Dorothy Henry Jordan

Dorothy Henry Jordan

Associate Professor | DNP, APRN, PMHNP-BC, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN


Dorothy Jordan is an Advanced Practice Nurse in Georgia and is board certified as a Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, and as a Psychiatric Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist. Dr. Jordan graduated with a BS in Nursing from East Stroudsburg University in 1979, a MN in Child Health from Emory University in 1982, a Post Masters Certificate in Psychiatric Mental Heath from Georgia State University in 2008, and a Doctor of Nursing Practice from University of Tennessee Health Science Center in 2014. Dr. Jordan’s early clinical practice in pediatrics focused on children with chronic and life threatening illnesses. Her clinical practice experience includes Psychiatry at the Marcus Autism Center, Consult Liaison Psychiatry at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, and Psychiatric Mental Health at Community Advanced Practice Nurses.
Dr. Jordan is the founder of Camp Sunshine, a nonprofit organization offering year round recreational, educational, and supportive programming for children with cancer and their families in Georgia since 1983. She has received numerous local, state, and national awards for community service. Dr. Jordan has done clinical teaching at the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing since 2011 and joined the faculty as an assistant clinical professor in 2014. Dr. Jordan has a joint appointment at the Emory University School of Medicine in the department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. Her clinical interests include early mental health screening and intervention, infant, child and adolescent mental health promotion, and the integration of mental health into primary care. Dr. Jordan has a particular interest in the access to psychiatric mental health care for the underserved and specifically, adolescent mental health.

Areas of Expertise

Child and Adolescent Health
Mental Health


Withycombe, J.S., Baek M. J, Jordan D. H., Thomas, N. J., & Hale, S. (2017). Pilot study for evaluating physical activity and fatigue in pediatric oncology patients and survivors during camp. Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology. November 2017