Dr. Burt Burt

Contributing Faculty
College of Nursing
Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

Dr. Burt is a contributing faculty member who teaches Social Work. In her role at Walden University, she assists in creating and maintaining a learning environment where academic disciplines interconnect with the Barbara Solomon School of Social Work and serves as the subject matter social work practice expert for Walden's Bachelor of Social Work program, which is also under the Barbara Solomon School of Social Work. Dr. Burt has also worked as an adjunct online faculty member at the University of Phoenix Online and taught two classes in the health sciences areas for two years.

Dr. Burt worked for 12 years for the State of Connecticut in the areas of child protective services (treatment social worker, covering 16 towns), elderly protective services (investigative social worker/treatment social worker, covering 11 municipalities), the State Department of Education (program manager covering three school districts) and is a Connecticut Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and a Massachusetts Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW).

Additionally, Dr. Burt worked for Bridgeport Hospital/Yale New Haven Health System as the Supervisor of Social Work and Care Coordination from 2017-2018, covering all the Inpatient MedSurg Units, Primary Care Clinics, Emergency Department, Maternal Child Health Units, Burn Unit, and ICU social workers. She has formally and informally mentored and re-educated social workers at Bridgeport, Milford, and Greenwich Hospitals/Yale New Haven Health System's social work staff in social work and human services for the past ten years.

Dr. Burt has also led the charge in developing a Social Work Signature of Care for the Yale New Haven Health System (7 hospitals) and implementing Uber Health Transportation Service at Bridgeport Hospital’s inpatient units and the emergency department. From 2017 to 2018, she restructured the workflows and throughput processes and procedures for the social work team in MedSurg, Burn Unit, ICUs, Emergency Department, Primary Care Clinics, and Maternal Child Health Units.

In January 2019, Dr. Burt was promoted to Manager of Social Work Services covering the Bridgeport/Milford/Greenwich Hospital Campuses and, in April 2022, promoted to Associate Director. Dr. Burt managed all the Inpatient and Outpatient areas, such as Primary Care Clinics, the Emergency Department, Maternal Child Health, the Burn Unit, and Medical and ICU social workers (both inpatient and outpatient areas).

As of April 2023, Dr. Burt is the director of social work for the Criminal Defense Practice at the Legal Aid Society in New York, covering all five boroughs and their Social Work Departments. The social work staff and coverage areas include forensic, forensic assistants, mitigation specialists, mental health, incarcerated, women's pre-release, decarceration, post-conviction, parole revocation, criminal appeals, homicide, pre-arraignment, adolescent, exploitation, community liaisons, and misdemeanor arraignment social workers, as well as, social work supervisors and assistant supervisors.


EdD, University of Phoenix

MSW, Springfield College

BS, Springfield College

Awards / Honors

Social Work of Excellence Award, Yale New Haven Health System, 2018

Rock Star of the Week, Yale New Haven Health System, 2018

Platinum Quality Awards 2015-2018, Yale New Haven Health System/Bridgeport Hospital, 2015