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Research Scientist for Intimate Partner Violence & Sexual Assault
Family & Community Health Nursing
School of Nursing
P.O. Box 980567
Richmond, VA 23298-0567
Phone:  804-828-3681

Dr. Burton is available to assist with:

  • Developing research projects on violence and abuse
  • Integrating violence and abuse content into your curriculum
  • Providing evidence-based educational content for all disciplines, at all levels
  • Conducting clinical education for your staff
  • Evaluating research, publications, or other content related to violence, abuse, and the associated stress responses in diverse populations

Dr. Burton leads the Institute for Women’s Health Work Group on Intimate Partner Violence and Sexual Assault, and is the IWH Research Liaison to the VCU community on these issues. She co-directs the research and evaluation components of Project Empower, VCU’s collaborative organization dedicated to reducing the impact of these issues and providing services to victims of abuse and assault within the VCU and Richmond metro area communities. Her research focuses on the health effects of teen dating violence among young women, and she routinely reviews for professional journals in the areas of adolescent health, reproductive health, abuse and violence. She is a founding member of the Academy on Violence and Abuse, and a member of the Nursing Network on Violence Against Women, International. Dr. Burton holds a BA and BSN from the University of Virginia, and PhD from the University of California, San Francisco. She is an Assistant Professor of Family and Community Health Nursing at the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Nursing, and practices part time as a Forensic Nurse Examiner.

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., 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, Officeof Family Health Services.

Burton, C. W., Halpern-Felsher, B., Rankin, S. H., Rehm, R. S., Humphreys, J. C. (2011) Adolescent Dating Abuse, Depression, and Self-Rated Health among Emerging Adult Women. Journal of Mixed Methods Research.

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.


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