Allison Andreno Norful, PhD, MPhil, MSN, BSN, ANP-BC, FAAN

  • Assistant Professor of Nursing
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Dr. Norful is a board-certified adult nurse practitioner and health services researcher with a focus on interdisciplinary care delivery models and the impact of work environment factors on physiologic stress that precipitates adverse psychological outcomes in nurses. She is jointly appointed as an Assistant Professor at Columbia University School of Nursing and as a nurse scientist across the New York Presbyterian Hospital enterprise.

Dr. Norful has been recognized as a leading international researcher and expert consultant in latent construct measurement, care delivery model analysis, nurse work environments and psychometric testing. She is the developer of several instruments including the Provider Co-Management Index, now being used across 5 countries in both research and clinical settings. Dr. Norful has served as a content expert for PressGaney Associates, LLC and was named co-chair of an NIH CTSA Working Group. She has served on several boards including the Tri-State Clinical and Translational Science Consortium, Eastern Nursing Research Society, and AcademyHealth’s Interdisciplinary Research Group on Nursing Issues. Dr. Norful has received national accolades for her research and clinical efforts including fellowship in the New York Academy of Medicine and American Academy of Nursing.

Over the past 20 years, Dr. Norful has held several clinical, administrative, and academic positions.  She earned a BSN from La Salle University in Philadelphia in 2002 and joined the Department of Cardiology and Critical Care at North Shore University Hospital (Manhasset, NY) as a staff nurse and then as a nurse manager and assistant director of patient care services until 2009. After earning a MSN from New York University College of Nursing she became board certified as an Adult Nurse Practitioner and practiced as a primary care provider at North Coast Internal Medicine, in Sea Cliff, NY, for over a decade. She earned a PhD in 2017 from Columbia Nursing’s Center for Health Policy and then completed a postdoctoral research fellowship at CUIMC’s Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research. In 2019, she was dually appointed within Columbia’s academic-practice partnership (LINK), as faculty at Columbia Nursing and a nurse scientist in New York-Presbyterian Hospital’s Institute of Nursing Excellence and Innovation. Her training and research has been funded by the National Institute of Mental Health, National Institute of Nursing Research, National Centers for Advancing Translational Science (CTSA), Sigma Theta Tau International, Rockefeller University Heilbrunn Family Center for Research Nursing, among several internal Columbia grants.


Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Nursing


  • Female

Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

  • BSN, LaSalle University
  • MSN, ANP-BC, New York University (NYU)
  • MPhil, Columbia University
  • PhD, Columbia University
  • Fellowship: Columbia University - Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Science

Committees, Societies, Councils

American Academy of Nursing (Fellow); Expert Panel: Building Healthcare System Excellence

Academy Health (IRGNI Board)

New York Academy of Medicine (Fellow)

Eastern Nursing Research Society (Founding Chair, Health Services Research RIG; Executive Board, Secretary)

New York State Nurse Practitioner Association

Sigma Theta Tau International

American Association of Nurse Practitioners

Honors & Awards

2023  State Advocate Award, American Association of Nurse Practitioners

2021 Fellow, American Academy of Nursing

2020 Emerging Nurse Leader, Columbia University School of Nursing Alumni Association

2018 Rising Nurse Researcher, Foundation of New York State Nurses

2018 Heilbrunn Scholar, Rockefeller University Heilbrunn Family Center for Research Nursing

2017 Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society, Alpha Zeta Chapter

2017 Leadership Award, Columbia University

2016 Scholar, Macy Foundation Hermann Biggs Health Policy Scholar

2016 Fellow, New York Academy of Medicine

2009 Graduate Award, Sigma Theta Tau International Upsilon Chapter

2004 Center of Nursing Excellence Award in Clinical Practice, North Shore University Hospital

2004 “World of Thanks” Patient Satisfaction Award, Northwell Health System

2002 Leadership Award, Helene Fuld Foundation


Research Focus:

  • Health Services Research
  • Psychological and physiologic effects of stress in clinicians
  • Relationship of nurse work environment factors and care delivery models on burnout, workforce turnover, and adverse psychological health outcomes in nurses
  • Physiologic and Epigenetic Mechanisms related to suicidal ideation or behavior in nurses
  • The impact of interdisciplinary care delivery models and workforce policies on nurse practitioner and system-wide outcomes
  • Latent construct measurement, instrument development, and psychometric analysis

Selected Publications

Norful, A. A., Cato, K., Chang, B. P., Amberson, T., & Castner, J. (2023). Emergency nursing workforce, burnout, and job turnover in the United States: a national sample Survey Analysis. Journal of Emergency Nursing.

Norful, A. A., Brewer, K. C., Adler, M., & Dierkes, A. (2023). Initial psychometric properties of the provider-co-management index-RN to scale registered nurse-physician co-management: Implications for burnout, job satisfaction, and intention to leave current position. Journal of Interprofessional Care, 1-10.

Norful, A. A., Tucker, S., Miller, P. S., Roberts, H., Kelley, M. M., Monturo, C., ... & Chipps, E. (2023). Nursing perspectives about the critical gaps in public health emergency response during the COVID?19 pandemic. Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 55(1), 22-28.

Norful, A. A., Rosenfeld, A., Schlak, A., Silvestri, V., Lin, B., & de Jacq, K. (2023). Work environment factors correlated to physical and psychological health risk of nurses following the first two surges of COVID-19. General Hospital Psychiatry.

Norful, A. A., He, Y., Rosenfeld, A., Abraham, C. M., & Chang, B. (2022). Revisiting provider

communication to support team cohesiveness: Implications for practice, provider burnout, and technology application in primary care settings. International Journal of Clinical Practice. [E-Pub Ahead of Print] doi:10.1155/2022/9236681

Norful, A. A.,  He, Y., Rosenfeld, A., Abraham, C. M., & Chang, B. (2022). Mitigating primary care provider burnout with interdisciplinary dyads and shared care delivery. Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice28(3), 363–370.

Norful, A. A., Rosenfeld, A., Schroeder, K., Travers, J., & Aliyu., S. (2021). Primary drivers and psychological manifestations of stress in frontline healthcare workforce during the initial COVID-19 outbreak in the United States. General Hospital Psychiatry. 69,20-26. doi:10.1016/j.genhosppsych.2021.01.001

Norful, A. A., de Jacq, K., Liu, J., Ye, S., Khadka, S., & Poghosyan, L. (2021). The impact of nurse practitioner and physician assistant workforce supply on Medicaid-related emergency department visits and hospitalizations. Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners33(12), 1190–1197.

Norful, A. A., Swords, K., Marichal, M., Cho, H., & Poghosyan, L. (2019). Nurse practitioner-physician comanagement of primary care patients: The promise of a new delivery care model to improve quality of care. Health Care Management Review44(3), 235–245. doi: 10.1097/HMR.0000000000000161

Norful, A. A., de Jacq, K., Carlino, R., & Poghosyan, L. (2018). Nurse Practitioner–Physician Comanagement: A Theoretical Model to Alleviate Primary Care Strain. The Annals of Family Medicine, 16(3), 250-256. doi: 10.1370/afm.2230. Review. PubMed PMID: 29760030; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5951255.

Norful, A.A., Ye, S., Shaffer, J., & Poghosyan, L. (2018). Development and psychometric testing of the Provider Co-Management Index (PCMI): Measuring nurse practitioner-physician co-management. Journal of Nursing Measurement, 26(3), E127-E141.

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