Susan Kelly-Weeder

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Susan Kelly-Weeder




Department: Office of the Dean


Office Phone: 202-994-1169
Innovation Hall (School of Nursing) 45085 University Drive, #202U Ashburn VA 20147

1919 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Suite 500, #506 Washington DC 20006

Susan Kelly-Weeder, Ph.D., FNP-BC, FAAN, FAANP, is dean and professor at The George Washington University School of Nursing. A nationally recognized leader of nurse practitioner (NP) education and scholar of high-risk health behavior clusters in college populations, Dr. Kelly-WeederI has impacted primary care practice, education, and policy through highly successful national and international NP initiatives, including development of the first FNP program in Chile. Her funded scholarship has resulted in publications, presentations, and national service to disseminate an early intervention approach for substance use disorders (Screening Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment [SBIRT]). Dr. Kelly-Weeder’s research focuses on the co-occurrence of high risk eating and drinking behaviors. In particular, her work examines the relationship between binge eating, binge drinking and the co-occurrence of these behaviors in college age students. 

In her most recent role as the Associate Dean for Graduate Programs at Boston College Connell School of Nursing she led a successful and comprehensive curriculum revision of the graduate APRN programs at Boston College and currently leading an extensive review of our PhD program. These experiences reinforced the importance of listening, planning, collaboration, compromise and evaluation. Working together with colleagues on these projects has been the foundation for success. Additionally, in her role as President of the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties, she led a three-year strategic planning initiative to chart the goals, objectives and strategic priorities for a national organization of NP faculty.

Dr. Kelly-Weeder earned a B.S. in nursing from Simmons College and an M.S. and Ph.D. in nursing from the University of Massachusetts, Lowell. She maintains a clinical practice in family and college health as a board-certified family nurse practitioner. Dr. Kelly-Weeder is also an active member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP), the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF), the Eastern Nursing Research Society (ENRS) and Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society. 

  • University of Massachusetts, Lowell – Doctor of Philosophy
  • University of Massachusetts, Lowell – Master of Science
  • Simmons College – Bachelor of Science
  • Fellow, American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (2015)
  • Distinguished Faculty Award, Connell School of Nursing (2015)
  • Elected membership, Research Society on Alcoholism (2013)
  • Grant funding, Binge Eating and Drinking: Screening and Intervention for College Students, National Institute of Nursing Research (2012)
  • Elected Board of Directors, National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (2012)
  • Excellence in Nursing Education, Massachusetts Association of Registered Nurses (2010)
  • Research Award, Boston College Connell School of Nursing (2010)
  • Boston College Faculty Fellowship Award (2007)
  • National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF) New Researcher’s Award: Predictors of Impaired Fertility in African-American Women (2005)
  • University of Massachusetts Lowell: Dean’s Award (2004)
  • Disordered eating behaviors

