Faculty and Staff
Stephanie Burgess PhD, APRN, BC, FAANP
Associate Dean for Nursing Practice
College of Nursing
University of South Carolina
College of Nursing
Dr. Burgess received her BSN in 1975, her MN and her Family NP Certificate in 1983 and her PhD in 2003 from the University of South Carolina in Columbia.
Dr. Burgess is a Clinical Professor and her area of pedagogy is primarily teaching in the graduate curriculum focusing on the Nurse Practitioner Courses and Health Politics/Health Policy Courses for DNP and other Doctoral students.
Research (Concept Areas)
Dr. Burgess’ area of research is varied but focuses on vulnerable populations and health promotion and risk reduction. Her dissertation centered on teen partner abuse and she developed the first psychometric instrument to measure teen partner abuse. She also works with the School of Public Health investigating exercise in HIV patients. Dr. Burgess makes numerous EBP presentations including health policy, reimbursement, and scope of practice issues for advanced practice nursing.
Burgess, S. (2010). Documentation and Billing Compliance for APRNS. February. Charleston, SC.
Lyerly, G., Blair, S., Dunn, A., Marcus, B., Addy, C., Burgess, S., Durstine, L., Hand, G. (2009). Effects of lifestyle physical activity intervention on overweight and obesity in previously sedentary individuals. SEACSM Abstracts. November.
Burgess, S. (2009). Normal’s and Abnormals of Conducting Female Exams. APRN Conference. September. Myrtle Beach.
Burgess, S. & Norwood, V. (2009). Education in Action. Mary Ann Parsons Lectureship. February. Columbia, SC.
Burgess, S. (2009). Documentation and Billing Compliance. 16th Annual APRN Conference. October. Hilton Head, SC.
Burgess, S. (2009). Teen Partner Abuse. South Carolina Women & Girls Sexual Health Symposium. June. Columbia, SC.
Burgess, S. (2008). Evidence Based Practice. SC Hospital Magnet Conference. April. Columbia, SC.
Herman, J & Burgess, S. (2008). Evidence Based Practice. September. Augusta, GA.
Herman, J & Burgess, S. (2008). Evidence Based Practice. October. Montgomery, AL.
Burgess, S. (2008). Billing Update for APRNs. APRN Fall Conference. Myrtle Beach, SC.
Johnson, M. & Burgess, S. (2008). Expanding Scope of Practice for Advanced Practice Registered Nurses and Access to Care: A Legislative Initiative. AANP Conference. Washington, DC.
Thomas, A. & Burgess, S. (2008). Factors that Predict Teen Partner Abuse. Discovery Day, USC. April. Columbia, SC.
Burgess, S. (2007) APRNs and Political Update. NPFG Annual Symposium. October. Columbia, SC.
Burgess, S. (2007). Documentation and Billing Compliance. 15th Annual APRN Conference. October. Hilton Head, SC.
Burgess, S. (2007). Evidence Based Practice for Peri-Operative Nurses. SE Regional Peri-operative Nurses Association Meeting. October. Columbia, SC.
Roberts, D. & Burgess, S. (2007). Nurses Perception of Pain Management. Palmetto Health National Nurses Week Nursing Research Day. May. Columbia, SC.
Dr. Burgess is a member of various professional associations including Sigma Theta Tau, Alpha Xi, American Nurses Association, SC Nurses Association, American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, and NONPF. Dr. Burgess is currently elected to the Richland Two School Board of Trustees, serving as Chair for 2011-2012.
Dr. Burgess has practiced in various health care organizations including Lexington Medical Center Critical Care, USC Women and Family Healthcare Center, USC Children and Family Healthcare Center, SC Department of Mental Health Women’s Health, and Palmetto Health Baptist Emergency.
Research Studies (Selected)
Center for Information Technology. Health Sciences Carolina. (2010). Approved. Burgess, S.
“Expanded Primary Care Services to an Urban Area – Competitive Continuation”. HRSA. (2010). $706,000.00 - Submitted. Burgess, S.
“Expanded Primary Care Services to an Urban Area – Competitive Continuation”. HRSA. (2009). $807,297.00 - Approved but not funded due to lack of HRSA monies. Burgess, S.
"Home-based exercise for prevention of HIV-associated cardiovascular disease.” NIH. (2009). $500,000. Hand, G., Durstine, L., Phillips, K., Burgess, S.
"Effects of exercise in African Americans with, or at risk, of prostate cancer." American
Cancer Society. (2007-2011). $525,151.
