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
BSN, 1972 - Nursing, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
Dementia-Capable Care Coordination in Duals Demonstration Programs: Workforce Needs, Promising Practices, and Policy.
Utilization and Economic Contribution of Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioners in Public Behavioral Health Services.
Rates of Exposure to Victimizing Events and Use of Substances Among California's Middle and High School Students.
Characteristics of Older Adults in Primary Care Who May Benefit From Primary Palliative Care in the U.S.
Chronic Childhood Trauma, Mental Health, Academic Achievement, and School-Based Health Center Mental Health Services.
Characteristic Differences Between School-Based Health Centers With and Without Mental Health Providers: A Review of National Trends.
Training tomorrow's leaders in global health: impact of the Afya Bora Consortium Fellowship on the careers of its alumni.
Capturing Heterogeneity in Medical Marijuana Policies: A Taxonomy of Regulatory Regimes Across the United States.
Interprofessional Fellowship Training for Emerging Global Health Leaders in Africa to Improve HIV Prevention and Care: The Afya Bora Consortium.
Testing the impact of career motivation on knowledge gained versus skills learned for a sample of personal/home care aide trainees
Are there differences between male versus female Emergency Medical Services professionals on emotional labor and job satisfaction?
Correlates of safety outcomes during patient ambulance transport: a partial test of the Haddon matrix.
Workload and time management in central cancer registries: baseline data and implication for registry staffing.
Exploring the importance of different items as reasons for leaving emergency medical services between fully compensated, partially compensated, and non-compensated/volunteer samples.
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.
How have mandated nurse staffing ratios affected hospitals? Perspectives from California hospital leaders.
Can a four-dimensional model of occupational commitment help to explain intent to leave the emergency medical service occupation?
Testing for correlates of intent to leave one's job versus intent to leave one's occupation among cancer registrars.
Exploring professional-related outcome differences between phlebotomy technicians, medical laboratory technicians, and medical technologists.
Task scales performed and testing for scale differences among phlebotomy technicians, medical laboratory technicians, and medical technologists.
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.
The expanding roles and occupational characteristics of medical assistants: overview of an emerging field in allied health.
Wage increases in the clinical laboratory: how are workers faring against inflation and in comparison to other health professions?
NAPNES board of directors position paper regarding supply, demand, and use of licensed practical nurses.
The failure of physician education as a cost containment strategy. Report of a prospective controlled trial at a university hospital.
Emergency Medical Technicians
Allied Health Personnel
Health Care Reform
Peer Support Providers
Long Term Care Workforce
Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioners
New Models Of Care
Community Health Workers