  • High-risk alcohol use

  • Web-based motivational interventions

  • Lifestyle risks for infertility

Selected Publications

  • Ainslie, M., Pintz, C., Nye, C., Díaz, D. A., Anderson, M., Bigley, M., Marks, S. C., Kelly‐Weeder, S., Tennyson, C. D., & Repsha, C. (2024). Evaluating Person-Centered Competencies: The Nurse Practitioner Student Competency Assessment (NPSCA). The Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 20(2), 104886–104886.
  • Finnegan, L., Kelly-Weeder, S., Akintade, B.F., & Hooks, J.D. Keeping nurse practitioner education relevant to support a 21st century healthcare system. Nursing Outlook, under review.
  • Hill, R., Lyons, K., Kelly-Weeder, S. & Pados, B. Improvement in problematic feeding symptoms for infants with tethered oral tissues after frenotomy. Journal of Applied Oral Science, under review
  • McKay, E.A., Placencio-Castro, M., Harris, A., Kelly-Weeder, S., Fontenot, H. Development and psychometric testing of a scale to measure sexual minority-inclusivity in sex education. Sexuality Research and Social Policy, in press.
  •  Wolfe, B.E., Kelly-Weeder, S., Willis, D.G., Leveillee, M. (2023). Characterizing loss of control associated with binge eating in college-age men. Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association, 29(1), 57-63. Epub. 2021
  •  Hill, R., Lyons, K., Kelly-Weeder, S. & Pados, B. (2022). Effect of frenotomy on maternal breastfeeding symptoms and the relationship between maternal symptoms and problematic infant feeding, Global Pediatric Health, 9, 1-10.
  •  Kells, M., Gregas, M., Wolfe, B.E., Garber, A., Kelly-Weeder, S. (2022). Factors associated with refeeding hypophosphatemia in adolescents and young adults hospitalized with anorexia nervosa., Nutrition in Clinical 
  • Idzik, S., Buchholz, S., Kelly-Weeder, S., Finnegan, L., & Bigley, M.B. (2021). Strategies to move entry-level nurse practitioner education to the doctor of nursing practice degree by 2025. Nurse Educator, 46(6), 336-341.
  • Kelly-Weeder, S., Willis, D.G., Lopez, L.M., Sacco, B., Wolfe, B.E. (2019). Binge eating and loss of control in college- age women. Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association, 25(3), 172-180.
  • Kells, M. & Kelly-Weeder, S. (2019). Binge eating in normal weight women. Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, 31(12), 741-746.
  •  Kelly-Weeder, S. & Wolfe, B.E. (2019). Extreme weight loss behaviors in racially diverse urban adolescents. Journal of Adolescent Health, 64(2), 276-278.
  •  Kelly-Weeder, S., Kells, M., Wolfe, B.E. (2017). Procedures and protocols for weight assessment during acute illness in individuals with Anorexia Nervosa: A national survey. Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association, 24(3), 241-246.
  •  Kells, M. & Kelly-Weeder, S. (2016). Nasogastric tube feeding for individuals with anorexia nervosa: An integrative review. Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association, 22(6), 449-468.
  • Phillips, K.E., Kelly-Weeder, S., & Farrell, K. (2016). Binge eating behavior in college students: What is a binge? Applied Nursing Research, 30, 7-11.
  • Jennings, K., Kelly-Weeder, S. A., Wolfe, B. E. (2015). Binge eating among racial minority groups in the United States: An integrative review. Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association, 21(2), 117-125. doi:10.1177/1078390315581923
  • Kelly-Weeder, S. S. (2015). "Eyes, Ears, Nose, Throat (HEENT)," In Dunphy, Winlkand-Brown, Porter & Thomas (Ed.),  Primary Care: Art and Science of Advanced Practice Nursing (ed.). Philadelphia, PA: F.A. Davis Company.
  • Wolfe, B. E., Kelly-Weeder, S., Malcom, A. W., McKenery, M. (2013) Accuracy of self-reported body weight and height in remitted anorexia nervosa. Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association, 19(2), 66-70. doi: 10.1177/1078390313481062
  • Wysocki, K., Underwood, P.C., & Kelly-Weeder, S. (2015). An essential piece of nursing’s future: The continued development of the nurse practitioner as expert clinician and scientist. American Journal of Nurse Practitioners, 27(4), 178-180. doi: 10.1002/2327-6924.12251
  • Kelly-Weeder, S. S., Phillips, K., Leonard, K., & Veroneau, M. (2014). Binge eating and weight loss behaviors of overweight and obese college students. Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, 26(8), 445-451. doi:10.1002/2327-6924.12070
  • Wolfe, B. E., Kelly-Weeder, S. S., Malcolm, A. W., & McKenery, M. (2013). Accuracy of self-reported body weight and height in remitted anorexia nervosa. Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association, 19(2), 66-70. doi:10.1177/1078390313481062
  • Kelly-Weeder, S. S. (2012). Helping patients through the pain of infertility. The Nurse Practitioner, 37(2), 47-52.
  • Kelly-Weeder, S., Jennings, K., & Wolfe, B.E. (2012). Gender differences in binge eating and behavioral correlates among college students. Eating & Weight Disorders, 17, e200-e202.
  • Fantasia, H.C., Sutherland, M.A., & Kelly-Weeder, S.S. (2012). Differences in risky sexual behavior among urban adolescents exposed to violence. Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, 24(7), 436-442. dio:10.1111/j.1745-7599.2012.00702.x
  • Kelly-Weeder, S.S. (2011). Impaired fertility in African American women: Analysis of the National Survey of Family Growth. Journal of the National Black Nurses Association, 21, 9-15.
  • Kelly-Weeder, S.S., & Edwards, E. (2011). Co-occurring Binge Eating and Binge Drinking in College Women. Journal of Nurse Practitioners, 7, 207-213.
  • Smith, A.T., Kelly-Weeder, S.S., Engel, J., McGowan, K.A., Anderson, B., & Wolfe, B.E. (2011). Quality of Eating Disorders Websites: What Adolescents and Their Families Need to Know. Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing, 24(1), 33-37.
  • Kelly-Weeder, S.S., Phillips, K., & Rounseville, S. (2011). Effectiveness of Public Health Programs for Decreasing Alcohol Consumption. Journal of Patient Intelligence, 2011(3), 39-38.
  • Kelly-Weeder, S. (2011). Binge Drinking and Disordered Eating in College Students. Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, 31(1), 53-41.
  • Kelly-Weeder, S. S., Wolfe, B. E. (2010). Identifying high-risk alcohol use and disordered eating in college-age women. The American Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 14, 8-12, 15-18.
  • Q. L., A. J., M. M., Kelly-Weeder, S. S., L. Y. (2010). Multiple health behavior clusters among female college students. Patient Education and Counseling, 79, 134-137.
  • Wolfe, B.E., Baker, C.W., Smith, A.T., & Kelly-Weeder, S. (2009).Validity and utility of the current definition of binge eating. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 42, 674-686.
  • Kelly-Weeder, S. (2008). Binge drinking in college-aged women: Framing a gender-specific prevention strategy. JOAANP. 20(12), 577-584.
  • Kelly-Weeder, S., & Cox, C.L. (2006). The impact of lifestyle risk factors on female infertility.  Women & Health, 44(4), 1-23.
  • Kelly-Weeder, S. & O’Connor, A. (2006). Modifiable risk factors for impaired fertility in women. Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, 18(6), 268-276
  • High Risk Health Behaviors
  • Adolescent and Young Adult Health
  • Scope of Practice
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