Loyola University Chicago

Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing

Faculty and Staff

Jorgia B. Connor, PhD, RN

Title/s:  Associate Professor
Director of 4-Year BSN Program

Office #:  BVM, Room 911, LSC

Phone: 773.508.2897



PhD University of Illinois at Chicago 2011
BSN University of Illinois at Chicago 1987

Teaching Interests

Community health nursing, professional nursing concepts, older adult health.

Research/Scholarly Interests and Selected Publications

Jorgia Connor’s research interest is in the area of health promotion and psychosocial well-being in the Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) population.  Her research seeks to understand the relationship among cumulative life stress, biomarkers of stress, cellular aging and chronic disease risk in vulnerable and understudied populations.

Connor, J. (2015). Review: White British researchers and internationally educated research participants: Insights from reflective practices on issues of language and culture in nursing contexts. Journal of Research in Nursing, 20(8), 653-654.

Connor, J. B. & Miller, A.M.(2014). Occupational stress and adaptation of immigrant nurses from the Philippines. Journal of Research in Nursing, 19(6), 504-515.

Professional & Community Affiliations

  • American Association of Occupational Health Nurses
  • Asian American/Pacific Islander Nurses Association
  • American Diabetes Association
  • American Public Health Association
  • Midwest Nursing Research Society
  • National League for Nursing
  • Sigma Theta Tau, Alpha Beta Chapter