About CHRT

Elizabeth Kuzma

Elizabeth Kuzma

Clinical Associate Professor , University of Michigan'

Elizabeth Kuzma, DNP, RN, FNP-BC, is a clinical associate professor at the University of Michigan School of Nursing (UMSN) Health Behavior and Biological Sciences Department. She is the director of the advanced practice registered nurse programs and, as a family nurse practitioner, is committed to working with vulnerable and underserved populations, particularly at-risk youth with multiple adverse childhood experiences. 

Dr. Kuzma provides holistic, trauma-informed primary care, including health promotion, disease prevention, and management of minor acute and chronic conditions. She has experience in nurse-managed care settings, school-based settings, in a local health department, and in serving as a faculty preceptor/mentor at the UM student-run free clinic for students from the health sciences (medicine, nursing, social work, dentistry, pharmacy). 

Dr. Kuzma’s research and scholarship are focused on a variety of adolescent health issues, particularly related to trauma, sexuality, and gender identity, as well as integrating these content areas into nurse practitioner education. She sees public policy advocacy as the broadest form of patient advocacy for health promotion and disease prevention.