Elizabeth Norman

Professor Of History Of The Professions

1978 …2016
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Professional Overview

Elizabeth M. Norman is a Professor at NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development., Dept of Applied Statistics, Social Science and Humanitites. She teaches graduate and doctoral level writing, research design and dissertation proposal preparation. Dr. Norman has an undergraduate nursing degree from Rutgers University, and an MA and PhD in nursing from New York University.  In 1990, she published her first book, which was based on her dissertation, WOMEN AT WAR: The Story of Fifty Military Nurses Who Served in Vietnam 1965-1973.  A new edition of her second book, WE BAND OF ANGELS: The Untold Story of American Women Trapped on Bataan by the Japanese, was published by Random House in November 2013. She co-authored with Michael Norman, TEARS IN THE DARKNESS: The Story of the Bataan Death March and Its Aftermath, 2009 by Farrar, Strauss and Giroux Publishers and also published in China, Japan and the Czech Republic.  This book was on the New York Times best seller list for nine weeks and a Dayton Literary Peace Prize finalist. Currently she and Michael are working on a book  titled, “Mere Mortals: The World of Bellevue Hospital.” Henry Holt will publish this work.   

Dr. Norman's awards include the American Academy of Nursing National Media Award,  The University of Virginia Agnes Dillon Award, a Certificate of Appreciation from the Embassy of the Philippines in Washington D.C and an Official Commendation from the Department of the Army for her military research.

Dr. Norman resides in Montclair, New Jersey.

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Research Output 1978 2016

Lesson from the New York City Out-of-Hospital Uncontrolled Donation after Circulatory Determination of Death Program

Wall, S. P., Kaufman, B. J., Williams, N., Norman, E. M., Gilbert, A. J., Munjal, K. G., Maikhor, S., Goldstein, M. J., Rivera, J. E., Lerner, H., Meyers, C., Machado, M., Montella, S., Pressman, M., Teperman, L. W., Dubler, N. N., Goldfrank, L. R., Tuttle, V., Simon, R. J., Bazel, J. & 14 others, Freese, J., Handelsman, A., Levin, A., Matallana, L., Prezant, D., Simmons, G., Gonder, C. J., Hedrington, Z., O'Hara, D., Sabeta, M. E., Smith, C. L., Torres, M., Yushkov, Y. & NYC uDCDD Study Group, Apr 1 2016, In : Annals of Emergency Medicine. 67, 4, p. 531-537.e39

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Organ Preservation
Urban Hospitals
Tissue and Organ Procurement
Emergency Medical Services

Review of Nursing Civil Rights: Gender and Race in the Army Nurse Corps by Clarrisa Threat

Norman, E., 2016, American History Review, 121, 2, p. 597.

Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationBook/Film/Article review

Voices of homeless alcoholics who frequent bellevue hospital: A qualitative study

McCormack, R. P., Hoffman, L. F., Norman, M., Goldfrank, L. R. & Norman, E. M., Feb 1 2015, In : Annals of Emergency Medicine. 65, 2, p. 178-186.e6

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Homeless Persons
Hospital Emergency Service

Remembering the fall of Bataan, April 1942

Norman, E. M., Apr 2014, In : American Journal of Nursing. 114, 4, p. 50-51 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

20th Century History
Military Medicine
World War II

We Band of Angels: The Untold Story of American Women Trapped on Bataan

Norman, E., 2013, 2nd ed. New York: Random House. (2014 Audible.com edition released)

Research output: Book/ReportBook