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Susan LaJoie DrPH, ARNP-c

Susan LaJoie DrPH, ARNP-c

Assistant Professor
Main Campus

Job Description

Susan N. LaJoie is a nurse practitioner at the Gadsden County school-based clinics. The College of Medicine has partnered with the Gadsden County Health Department to provide services to needy students in the county. Dr. LaJoie has worked in Gadsden since 2007 providing primary-care services to students at George Munroe Elementary School and Shanks Middle School as well as in other schools by request. The school-based clinic program is funded by the FSU Dance Marathon.


Dr. LaJoie is married and has four children. She may be reached at Shanks Clinic at 850-875-8752 or George Munroe Clinic at 850-875-8879.


Dr. LaJoie received her BSN from the University of South Florida, her MSN from Florida State University and a Doctorate of Public Health from Florida A&M University.


Medical Student Interest Group Presentations and Faculty Volunteer Events

2015 Faculty Volunteer for Pediatric Interest Group Autism Run
2012 Fall Semester Rural Medicine Interest Group: Caring for Migrant Worker Families and Minding Your Cultural Competence
2012 Spring Semester Pediatric Interest Group: An Overview of a School Based Health Program-How it Works
2009-Current Migrant Health Fair Faculty FSUCares volunteer for Mexican Consulate Day

FSU Presentations

2017 Whole Child Leon County monthly meeting on Pediatric Resources
2015 Multidisciplinary Center: Caring for the Migrant Child- biopsychosocial needs for master's and doctoral psychology students
2014 Multidisciplinary Center: Migrant Health 101 for Psychology Students for master's and doctoral psychology students
2013 Multidisciplinary Center: The Life of a Migrant Child in Gadsden County for master's and doctoral psychology students


2015 Tallahassee Women of Distinction from the Girl Scouts of the Big Bend
2014 Panhandle Area Educational Consortium Volunteer Provider, PAEC Migrant Center State Award, given annually
2011 Gadsden County Special Olympics Health Care Provider, County Award.


American Public Health Association (APHA)
American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP)
Florida Nurse Practitioner Network (FNPN)
American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA)
Physicians against Trafficking Humans (PATH)
Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM)
Florida Chapter School Based Health
Gadsden County School Health Advisory Committee (SHAC)
Gadsden County Health Council
National Association of School Based Health
Sigma Theta Tau
Tallahassee Advance Practice Council

Research Focus

Research interests include health disparities in pediatric populations, human sex trafficking and caring for migrant workers.