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Candace Burton

Candace Burton, PhD, RN, FNE

Assistant Professor
P.O. Box 980567
Richmond, VA 23298-0567
Phone: (804) 828-3681
E-mail: cwburton@vcu.edu


Education

  • Ph.D. - University of California, San Francisco
  • B.S.N. - University of Virginia
  • B.A. - University of Virginia

Research

Dr. Burton’s research focuses on the context and impact of intimate partner violence with regard to health and development. Current work focuses on teen dating violence and sexual assault, as well as screening practices among health care providers.

Research Funding

  • Burton, C.W. “Biobehavioral Study of Teen Dating Violence” (2013-2016)
    Sponsored award: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Nurse Faculty Scholars Program

  • Burton, C. W.  “Evaluation of Project Connect Training and Outcomes in a Sample of Family Planning and Public Health Care Providers” (2012-2013)
    Sponsored award: Virginia Department of Health, Futures Without Violence, Virginia Commonwealth University Institute for Women’s Health
  • Burton, C., Halpern-Felsher, B., Rehm, R., Rankin, S., & Humphreys, J. “Young Women's Experiences of Dating Abuse: A Multi-Method Analysis of the Relationships between Depression and Suicidal Ideation, Risky Behaviors, and Abuse in Dating Relationships” (2008-2010)
                Dissertation Fellowship Award, Soroptimist International, Sierra Pacific Region 
                Graduate Student Research Award, University of California San Francisco
  • “The Experience of Dating Abuse among Adolescent Girls” (2005-2008)
                Predoctoral Training Grant (T-32) National Institutes of Health Institutional Nursing Research Service Award (T-32 #2 T32 NR07088-10
  • “The Experience of Providing Care in Cases of Sexual Assault in Limpopo Province, South Africa” (2004-2005)
                School of Nursing Research Award, University of Virginia
                International Health Scholars Award, University of Virginia

Selected Publications

  • Fredland, N.M., Burton, C. W. (2011) Teen dating violence. In J. Humphreys & J. C. Campbell (Eds.), Family Violence and Nursing Practice (2nd ed., pp. 225-252). New York: Springer.
  • Burton, C. W., Halpern-Felsher, B., Rankin, S. H., Rehm, R. S., Humphreys, J. C. (2011). Relationship and Betrayal in the Lives of Young Women: Theoretical Perspectives on Adolescent Dating Abuse. Journal of Advanced Nursing.
  • Burton, C. W., Halpern-Felsher, B., Rankin, S. H., Rehm, R. S., Humphreys, J. C. (2011) “It was pretty scary”: The theme of fear in young women’s experiences of adolescent dating abuse. Issues in Mental Health Nursing 34:11, 803-813. doi: 10.3109/01612840.2013.827286
  • Burton, C. W., Carlyle, K. E., Crawford, L. K. (2013) Evaluation of Project Connect Training and Outcomes in a Sample of Family Planning and Public Health Care Providers in Virginia. Richmond: Virginia Department of Health Division of Prevention and Health, Office of Family Health Services.

Awards & Honors

  • 2013, 6th Cohort, Nurse Faculty Scholars Program, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
  • 2012, Social-Behavioral Research Award, Women’s Health Research Day, Institute for Women’s Health, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • 2011, Expert Convening: Defining Healthy Teen Relationships, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
  • 2008-2009: Dissertation Fellowship Award, Soroptimist International, Sierra Pacific Region
  • 2008-2009: Graduate Dean’s Health Science Fellowship, University of California San Francisco
  • 2008-2009: Graduate Student Research Award, University of California San Francisco
  • 2008-2009: Deloras Jones RN Scholarship, Kaiser Permanente, Northern California
  • 2008-2009: Nominee, Outstanding Clinical Faculty, University of California San Francisco
  • 2008-2009: Minor in Nursing Education Completion Certification, University of California San Francisco School of Nursing
  • 2008: Adolescent Health Core Completion Certificate, University of California San Francisco Department of Pediatrics, Division of Adolescent Medicine
  • 2007: Distinction: Qualifying Examination for Doctoral Candidacy, University of California San Francisco
  • 2007: Award of Excellence, Best Student Poster; Nursing Network on Violence Against Women International

Memberships in Professional Organizations

  • Sigma Theta Tau International
  • Academy on Violence and Abuse
  • Nursing Network on Violence Against Women International
  • American Nurses Association
  • Virginia Nurses Association