Assistant Professor Candace Burton Awarded 2018 Dean’s Honoree for Teaching Excellence Award

Candace Burton, PhD, RN, AFN-BC, AGN-BC, FNAP

Assistant Professor Candace Burton, PhD, RN, AFN-BC, AGN-BC, FNAP, is the UCI School of Nursing recipient of the 2018 Dean’s Honoree for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching.  Burton was presented the award during the 2018 Celebration of Teaching ceremony held April 26. 

Professor E. Alison Holman delivers speech“Candace is an exceptional professor who is valued by her peers and students alike.  She is dedicated member of our faculty who is committed to the health and welfare of the community at large,” said nursing school Dean Adey Nyamathi.

Professor Burton studies the effects relationship or intimate partner violence has on women’s lives.  Her work focuses on the bio-behavioral perspective and includes the exploration of genetic and epigenetic data, mental health, reproductive and sexual health, gender, and sexuality. She is particularly interested in the overall health outcomes of women who experienced the trauma of an abusive relationship and/or sexual assault as teenagers.

Professor Candace Burton receives the 2018 Dean’s Honoree for Teaching Excellence Award

Burton’s latest work, titled, “Increasing screening for Intimate Partner Violence and Reproductive Coercion: Understanding Provider Motivations,” was recently accepted for publication by Violence Against Women.  In addition, Burton recently received, along with Marciela Faust-Rios from Human Options, a Campus-Community Research Incubator Program award from the UCI Institute for clinical & Translation Science for a project titled, “Closing the loop: nurse-led medical case management in a domestic violence shelter.”