Rebecca Sutter, DNP, APRN, BC-FNP

Rebecca Sutter
Titles and Organizations

Director, Mason and Partners (MAP) Clinics, Nursing
Professor, Nursing 

Contact Information

Phone: 703-993-3611
Building: Peterson Hall
Room 2902


As a doctorally trained and credentialed Family Nurse Practitioner, Dr. Sutter serves as the Director of a network of eight Academic Nurse-managed community clinics. She has developed, implemented and evaluated a unique model of community healthcare access and navigation called The Bridge Care Model. This model of care uses a systems approach to improve care and promote collaboration between public health, public safety and health to ensure that evidence based treatment is available for at risk and marginalized individuals, families, communities and populations. She uses the academic nurse managed clinics, which are strategically located in medically underserved areas (MUA) across the Northern Virginia region, to provide services to underserved and vulnerable populations and conducts translational research on evidence-based care for patients with limited resources. She has expanded this model of care to include criminally involved at risk individuals being released into the community using a comprehensive and coordinated approach to connect them to needed health and social services using care navigation and peer recovery support programs. Dr. Sutter has a history of extensive successful community collaborations on a variety of multidisciplinary implementation programs and research studies.


Research Interests

  • Pediatric and adolescent screening and preventative care

  • Centering healthcare

  • Vulnerable populations and health care access 

Select Publications

Sutter-Barrett, R., Sutter-Dalrymple, C., & Skurpski, L. (2018). Operating the Bridge Care Model. Creative Nursing, 25(1).

Painter, J.E., De O. Mesquita, S.V., Jimenez, L., Avila, A,A., Sutter, C.J., & Sutter, R. (2018). Vaccine-related attitudes and decision-making among uninsured, Latin American immigrant mothers of adolescent daughters: a qualitative study. Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics

Vece, L., Sutter, R., Sutter, C., & Toulouse, C. (2016). Impacting vulnerable populations through integrating oral health care into nurse-managed health centers. The Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 12(9), 629-34.

Sutter-Barrett, R; Sutter-Dalrymple, C & Dickman, K. (2015) Bridge care nurse-managed clinics fill the gap in health care. Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 11(2), 262-265.

Select Grants

"Harm Reduction Approach to THE Community OPIOID Crisis," Potomac Health Foundation (Principal Investigator). October 2018-September 2019.   

"Internship Participation Agreement," Greater Prince William Community Health Center (Prime: Potomac Health Foundation). July 2018-June-2019. Role: Principal Investigator

"Nurse Education Practice, Quality and Retention (NEPQR)," HRSA UK1HP31716. July 2018-June 2022. Role: Principal Investigator.

"Empowering Communities Opioid Project (ECOP)," Virginia Department of Health (Prime: DHHS CPIMP171154). September 2017-June 2020. Role: Principal Investigator.

"Virginia Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (VA SBIRT)", SAMHSA 1H79TI026665-01. Peppard, L. (Principal Investigator), September 2016-September 2021. Role: Data Manager

"Train to Engage, Assess, & Motivate for Substance Use Prevention (TEAMS-UP)," SAMHSA 1H79TI025983. Peppard, L. (Principal Investigator), September 2015-September 2018. Role: Investigator.

"Nurse Education Practice, Quality and Retention (NEPQR)," HRSA D11HP29861. Sutter (Principal Investigator). July 2016-June 2018. Role: Investigator.

"Mason and Partners (MAP) Interprofessional Clinic: Bridge for Chronic Disease Care," Health Resources and Services Administration D09HP26955. July 2014-June 2017. Role: Principal Investigator

"Line Item: Mason Military Nursing Pathway (MMNP)," Virginia State Budget. 2015. Role: Principal Investigator. $165,500.

"Mason and Partners Clinic expansion," Potomac Health Foundation, capital funding grant. April 2014. $287,000.

Honors and Awards

  • Virginia Nurse Practitioner of the Year, 2017, American Association of Nurse Practitioners
  • Jack Wood Award Recipient, Partnership Initiative Category, 2017, George Mason University
  • Evelyn E. Cohelan Faculty Leadership Award, 2015, College of Health and Human Services, George Mason University
  • Faculty of the Year, 2012, Northern Virginia Community College


  • DNP, Nursing/Family Nurse Practitioner, George Mason University
  • MSN, Nursing/Family Nurse Practitioner, George Mason University
  • AAS, Nursing, Marymount University