Susan Clemen-Stone, MPH, RN

Associate Professor Emerita
Room 3330 NURS1

University of Michigan School of Nursing
400 North Ingalls Building
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5482

Telephone: (734) 647-0347
Fax: (734) 763-0681


  • Community nursing
  • Ethics
  • Health care access
  • Health policy
  • Population-focused interventions

Professor Clemen-Stone has extensive experience in population-focused community and public health nursing practice. She uses this knowledge to translate research into practice, as she instructs the next generation of nurses and nursing scientists on population-focused, health promotion interventions. Professor Clemen-Stone has a particular interest in addressing the needs of vulnerable populations such as those experiencing health care access or food insecurity issues. Her interest in examining alternative health care delivery systems led her to take a group of students to China to study these systems.


Professor Clemen-Stone teaches community/public health/home health care nursing at the undergraduate and graduate  levels. Her twenty years of experience writing and editing textbooks has helped provide nurse educators around the nation with a rich resources to develop strong educational programs. Her co-authored textbook, Comprehensive Family and Community Health Nursing: Family, Aggregate and Community Practice, has served the profession for several decades. Professor Clemen-Stone has made a long-term commitment to the study and practice of nursing ethics and she continues to chair and to serve on a state ethics committee.

Affiliations / Service

  • American Public Health Association, 1979-present
  • Chairperson, Ethics Committee, Michigan Home Health Association, 1998-present
  • Michigan Public Health Association, 1971-present
  • Ambassador, National Health Service Corp.
  • Sigma Theta Tau, 1972-present
  • Chairperson, Program Planning Committee, Southeastern Michigan Agency/Faculty Association

Notable Awards / Honors

  • Excellence in Nursing Education, RHO Chapter, Sigma Theta Tau, 2009
  • GIEU Award for trip to China, University of Michigan, 2005
  • Hometown Health Hero Award, Jennifer Granholm, Governor, State of Michigan, 2005
  • Rhodes Scholar, University of Michigan, 2002


  • MPH, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, 1969
  • BS, Michigan State University, Lansing, MI, 1968
  • RN, St. Vincent’s School of Nursing, Toledo, OH, 1963

Publication Highlights

  • Clemen-Stone, S., Eigsti, D., & McGuire, S. (2002). Comprehensive family and community health nursing: Family, aggregate and community practice (6th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Mosby.