Barbara J Guthrie, PhD, RN, FAAN

Associate Professor Emerita

University of Michigan School of Nursing
400 North Ingalls Building
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5482

Telephone: (617) 373-6977


  • Adolescent health
  • Gender analysis
  • Ethnically diverse populations
  • Health Equity and interventions to address health disparities

Dr. Guthrie was formerly the director for Undergraduate and Non-traditional Programs. Her strong collaborative research efforts with ethnically diverse populations, funded by NINR, NIDA, and NCI, have been essential to the advancement of health disparities research and training of a new generation of nurse scientists. Dr. Guthrie also has a history of mentoring undergraduates, graduates, postdoctoral fellows and junior faculty funded by NINR, Josiah Macy Foundation and most recently, Dr Guthrie has received 1.3 million dollars from NIMH to implement an R25 interdisciplinary post doctoral and junior faculty summer program.

Current Research Grants and Programs

  • Educational Research funded by NIMH- to mentor ethnically diverse junior faculty and post-doctoral fellows in community based approach to HIV/AIDs


Dr. Guthrie is known for her ability to teach across all levels of nursing which is supported by her receiveing two teaching awards from two different Universities. She has an extensive history of teaching conceptual and theory development as well as pedagogy for developing and implementing interventions with underserved communities.

Affiliations / Service

  • Member of Eastern Nursing Research Society

Notable Awards / Honors

  • Visiting Professor , Florida Atlantic University School of Nursing, spring, 2014
  • Visiting Professor, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, fall, 2013
  • Estelle Osborne Alumni certificate of Achievement Award, College of Nursing, fall, 2010
  • Davis- Sims Visiting Professorship, Indiana University School of Nursing, Fall, 2012
  • Fellow, American Academy of Nursing, 2000


  • Post Doctoral Fellow, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
  • PhD, New York University, New York, NY
  • MSN, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA 1977
  • BSN, Boston University, Boston, MA 1972

Publication Highlights

  • Cooper. S. M., & Guthrie, B. J. (2011). Adolescent daily hassles and African American girls’ psychological well-being:The direct and moderating roles of gender identity. Sex Roles, 6, 397-409. doi:10.1007/S111199-011-0019-0

  • Guthrie, B. J. (2011). Toward a gender and ethnic responsive restorative correctional healthcare model. Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic & Neonatal Nursing: JOGNN/NAACOG, 40, 497-505. doi:10.111/j.1552-6909-2011.01258.x; 10.111/j.1552-6909.2011.01258.x

  • Fahs, D. B., & Guthrie, B. J. (2012). Eating disorders. Encyclopedia of Nursing Research

  • Guthrie, B. J., & Cooper, S. M. (2012). Degrees of difference among minority female offenders’ psychological functioning, risk behavior engagement and health status: A latent profile investigation. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved. 3rd ed. Springer: New York,NY.

  • Cooper, S.M., Guthrie, B. J. Metzger, I. Brown, C., Avery, M., Eaddy, H., & Shephard, C. (2013). Associations between community involvement and risk behavior engagement among African American adolescents: Intrapersonal empowerment as a mediator? Journal of Community Psychology

  • Cooper, S.M., Guthrie, B., J., Brown, C., Metzger, I. & Guthrie, B. J.(2013).Racial discrimination and the psychological adjustment of African American male and female youth: Gender Variation in Family and Community Support Protective Factors. Journal of Child and Family Studies

  • Brawner, B.M., Reason, J., Schensul, J. and Guthrie, B., ( in Press) “Community Ethnography and Geographic information Systems (GIS):Exploration of Multi-Level Drivers of HIV/AIDS among Black Philadelphians,”2014, Nursing Research

  • Chen, W.T., Guthrie, B., Shiu, C., Weng, Z, Wang, L., Kamitan,i E., Fukida,. Y., and Luu, B.,( 2014), “Acculturation and Perceived Stress in HIV + Immigrants: DepressionSymptomology in Asian and Pacific Islanders,” AIDS Care doi:101080/09540121.2014.9368