Susan Crocker Houde, College of Health Sciences
Associate Dean, Director of Division of Public Health, Director Regional Consortium of Community-Engaged Gerontology Researchers
Research interests include family caregiving of functionally impaired older adults, physical activity in older adults, and age-related vision loss.
Susan Crocker Houde received a Ph.D. from Brandeis University in social policy with a specialty in aging, a MS degree from University of Lowell in gerontological nursing preparing a nurse practitioner, and a B.S. in nursing from Lowell State College. She is certified from the American Nurses Credentialing Center as an adult nurse practitioner.
Houde is a gerontological research scholar with the Hartford Institute. She serves as a public policy editor for the Journal of Gerontological Nursing, as well as reviews for several professional journals in the area of aging. She is a member of the Gerontological Society of America and has served on the Education Committee of the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties. She has numerous publications and has presented research findings at national and international meetings.
Presently she is working with Karen Devereaux Melillo on co-editing the second edition of the textbook titled Geropsychiatric and Mental Health Nursing.