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Assistant Professor
Susan Renda
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Specialties and Expertise

  • Chronic Care
  • Diabetes
  • Education
  • Interprofessional
  • Obesity
  • Transition of Care


Susan Renda has been a nurse for over 35 years. Her career began at the bedside with acutely ill patients and then in advanced practice as a nurse practitioner, certified diabetes educator, and nursing instructor. In all settings, she has brought a passion for education, as every moment with patients and students can be a teaching moment. As a nurse practitioner and diabetes educator at the Johns Hopkins Diabetes Center, Dr. Renda’s collaboration with other members of the health care team has involved her in initiatives to improve diabetes care and education for individuals and communities locally and globally. Her interest continues in improving access to diabetes care, helping clinicians prevent and manage chronic illness, and delivering culturally competent patient education in creative ways.

Additional Resources

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  • Publications/Research

    Renda, S., Baernholdt, M., and Becker, K. (2016). “Evaluation of a Worksite Diabetes Education Program at a Large Urban Medical Center.” Workplace, Health and Safety, 64(1), 17-23.

    Renda, S. and Becker, K. (in press). “The Use of U-500 Insulin for Patients with Severe Insulin Resistance: A case study.” The Nurse Practitioner Journal.

    Renda, S. and Napora, J. “Social Support in Diabetes." The Johns Hopkins Diabetes Guide: Treatment and Management of Diabetes and POC-IT Guide, 2013 Edition. Massachusetts: Jones and Bartlett Learning.

    Renda, S. (2008). “Lifestyle Factors Affect Insulin Requirements.” Insulin, a Clinical Journal for Health Care Professionals, 3(1), 51-54.

    Davis, S., Manko, G. and Renda, S. (2008). “Harnessing Endocrine Physiology for Better Clinical Outcomes.” Clinical Cornerstone, 9(S1), 28-40.

  • Awards/Honors

    2017 Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing

    2015 Miller-Coulson Nurse Practitioner Clinical Excellence Award. The Miller-Coulson Academy of Clinical Excellence, Johns Hopkins Center for Innovative Medicine

    2015 Fellow in the National Academy of Practice

    2014 Honorary Appointment, Clinical Assistant of Nursing, University of Virginia School of Nursing

    2011 Community Service Award, The Children’s Home of Catonsville, MD