Martha Fuller

Martha Fuller
Phone: (619) 260-4562
Fax: (619) 260-6874

Adjunct Assistant Professor and Field Trip Coordinator
Associate Professor

  • University of San Diego - PhD
  • Columbia University - MSN/PNP
  • Syracuse University - BSN

Martha Grant Fuller, PhD, PPCNP-BC, is an Associate Professor of Nursing at USD teaching in the Nurse Practitioner and Doctor of Nursing Practice programs. She is the lead faculty for the Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Track at USD. She is a nationally certified pediatric nurse practitioner with over 30 of experience in nursing.

Dr. Fuller completed her PhD in nursing at the University of San Diego completing her dissertation on neurodevelopmental follow-up of premature infants. She received her MSN and pediatric nurse practitioner at Columbia University and her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Syracuse University.

Dr. Fuller has practiced as a pediatric nurse practitioner since 1983, providing general pediatric care in a variety of settings then moving to neurodevelopmental follow-up of neonatal intensive care unit graduates in 1999. Prior to coming to USD, she worked as the coordinator of the High Risk Infant Follow-up Program at UC San Diego Health, providing direct patient care, program management, and participating in multiple research projects.

Dr. Fuller’s research interests include the impact of socio-economic disparities on child development, the outcomes of high risk infants including non-medical factors associated with outcomes. She has been active in several multi-site NIH funded research studies and is currently a participant in a longitudinal study comparing outcomes of very preterm infants with term controls at school age.

Dr. Fuller is an active member of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (she has twice served as president of the San Diego Chapter) and is involved in other professional organizations supporting nursing research and pediatric health care. She has provided numerous lectures and continuing education presentations to nurses and nurse practitioners.