Dr. Matthie has been an Assistant Professor, tenure track, in the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, since August 2015. She earned a BSN from Florida State University, an MS in Nursing from the University of South Florida, and a PhD in Nursing Science from the University of South Florida. In addition, she completed her postdoctoral training at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Dr. Matthie is a member of several nursing organizations, including the National Black Nurses Association, the International Association of Sickle Cell Nurses and Professional Associates, the Southern Nursing Research Society, and the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing.

Areas of Expertise

Acute And Chronic Care
Symptom Science


1. Matthie, N.,  Jenerette, C., Gibson, A., Paul, S., Higgins, M., & Krishnamurti, L.  (2020). Prevalence and predictors of chronic pain intensity and disability among adults with sickle cell disease. Health Psychology Open, 7(1),  2055102920917250. doi: 10.1177/2055102920917250. PMCID: PMC7218472

2. Matthie, N., Ross, D., Sinha, C., Khemani, K., Bakshi, N., &  Krishnamurti, L. (2018). A qualitative study of chronic pain and  self-management in adults with sickle cell disease. Journal of the National  Medical Association, 111(2), 158-168. doi: 10.1016/j.jnma.2018.08.001. PMCID:  PMC6433553.

3. Matthie, N., & Jenerette, C. (2015). Sickle cell disease in adults:  Developing an appropriate care plan. Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing,  19(5), 562-568. doi: 10.1188/15.CJON.562-567. PMCID: PMC5565201

4. Matthie, N., Jenerette, C., & McMillan, S. (2015). Role of self-care  in sickle cell disease. Pain Management Nursing, 16(3), 257-266. doi: 10.1016/j.pmn.2014.07.003. PMCID: PMC4417084
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Dr. Matthie has been a nurse educator for more than 12 years. During that time, she has worked with undergraduate and graduate students, and served in various leadership roles. She has also been involved in nationally funded initiatives to increase the diversity of nursing cohorts, and promote progression and retention of disadvantaged and under-represented students. In recognition of her teaching activities, students and faculty honored her with a nomination for the 2018 Emory Williams Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching Award from the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing.


Dr. Matthie has been a nurse scientist for more than seven years. Her research focuses on pain and self-management in young adults living with sickle cell disease. She has received grant funding for her research from organizations such as the National Institute of Nursing Research, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, and the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing. Her research has been published in national and international peer-reviewed sources geared towards various disciplines including nursing,medicine, music therapy, and psychology. Currently, she is working on developing non-pharmacological, home-based, patient-centered strategies that incorporate technology to help adults with sickle cell disease manage their pain and lessen the burden of sickle cell. In recognition of her research activities, Dr. Matthie received the Southern Nursing Research Society’s Research in Minority Health Award.