Navdeep Singh, PhD, AGACNP-BC, CCRN

Navdeep Singh, PhD, AGACNP-BC, CCRN

Assistant Professor (Clinical)

304 Cohn, 5557 Cass Ave., Detroit, Michigan 48202

Office hours

By appointment

Navdeep Singh, PhD, AGACNP-BC, CCRN

Bio Sketch

Dr. Singh was born with Beta Thalassemia, which requires monthly blood transfusions every three weeks. As a child, he would often interact with patients with sickle cell disease and learned very early how painful the disease process was. This early exposure to painful disease processes was the catalyst for his interest in managing pain for at-risk populations. Furthermore, his frequent interactions with his own nurses caused him to pursue nursing as a career. He first started working as a registered nurse in the burn ICU and then surgical ICU at Detroit Receiving Hospital in 2010. He then became a nurse practitioner in 2016 and started working in the Pain Clinic at Trinity Health Ann Arbor Hospital and the Acute Pain Service at Beaumont Hospital, Dearborn, managing chronic, acute, cancer, surgical and sickle cell pain. He was chosen as a Robert Wood Johnson Future of Nursing Scholar and completed his PhD focusing on health disparities with African Americans with cancer pain. Dr. Singh has an extensive background in pain management and his research focus is on decreasing health disparities with at-risk populations.


  • PhD, Wayne State University, 2016
  • MSN, Madonna University, 2016
  • Graduate Certificate in Nursing Education, Wayne State University, 2014
  • BSN, Wayne State University, 2009
  • BS in Biological Sciences, Wayne State University, 2008

Research Interests

  • Health disparities
  • Sickle cell pain
  • African Americans with cancer pain

Selected publications

  • Jungquist, C. R., Quinlan-Colwell, A., Vallerand, A., Carlisle, H. L., Cooney, M., Dempsey, S. J., Dunwoody, D., Maly, A., Meloche, K., Meyers, A., Sawyer, J., Singh, N., Sullivan, D., Watson, C., & Polomano, R. C. (2020, Feb). American Society for Pain Management Nursing Guidelines on Monitoring for Opioid-Induced Advancing Sedation and Respiratory Depression: Revisions. Pain Manag Nurs, 21(1), 7-25.
  • Maly, A., Singh, N., & Vallerand, A. H. (2018, Feb). Experiences of urban African Americans with cancer pain. Pain Manag Nurs, 19(1), 72-78.

Honors and Awards

  • Best Research Poster – American Society of Pain Management in Nursing, 2020
  • Young Investigator Travel Award Winner, American Pain Society, 2019
  • Young Investigator Travel Award Winner, American Pain Society, 2018
  • CAF AppoPharma Student of the Year, 2018
  • Robert Wood Johnson Future of Nursing Scholar, 2017
  • Madonna University Franciscan Values Student of the Year, 2016
  • Michigan Council of Nurse Practitioners (MICNP) Scholarship Winner, 2016

Courses taught by Navdeep Singh, PhD, AGACNP-BC, CCRN

Winter Term 2024 (current)

Fall Term 2023

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