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Susan Solecki, DrPH

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Susan Solecki


Associate Clinical Professor of Nursing
Graduate Nursing
Nurse Practitioner MSN Department
Advanced Practice Nursing
Doctor of Nursing Practice Department

Susan Solecki, DrPH, FNP-BC, PPCNP-BC, has over a decade experience in academia and is presently an associate clinical professor in the Drexel University College of Nursing and Health Professions. Solecki is board certified as both a family and pediatric nurse practitioner by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). She has over 35 years of varied experience as a clinician, mentor and preceptor in the areas of pediatrics, women's health, adult health and occupational health. Solecki has extensive scholarship disseminated through multiple peer reviewed journal publications, national conferences and international presentations. She graduated from the DrPH Program in Community Health and Prevention at the Drexel University Dornsife School of Public Health with a focus of research and advocacy on conditions influencing the health of the adolescent population including violence, technology overuse, vaping and the opioid epidemic. She maintains current clinical practice at an outpatient pediatric office in Northeast Philadelphia. Solecki is a member of the National League for Nurses (NLN), National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP), National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF) and Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI).

Academic Distinctions

Professional Presentations (National and International)

  • Clegg, D., Rusgo, A., Brockman, M., Solecki, S., Fay-Hillier, T. (2020). Preparing for Potential Pandemic: A Panel Discussion on Best Practices for Health Professionals for Dealing with Coronavirus (webinar) on March 10, 2020 for Tuesday Topics, Three Parkway, Room 1043 and via live webcast at Drexel University CNHP.
  • Fay-Hillier, T., Thiel-Barrett, A., Parker, P., Shattuck, M. and Solecki, S. (2020). Infusing Humanity with Technology Use in Nursing: Keeping the Human Connection at the 18th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Education (HICE) on January 5, 2020 in Honolulu, Hawaii.
  • Douglass, B., Fay-Hillier, T., and Solecki, S. (2019). Building a Nursing Partnership for Action Around a Risky Epidemic: A Case Study on Adolescent Electronic Cigarette at the International Nurses Society on Addictions (IntNSA) on October 11, 2019 in Baltimore, Maryland.
  • Douglass, B. and Solecki, S. (2019). The Call to Action: Why Policy, Regulations, and DNP Leaders are Requisites to Influencing the E-cigarette Epidemic at the 12th Annual National Doctors of Nursing Practice Conference in Washington, DC on August 7, 2019.
  • Solecki, S. (2019). Addressing Pediatric Cell Phone Addiction in Primary Care at the East Asian Conference on Nursing and Primary Health Care (Keynote Speaker) in Narita, Japan on May 13, 2019.
  • Solecki, S. (2018). An Exploratory Study on Parental Monitoring of Adolescent Cellphone Use at the 33rd Annual Euro Nursing and Medicare Summit in Edinburgh, Scotland on October 8-10, 2018.

Professional Society

American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN)
National League for Nurses (NLN)
National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP)
National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF)
Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI)

Selected Publications

Douglass, B., Solecki, S., Fay-Hillier, T. (2020). The harmful consequences of vaping: A public health threat. Journal of Addictions Nursing.

Solecki, S., Adigite, E., Turchi, R. (2019). Clearing the air: Adolescent smoking trends. Current Opinions in Pediatrics. 31 (5): 670-674.

Douglass, B. & Solecki, S. (2017). Youth vaping: Time to clear the air, Contemporary Pediatrics, 34(8), 24-36.

Solecki, S., Fay-Hillier, T. (2015). The toll of too much technology on teens mental health, Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 30(6), 933-936.

Solecki, S. & Turchi, R. (2014). Pharming: Pill parties can be deadly for teens, Contemporary Pediatrics, 31(11), 24-27.

Research Interests

Solecki’s scholarly and/or research areas of interest include conditions influencing the health of the adolescent population: violence, technology overuse, vaping and the opioid epidemic.

Drexel University, Dornsife School of Public Health, Doctor of Public Health Program (2016)