Postdoc Jerry Nutor

Jerry is an expert on the complex determinants of maternal and child health in resource-limited settings. He is also a registered nurse. He thus brings both scientific and clinical perspectives to bear upon public health projects on mother-to-child HIV transmission, access to clean water, and breastfeeding. Jerry is especially interested in causes of the varied motivation among patients to adhere to medical advice.

Jerry was President of the Graduate Student Association at Drexel, and is also a highly-decorated global health researcher. He then came to Princeton as a postdoc via the Global Health Program of the Center for Health and Wellbeing. Because his biological research interests align so well with ours, especially on the interacting perils of infectious diseases and malnutrition, we learned a great deal from Jerry. He is now an Assistant Professor of Nursing at UCSF.


Ph.D. in Nursing Science
Drexel University College of Nursing and Health Professions

M.S. in Nursing & Health-Care Leadership
University of California-Davis

B.S. in Nursing
University of Cape Coast, Ghana

Diploma in Nursing
Nurses' Training College - Ho, Volta Region, Ghana


Awards from Drexel University:
Research Grants, Office of Research and Graduate College
International Travel Award, Office of International Programs
Outstanding Student Leadership Award, English Language Center and Office of International Programs
Dissertation Research Grant, Office of Global Health/Dornsife Global
Development Scholar Program
The Elizabeth Powell Scholarship for Academic Success in Nursing

International and Teck-Kah Lim Travel Awards, Drexel University

Awards from University of California-Davis:
Award for Excellence in Interprofessional/Interdisciplinary Education, Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing
Provost's Prize for Best Student Organized Interdisciplinary Research and Practice Session

Awards from University of California-Davis:
Grant for Poverty Alleviation through Sustainable Solutions, Blum Center for Developing Economies
Certificate of Honor, Women of Color Academic Conference
Award of Honor (People's Choice Award), Interdisciplinary Graduate and Professional Symposium

Leadership Award for Master of Nursing Science Education, Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

Award of Honor for Best Research Presentation, University Nursing Students Association of Ghana

Scientific Posts

Sept 2018-now
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Center for Health and Wellbeing
Princeton University

March 2018-now
Adjunct Faculty
Department of Community Health and Prevention – Dornsife School of Public Health
Drexel University

Global Health Research Fellow
College of Nursing and Health Professions
Drexel University

Graduate Teaching/Research Assistant on several projects
College of Nursing and Health Professions
Drexel University

Graduate Research Assistant
University of California-Davis

Staff Nurse
Ho Municipal Hospital – Ho, Volta Region, Ghana

Additional Publications

Nutor, J. J., Slaughter-Acey, J. C., Giurgescu, C., & Misra, D. P. (2018). Symptoms of Depression and Preterm Birth Among Black Women. MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing, 43: 252.

Murray-Garcia J, Ackerman-Barger, K. W., Goldstein E., Nutor, J. J. (2017). Building Individual and
Institutional Capacity of an Urban Academic Health System to Serve Local Sex Trafficking Victims. Journal Committed to Social Change on Race and Ethnicity 3.

Nutor, J. J., Bell, J. F., Slaughter-Acey, J. C., Joseph, J. G., Apesoa-Varano, E., & De Leon Siantz, M. (2017). Household resources as determinants of child mortality in Ghana. Rural and Remote Health Journal 17: 4202.

Nutor, J. J., Marquez, S. P., & Slaughter-Acey, J. C. (2017). Improving Breastfeeding Practices at the Community Level: Results from Sinazongwe District, Zambia. Annals of Global Health, 83: 196.

Nutor, J. J., Kayingo, G., Bell, J. F., & Joseph, J. G. (2016). Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices Regarding Care of Newborn Umbilical Cord Among Healthcare Workers and Mothers in the Volta Region of Ghana. Annals of Global Health, 82: 548.

Nutor, J. J. (2016). Umbilical Cord Care Practices in the Volta Region of Ghana: A Cross-sectional Study. Sigma Theta Tau International 27th International Research Congress. STTI.

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