Associate Professor Sadie Hutson was one of 63 nurse practitioner leaders inducted as a Fellow in the American Association of Nurse Practitioners in June 2019. Hutson is assistant dean of graduate programs. Previously, she served as coordinator for the undergraduate Nursing Honors program from 2012 to 2017.
Her research expertise is in the area of chronic illness among rural and underserved populations. Hutson studies the advanced care planning needs of persons living with HIV/AIDS as well as the human consequences of living at high genetic risk of cancer.
She has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, American Cancer Society, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and other sponsors.
Hutson has a BSN from the University of Wisconsin–Madison, and both an MSN and a PhD in nursing from the University of Pennsylvania. She is a board-certified women’s health nurse practitioner and has served as the director for the hereditary cancer risk assessment program at the Leonard Lawson Cancer Center of Pikeville Medical Center in Pikeville, Kentucky since 2010.
She has published her work in several high-impact peer-reviewed journals and collaborates as an adjunct scientist in the Clinical Genetics Branch of the National Cancer Institute, where she completed pre- and postdoctoral fellowships. Hutson’s induction into the academy was based on her outreach in clinical cancer genetics to patients in Eastern Kentucky as well as the recognition of her scientific trajectory as being uniquely clinically grounded, producing data that can be easily carried over into direct healthcare interventions.
“Dr. Hutson’s exemplary scholarship and clinical practice are recognized through this elite honor,” said Dean Niederhauser. “She is a role model for nursing students and her work she has positively impacted her patients and the community at large”
The American Association of Nurse Practitioners recognizes NP leaders who have made outstanding contributions to health care through clinical practice, research, education or policy.