As the Executive Director of the J. Rex Fuqua Campus, Dorothy Jordan oversees the development and implementation of the treatment program for adolescents ages 14 to 17 with mood disorders, anxiety disorders, or OCD.
Dr. Jordan’s 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. She has a particular interest in the access to psychiatric mental health care for the underserved and specifically, adolescent mental health. Her early nursing practice focused on children and adolescents with chronic and life-threatening illnesses.
In 1983, Dr. Jordan founded Camp Sunshine, a nonprofit organization that provides recreational, education, and supporting programs for children with cancer and their families in Georgia. Since 2011, Dr. Jordan has served as a clinical faculty at Emory University’s Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, joined as an assistant clinical professor in 2014, and is jointly appointed at the Emory University School of Medicine’s department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. Dr. Jordan is an Advanced Practice Nurse, a board certified Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, and a Psychiatric Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist. Recently, she has practiced at the Marcus Autism Center, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Decatur Family Psychiatry, and Community Advanced Practice Nurses.
Dr. Jordan graduated with a BSN from East Stroudsburg University and an MN in Child Health from Emory University. She earned a Post Master’s Certificate in Psychiatric Mental Health from Georgia State University and a Doctor of Nursing Practice from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center.