Susan Dumser, MSN, PCNS-BC

Areas of Expertise: Childhood chronic illness, Chronic illness, Diabetes education, Internet coping skills training for adolescents with type 1 diabetes, Nursing research, Retinopathy screening for diabetes, Risk factors for diabetes, Self-management of diabetes in adolescents, Type 1 Diabetes
Locations: Main Campus
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

  • Background

    Selected Publications, Honors and Professional Activities 

    Academic and institutional committees

    CHOP Clinical Nurse Specialist Committee

    Leadership and memberships 

    Member, Sigma Theta Tau

    Posters and presentations

    2013

    Jaser, S., Dumser, S., Liberti, L., Hunter, N., Pham, H., Homan, J., Bai, M., Whittemore, R., & Grey, M. (2013, May). Seasonal Trends in Depressive Symptoms in Adolescents with Type 1 Diabetes. The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Nurses’ Week 2013 Nursing Research & Evidence Based Practice Day, Philadelphia, PA. 

    2012

    Lipman, T., Zemel, B.S., Gallagher, P.R., Dumser, S.M., Murphy, K.M., & Katz, L.E. (2012, May). Abdominal adiposity as a predictor of metabolic and cardiovascular risk factors in youth. The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Nurses’ Week 2012 Sixth Annual Nursing Research Day, Philadelphia, PA. & (2012, February) The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, CHOP Research Poster Day, Philadelphia, PA. 

    2011

    Jaser, S., Dumser, S., Liberti, L., Hunter, N., Pham, H., Homan, J., Bai, M., Whittemore, R., & Grey, M. (2011, April). Seasonal Trends in Depressive Symptoms in Adolescents with Type 1 Diabetes. Abstract accepted for poster presentation at the 32nd Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, Washington, DC.

    Lipman, T., Zemel, B.S., Gallagher, P.R., Dumser, S.M., Murphy, K.M., & Katz, L.E. (2011, June). Abdominal adiposity as a predictor of metabolic and cardiovascular risk factors in youth. Abstract submitted for poster presentation at the 71st Annual Scientific Sessions of the American Diabetes Association, San Diego, CA.

    2007

    Schilling L, Dixon JK, Lynn MR, Knalf K, Grey M, Murphy K, Dumser S. A new approach to determining content validity using a heterogeneous expert panel. Poster session presented at the ENRS 19th Annual Scientific Sessions, 21, Providence, Rhode Island. April, 2007.

    Murphy KM, Howe CJ, Ayala A, Dumser S, Buzby M. The Art of Caring: Lessons learned from parents of children with diabetes, Nursing Grand Rounds, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, April 11, 2007.

    2006

    Novak C, Dumser S. Diabetes education empowers the patient and family. Poster presented at National Diabetes Week, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. November, 2006.

    Novak C, Dumser S. Diabetes education empowers the patient and family. Poster presented at Family Education Week, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. October, 2006.

  • Education and Training

    Additional Training

    MSN - University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

    Board Certification

    Pediatric Clinical Nurse Specialist, Board Certified

    Undergraduate Degree

    BSN - University of Delaware, Newark, DE

  • Titles and Academic Titles

    Clinical Nurse Specialist

  • Centers and Programs
  • Research Interests

    Preventative psycho-education for transitioning teens with diabetes
    Internet education or internet coping skills training for youth with type 1 diabetes
    Abdominal adiposity as a risk factor for insulin resistance and cardiovascular disease
    Measurement of self-management of diabetes in teens
    Resiliency: Lessons learned from parents of children with diabetes

  • Publications

    Papers

    2014

    Ayala J, Howe C, Dumser S, Buzby M, Murphy K. (January, 2014).  Partnerships with providers: Reflections from parents of children with type 1 diabetes. West J Nurs Res. 2014 Jan 22. [Epub ahead of print]PMID:24457181[PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

    Weber DR, Levitt Katz LE, Zemel BS, Gallagher PR, Murphy KM, Dumser SM, Lipman TH. (January, 2014). Anthropometric measures of abdominal adiposity for the identification of cardiometabolic risk factors in adolescents Diabetes Res Clin Pract. 2014 Mar;103(3):e14-7. doi: 10.1016/j.diabres.2013.12.050. Epub 2014 Jan 8.PMID:24552682 [PubMed - in process]

