Associate Professor

Director, Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Specialty

School Affiliation

School of Nursing


  • Substance Use Disorders


Dr. Burda’s work has focused on developing and collaborating on interprofessional solutions for patients with co-occurring psychiatric and substance use diagnoses. Her work has been published in multiple journals including the Journal of Addictions Nursing. She serves on the board of the International Nurses Society on Addictions as a director at large. In 2010, she co-developed the course Addictions, Society, and the Role of the Nurse, which has become one of the most popular undergraduate electives at the School of Nursing. In 2020, she collaborated with colleagues to develop a 12-credit online graduate certificate in addictions for nurses. Dr. Burda currently has two federal interdisciplinary grants: a U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration grant to build a behavioral health workforce to meet the needs of those with substance use disorders and comorbid conditions, and a Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration grant focused on addiction workforce expansion through buprenorphine waiver training and longitudinal experience in opioid use disorder care.

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This information was last updated January 6, 2023.