“Risk Factors and Teen Partner Abuse.” Project to be completed May 2008. $1000.
“Be-Well Study on Employee Wellness.” University of South Carolina. (2007). $10,000.
“The effect of long-term physical activity on markers of metabolic dysfunction and inflammation in elderly prostate cancer patients.” South Carolina Cancer Center. (2006-2007), $24,500. Funded and ongoing.
"Partner abuse scale for teens. Development and initial psychometric testing." Alpha Xi, Sigma Theta Tau. $850. Funded.
"A collaborative investigation of barriers to practice of Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, and Certified Nurse Midwives. J. Robert Wood Johnson Foundation & Southern Rural Access Health Program. $59,876.00. Funded.
Wesley D. Dudgeon, Kenneth D. Phillips, J. Larry Durstine, Stephanie E. Burgess, G. William Lyerly, J. Mark Davis, Gregory A.Hand. (2010). Individual individual exercise sessions alter circulating hormones and cytokines in HIV-infected men. Journal of Applied Physiology, Nutrition & Metabolism.
Diaz, D., Gordon, B., Dompier, T., Burgess, S., Dumke, C., Caldwell, T., & Kostek, M. (2010). Therapeutic ultrasound effects of IGF-I Splice variant expression in human skeletal muscle. American Journal of Sports Medicine. In press.
Dudgeon, W., Phillips, K., Durstine, L., Burgess, S., Lyerly, W., Davis, J., & Hand, G. (2009). Individual exercise sessions alter circulating hormones and cytokines in HIV infected men. National Research Council of Canada.
Hand G.A., K.D. Phillips, W.D.Dudgeon, G.W. Lyerly, J.L. Durstine, and S.E Burgess. (2008). Moderate intensity exercise training reverses functional aerobic impairment in HIV-infected individuals. AIDS Care. 20: XX, 2008. Published online.
G.W. Lyerly, K.D. Phillips, W.D. Dudgeon, S. Burgess, J.L. Durstine, and G.A. Hand. (2008). Moderate-intensity Aerobic and Resistance Training Increases Lean Tissue Mass and Strength In HIV-infected Men. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 40 (Supplement 5). B-48, 2008.
Hand, Gregory A., Phillips, Kenneth D., Dudgeon Wesley D., Burgess, Stephanie E., Durstine, Larry, & Lyerly, G. William. (2007). Moderate Intensity Exercise Training Reversed Functional Aerobic Impairment in HIV infected Individuals. Journal of AIDS Care.
Lyerly G.W., Phillips K.D., Dudgeon W.D., Smith S., Burgess S.E., Duncan B.M., Durstine J.L., and G.A. Hand. (2007). Effects of aerobic and resistance exercise training on strength in HIV-infected men. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, Volume 38 (Suppl. 5): F25, 2007.
Dudgeon, W.D., Phillips, K.D., Burgess, S.E., Durstine, J.L., and G.A.Hand. (2006). Moderate-Intensity Exercise Improves Mental Health and Mood in HIV-Infected Persons. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, Volume 38:(Suppl. 5): S54.
Dudgeon W.D., Phillips, K.D., Burgess, S.E., Durstine. J.L., and G.A. Hand. (2005). Lean Tissue Mass and Fat Mass Changes in HIV-infected Persons Following Moderate Intensity Exercise Training. Medicine and Science in Sport and Exercise 37(5 Suppl.) S127.
Burgess, S. E. & Tavakoli, A. (2005). Psychometric Assessment of the Burgess-Partner Abuse Scale for Teens (B-PAST). Aquichan, 5(1), 96-107.
Dudgeon W.D., Phillips K.D., Bopp C.M., Burgess S.M., Durstine J.L., and G.A. Hand. (2004). Effects of 6 weeks of aerobic and resistance training on health of HIV-infected individuals. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise 36(5 Suppl.): G28.
Burgess, S.E., Pruitt, R.H., Maybee, P., Metz, A.E., & Leuner, J. (2003). Rural and urban physicians' perceptions regarding the role and practice of the nurse practitioner, physician assistant, and certified nurse midwife. Journal of Rural Health, 19(S), 321-328.
Boyd, M., Burgess, S., Baliko, B. (2011). Caring for abused persons. In JB Lippincott (Ed.), Contemporary Psychiatric Nursing.
Boyd, M & Burgess, S. (2007). Caring for abused persons. In JB Lippincott (Ed.), Contemporary Psychiatric Nursing.