Susan Blaakman, PhD, RN, NPP-BC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Dr. Susan Blaakman is an Associate Professor of Clinical Nursing and Director of the Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Program at the University of Rochester School of Nursing. She is a nationally certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner with many years of clinical, education and research experience, mainly specializing in health behavior change, crisis intervention and disaster mental health care across the lifespan. In addition to her work at the Healing Connection, Susan is a project nurse and motivational interviewing interventionist in General Pediatrics at the University of Rochester Medical Center. Susan has co-authored many publications and serves as co-chair for the American Psychiatric Nurses Tobacco Dependence Council. She is the 2013 Rochester Academy of Medicine Nursing Award recipient for her recent clinical research.