Jerry Nutor, PhD, RN, MS

Assistant Professor
Family Health Care Nursing

Jerry Nutor is a tenure-track Assistant Professor and registered nurse in the Department of Family Health Care Nursing with a joint appointment with Center for AIDS Prevention Studies at University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). As a nurse scientist, his research goals are to develop new methods of improving mental and general healthcare for underrepresented segments of the population, such as rural and urban communities in sub-Saharan Africa. Dr. Nutor's academic training, clinical and research experiences over the decade have provided him with a background in social determinants of health as it relates to maternal and child health. He is particularly interested in mothers and children affected by the HIV epidermic in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). The primary focus of his research is to understand the impact of environmental (e.g., water and food insecurity), social (e.g., stigma and social support) and economic (e.g., poverty) factors with particular focus on adherence to antiretroviral therapy and prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV.


Persistent disparities in COVID-19-associated impacts on HIV prevention and care among a global sample of sexual and gender minority individuals.

Global public health

Santos GM, Hong C, Wilson N, Nutor JJ, Harris O, Garner A, Holloway I, Ayala G, Howell S

Water Access and Adherence Intention Among HIV-Positive Pregnant Women and New Mothers Receiving Antiretroviral Therapy in Zambia.

Frontiers in public health

Nutor JJ, Marquez S, Slaughter-Acey JC, Hoffmann TJ, DiMaria-Ghalili RA, Momplaisir F, Opong E, Jemmott LS

Trends in total fertility rate in Ghana by different inequality dimensions from 1993 to 2014.

BMC women's health

Agbaglo E, Agbadi P, Tetteh JK, Ameyaw EK, Adu C, Nutor JJ

Evaluation of HIV infection in febrile patients visiting health centers in Lagos, Nigeria.

BMC research notes

Akinnusi OO, Bello AJ, Adeleye IA, Nutor JJ

Trends in antenatal care visits and associated factors in Ghana from 2006 to 2018.

BMC pregnancy and childbirth

Duodu PA, Bayuo J, Mensah JA, Aduse-Poku L, Arthur-Holmes F, Dzomeku VM, Dey NEY, Agbadi P, Nutor JJ

Self-reported provision of person-centred maternity care among providers in Kenya and Ghana: scale validation and examination of associated factors.

BMJ global health

Afulani PA, Aborigo RA, Nutor JJ, Okiring J, Kuwolamo I, Ogolla BA, Oboke EN, Dorzie JBK, Odiase OJ, Steinauer J, Walker D

Quality of antiretroviral therapy services in Ghana: Implications for the HIV response in resource-constrained settings.

SAGE open medicine

Alhassan RK, Ketor CE, Ashinyo A, Ashinyo ME, Nutor JJ, Adjadeh C, Sarkodie E

Prevalence, progress, and social inequalities of home deliveries in Ghana from 2006 to 2018: insights from the multiple indicator cluster surveys.

BMC pregnancy and childbirth

Dzomeku VM, Duodu PA, Okyere J, Aduse-Poku L, Dey NEY, Mensah ABB, Nakua EK, Agbadi P, Nutor JJ

Inadequate preparedness for response to COVID-19 is associated with stress and burnout among healthcare workers in Ghana.

PloS one

Afulani PA, Gyamerah AO, Nutor JJ, Laar A, Aborigo RA, Malechi H, Sterling M, Awoonor-Williams JK

Urban health nexus with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) preparedness and response in Africa: Rapid scoping review of the early evidence.

SAGE open medicine

Alhassan RK, Nutor JJ, Abuosi AA, Afaya A, Mohammed SS, Dalaba MA, Immurana M, Manyeh AK, Klu D, Aberese-Ako M, Doegah PT, Acquah E, Nketiah-Amponsah E, Tampouri J, Akoriyea SK, Amuna P, Ansah EK, Gyapong M, Owusu-Agyei S, Gyapong JO

Communicating Awareness About COVID-19 Through Songs: An Example From Ghana.

Frontiers in public health

Thompson RGA, Nutor JJ, Johnson JK

The Relationship Between Counseling and Adherence to Antiretroviral Therapy Among Pregnant and Breastfeeding Women Enrolled in Option B.

AIDS education and prevention : official publication of the International Society for AIDS Education

Nutor JJ, Slaughter-Acey JC, Afulani PA, Obimbo MM, Mojola SA

Impact of attitudes and beliefs on antiretroviral treatment adherence intention among HIV-positive pregnant and breastfeeding women in Zambia.

BMC public health

Nutor JJ, Slaughter-Acey JC, Marquez SP, DiMaria-Ghalili RA, Momplaisir F, Oladimeji KE, Jemmott LS

Perceived preparedness to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic: a study with healthcare workers in Ghana

Journal of Global Health Science

Afulani, P. A., Gyamerah, A. O., Aborigo, R. A., Nutor, J. J., Malechi, H., Laar, A., ... & Awoonor-Williams, J. K.

Covariates and Spatial Interpolation of HIV Screening in Mozambique: Insight from the 2015 AIDS Indicator Survey.

International journal of environmental research and public health

Agbadi P, Nutor JJ, Darkwah E, Duah HO, Duodu PA, Alhassan RK, Baltzell K

Influence of toilet access on antiretroviral adherence intention among pregnant and breastfeeding women who are HIV-positive and enrolled in Option B.

Health care for women international

Nutor JJ, Slaughter-Acey JC, Marquez SP, DiMaria-Ghalili RA, Momplaisir F, Jemmott LS

Factors associated with HIV medication adherence in HIV-positive women enrolled in Option B+ in Zambia: a cross-sectional survey

The Lancet Global Health

Nutor, J. J., Slaughter-Acey, J. C., Marquez, S., & Opong, E.

Symptoms of Depression and Preterm Birth Among Black Women.

MCN. The American journal of maternal child nursing

Nutor JJ, Slaughter-Acey JC, Giurgescu C, Misra DP

Household resources as determinants of child mortality in Ghana.

Rural and remote health

Nutor JJ, Bell JF, Slaughter-Acey JC, Joseph JG, Apesoa-Varano EC, de Leon Siantz ML

Building Individual and Institutional Capacity of an Urban Academic Health System to Serve Local Sex Trafficking Victims


Murray-Garcia, J., Ackerman-Barger, K. W., Goldstein, E., & Nutor, J. J.

Improving Breastfeeding Practices at the Community Level: Result from Sinazongwe District, Zambia

Annals of Global Health

Nutor, J. J., Marquez, S. P., & Slaughter-Acey, J. C.