Pontes, Nancy

Dr. Nancy Pontes is a nationally certified, family nurse practitioner with over 20 years’ experience working with a variety of vulnerable populations in the US and globally.  The overarching focus of Dr. Pontes’ research is to explore social determinants of health and well-being among youth and families, especially those affected by victimization and violence. Recently, she received the Innovations in the Continuum of Care Award by the Organization of Nurse Leaders of New Jersey (ONL) for improving health equity through Spanish for Health Professions, and the 2019 ENRS/Nursing Research Authorship Award (Eastern Nursing Research Society) for research on interaction effects of bullying victimization on suicidality.

Assistant Professor, Rutgers University, School of Nursing


Topic Areas
Firearms and Suicide, Risk Factors