Susan Solecki, DrPH, FNP-BC, PPCNP-BC, has 15 years of 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 40 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).
Professional Presentations (National and International)
- McClellan, M., White, E., Solecki, S., Fay-Hillier, T., Teng, H. (2020). Addressing Emotions, Recognizing Resilience, and Advocating for Change in a Time of COVID and Continued Racial Trauma (Webinar) on June 29, 2020 for St. Christopher’s Hospital/Network via live webcast at Drexel University CNHP.
- 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,
- 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.
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)
Solecki, S. (2020). The smart use of smartphones in pediatrics. Journal of Pediatric Nursing,
55(5): 6-9. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pedn.2020.06.001.
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. https://read.qxmd.com/read/31389807/clearing-the-air-adolescent-smoking-trends
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.
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.
DrPH • Drexel University Dornsife School of Public Health
Philadelphia, PA, 2016
Post-Grad, PNP • MCP/Hahnemann University
Philadelphia, PA, 2001
MSN, FNP • Hahnemann University
Philadelphia, PA, 1998
BSN • Hahnemann University
Philadelphia, PA, 1986
Diploma • Thomas Jefferson University Hospital School of Nursing
Philadelphia, PA, 1982