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Susan Corbridge, PhD, APRN, FAANP, FCCP, FAAN

Clinical Professor Emerita

Department of Behavioral Nursing Science

Pronouns: She/Her


Dr. Susan Corbridge is the former Executive Associate Dean in the College of Nursing at the University of Illinois at Chicago.  She is a board certified Acute Care Nurse Practitioner and maintains a clinical practice in the Department of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, Sleep & Allergy Medicine.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Interprofessional Practice and Education (IPE)
  • Respiratory Health and Disease, Asthma & COPD
  • Faculty Practice & Academic-Practice Partnerships
  • Nurse Practitioner Practice

Selected Grants

Rita and Alex Hillman Foundation, A Nurse Driven Model of Care for the Department of Corrections, $150,000, PI, (Julie Zerwic, Co-I)

Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Bureau of Health Workforce Division of Nursing and Public Health Nursing, Nurse Education, Practice, Quality, and Retention – Interprofessional Collaborative Practice, $999, 988, PI.

Selected Publications

Corbridge, S. & Nyenhuis, S. (2017). Promoting Physical Activity in Asthma and COPD. The Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 13(1), 41- 46.

Smith, CD., Landefeld, S., Harter, R., Opelka, F., Sandy, L., Sinsky, C., Fried, J., Sato, L, Corbridge, S., Legreid Dopp, A., & Martin, C. (2018). Implementing Optimal Team-Based Care to Reduce Clinician Burnout (National Academy of Medicine Discussion Paper).

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Professional Leadership

Fellow, American Academy of Nursing

Fellow, American Assoc. of Nurse Practitioners

Past Board Member, Natl Org Nurse Practitioner Faculties

Fellow, American College of Chest Physicians

Notable Honors

2017, Judith Storfgell Distinguished Practice, UIC College of Nursing

2010, Nurse Practitioner Educator of the Year, Natl Org Nurse Practitioner Faculties

2016, Graduate Mentoring Award, University of Illinois at Chicago

2010, Nurse Educator of Illinois Award, NEI.


PhD, Nursing Science, University of Illinois at Chicago
Dissertation: Nicotine Reward in Adolescent Rats

Post-Master’s Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Certificate, Rush University, Chicago, IL

MS, Nursing, Cardiopulmonary and Critical Care Clinical Nurse Specialist, Rush University, Chicago, IL

BS, Nursing, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL

Professional Memberships

American College of Chest Physicians.

American Thoracic Society.

American Association of Nurse Practitioners.

National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties.

Institute of Medicine of Chicago.