Allison Andreno Norful, PhD, MPhil, MSN, BSN, ANP-BC
- Assistant Professor of Nursing
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 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.
- Assistant Professor of Nursing
Credentials & Experience
Education & Training
- PhD, Columbia University
- BSN, LaSalle University
- MSN, ANP-BC, New York University (NYU)
- Fellowship: Columbia University
Committees, Societies, Councils
Academy Health (IRGNI Vice Chair)
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
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
- 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
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., Tucker, S., Miller, P. S., Roberts, H., Kelley, M. M., Monturo, C., O’Mathuna, D., Smith, J., Zadvinskis, I. M., Zellefrow, C., Chipps, E. (2022). Nursing perspectives about the critical gaps in public health emergency response during the COVID-19 pandemic. Journal of Nursing Scholarship. [E-Pub Ahead of Print] doi: 10.1111/jnu.12795
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 Practice, 28(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 Practitioners, 33(12), 1190–1197.
Norful, A. A., Baik, D., Dillon, J., George, M., & Poghosyan, L. (2020). Instruments to measure shared decision-making in outpatient chronic care: a systematic review and appraisal. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, 121, 15.
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 Review, 44(3), 235–245. doi: 10.1097/HMR.0000000000000161
Norful, A. A., Ye, S., Van der-Biezen, M., & Poghosyan, L. (2018). Nurse Practitioner–Physician Comanagement of Patients in Primary Care. Policy, Politics, & Nursing Practice, 19(3-4), 82-90. doi: 10.1177/1527154418815024.
Norful, A. A., Dillon, J. C., Ye, S., & Poghosyan, L. (2018). The perspectives of nurse practitioners and physicians on increasing the number of registered nurses in primary care. Nursing Economic$, 36(4), 182-188.
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.
Norful, A. A., Martsolf, G., de Jacq, K., & Poghosyan, L. (2017). Utilization of registered nurses in primary care teams: A systematic review. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 74, 15-23. doi: 10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2017.05.013.