    2013

    Dumser SM, Ratcliffe SJ, Langdon DR, Murphy KM, Lipman TH. (May, 2013). Racial disparities in screening for diabetic retinopathy in youth with type 1 diabetes. Diabetes Res Clin Pract.. doi:pii: S0168-8227(13)00087-9. 10.1016/j.diabres.2013.03.009. [Epub ahead of print] 

    2012

    Jaser, S.S., Dumser, S., Liberti, L., Hunter, N., Whittemore, R., Grey, M., & the TeenCope Research Group. (2012) Seasonal trends in depressive symptoms in adolescents with type 1 diabetes. Diabetes Research and   Clinical Practice, 96(2), e33-e35. Epub 2012 Feb 8.   

    Howe, C.J., Ayala, J., Dumser, S., Buzby, M., & Murphy, K. (April 2012). Parental expectations in the care of children and adolescents with diabetes. Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 27(2), 119-126.

    2011

    Jaser, S.S., Yates, H., Dumser, S., & Whittemore, R. (2011). Risky Business: Risky behaviors in adolescents with type 1 diabetes. The Diabetes Educator, 37, 756-764.  

    Howe, C.J., Ayala, J., Dumser, S., Buzby, M., & Murphy, K. (2010). Parental expectations in the care of children and adolescents with diabetes. Journal of Pediatric Nursing. doi: 10.1016/j.pedn.2010.10.006.    

    2009

    Schilling, L.S., Dixon, J.K., Knafl, K.A., Lynn, M.R., Murphy, K., Dumser, S., & Grey, M. (July- August, 2009).  A new self- report measure of self-management of type 1 diabetes for adolescents. Nursing Research, 58(4), 228-36.

     

    Posters and Presentations

    2014

    2014  Grey, M., Liberti, L., Dumser, S. & Whittemore, R. (2014, June). Cost of development and maintenance of an internet program for teens with type 1 diabetes (T1D). Abstract accepted for poster presentation at the 74th Annual Scientific Sessions of the American Diabetes Association, San Francisco, CA.

    2014  Chao, A., Whittemore, R., Minges, K.E., Dumser, S., Grey, M. (2014, June). Discussion board use in an internet-based program for teens with T1D. Abstract accepted for poster presentation at the 74th Annual Scientific Sessions of the American Diabetes Association, San Francisco, CA.

    2012

    2012 Lipman, T., Zemel, B.S., Gallagher, P.R., Dumser, S.M., Murphy, K.M., & Katz, L.E. (2012, May). Abdominal adiposity as a predictor of metabolic and cardiovascular risk factors in youth. The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Nurses’ Week 2012 Sixth Annual Nursing Research Day, Philadelphia, PA.

    2012 Lipman, T., Zemel, B.S., Gallagher, P.R., Dumser, S.M., Murphy, K.M., & Katz, L.E. (2012, February). Abdominal adiposity as a predictor of metabolic and cardiovascular risk factors in youth. The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, CHOP Research Poster Day, Philadelphia, PA.

    2011

    2011  Jaser, S., Dumser, S., Liberti, L., Hunter, N., Pham, H., Homan, J., Bai, M., Whittemore, R., & Grey, M.      (2011, April).  Seasonal Trends in Depressive Symptoms in Adolescents with Type 1 Diabetes. Abstract accepted for poster presentation at the 32nd Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, Washington, DC.

    2011 Lipman, T., Zemel, B.S., Gallagher, P.R., Dumser, S.M., Murphy, K.M., & Katz, L.E. (2011, June). Abdominal adiposity as a predictor of metabolic and cardiovascular risk factors in youth. Abstract accepted for poster presentation at the 71st Annual Scientific Sessions of the American Diabetes Association, San Diego, CA.

    2007

    2007 Schilling, L., Dixon, J.K., Lynn, M.R., Knalf, K., Grey, M., Murphy, K., & Dumser, S. (April, 2007). A new approach to determining content validity using a heterogeneous expert panel. Poster session presented at the ENRS 19th Annual Scientific Sessions, 21, Providence, Rhode Island.