Caroline G. Dorsen, Ph.D., FNP-BC, is an assistant professor at NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing. As a nurse scholar, nurse educator, and family nurse practitioner, Dorsen’s passion is the interface between health and social justice. Her research focuses on health promotion, disease prevention, and reduction of healthcare disparities among underserved populations, including new immigrants, the homeless, drug users, and sexual and gender minorities. Her current research project explores the impact of gender affirmation on risk and resilience among transgender and gender-diverse people.
Dorsen has been a primary care provider at many community health centers. In her current clinical practice, she provides primary and gynecological care to homeless adolescents and adults. Dorsen serves as the vice-chairman of the Board of Directors of the Community Healthcare Network, the nursing chair of GLMA: Health Professionals Advancing LGBTQ+ Equality, and a senior associate editor of Annals of LGBTQ+ Public and Population Health. She is also the nursing lead for SARET, a National Institutes of Health-funded interprofessional substance use training program housed at the NYU School of Medicine.