can do for your practice. Fam Pract Manag. 2005 Apr; 12(4):51-4.
Chapman SE, Lindler V, Ward-Cook K. An assessment of critical issues facing the clinical laboratory workforce. Clin Leadersh Manag Rev. 2005 Jan 27; 19(1):E4.
Seago JA, Spetz J, Chapman S, Dyer W, Grumbach K. NAPNES board of directors position paper regarding supply, demand, and use of licensed practical nurses. J Pract Nurs. 2004; 54(2):4.
Pickett KE, Abrams B, Schauffler HH, Savage J, Brandt P, Kalkbrenner A, Chapman SA. Coverage of tobacco dependence treatments for pregnant smokers in health maintenance organizations. Am J Public Health. 2001 Sep; 91(9):1393-4.
Schauffler HH, Chapman SA. Health promotion and managed care: surveys of California's health plans and population. Am J Prev Med. 1998 Apr; 14(3):161-7.
Gerbert B, Showstack JA, Chapman SA, Schroeder SA. The changing dynamics of graduate medical education. Implications for decision-making. West J Med. 1987 Mar; 146(3):368-73.
Myers LP, Chapman SA, McPhee SJ, Schroeder SA, Leong JK, Martin AR. Which hospital services are most overused? Results from a medical audit. West J Med. 1985 Sep; 143(3):397-8.
McPhee SJ, Chapman SA, Myers LP, Schroeder SA, Leong JK. Lessons for teaching cost containment. J Med Educ. 1984 Sep; 59(9):722-9.
Schroeder SA, Myers LP, McPhee SJ, Showstack JA, Simborg DW, Chapman SA, Leong JK. The failure of physician education as a cost containment strategy. Report of a prospective controlled trial at a university hospital. JAMA. 1984 Jul 13; 252(2):225-30.
Schroeder SA, Gerbert B, Showstack JA, & Chapman SA. Reducing the size of medical school enrollment. Letter to the Editor. New England Journal of Medicine. 1984; 311.
Myers LP, Schroeder SA, Chapman SA, Leong J. What's so special about special care? Inquiry. 1984; 21(2):113-27.
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