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Featured Author

Journal of Forensic Nursing® Author Feature


Candace W. Burton, PhD, RN, AFN-BC, AGN-BC, FNAP is our currently featured author.  She is the lead author of the article Trauma-Informed Care Education in Baccalaureate Nursing Curricula in the United States: Applying the American Association of Colleges of Nursing Essentials published in the Oct/Dec 2019 issue of the Journal of Forensic Nursing

Dr. Candace W. Burton is an Assistant Professor in the Sue & Bill Gross School of Nursing at the University of California, Irvine and the Director of the Orange County Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Expansion Program. She is a former domestic violence advocate and her research focuses on the biobehavioral and biological health effects of intimate partner violence and sexual assault. Dr. Burton is a trained qualitative and mixed methodologist, and has published on intimate partner violence, young adult women’s health, cultural stressors, social media in nursing, and women’s reproductive health in the context of coercive and controlling relationships. She holds undergraduate degrees in Studies in Women and Gender and in Nursing from the University of Virginia, and PhD from the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Burton is certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center in both Advanced Forensic and Advanced Genetics Nursing. She practices as a forensic nurse, and her research has been funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), the UCI Initiative to End Family Violence, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation among others.