Suzanne Keep

Suzanne Keep

Associate Professor

Suzanne Keep
Contact Info:
Campus: Aquinas College
Building: Albertus Hall
Room: 203
Phone: 616-632-2823
Suzanne Keep
Areas of Expertise:
Community/Population Health
Physical Activity
Health Promotion
Health Prevention


  • Ph.D., Nursing, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
  • Master of Science, Nursing, Wayne State University
  • Bachelor of Science, Nursing, Nazareth College


Born and raised in Detroit, Suzanne Keep has lived in several cities around the state. She has worked for the University in Grand Rapids since 2006. Keep enjoys swimming, sewing, gardening, photography and spending time with her husband and family, including her grandson.

As a Catholic, Keep believes in Detroit Mercy's mission - serving the marginalized, the vulnerable and the poor - supporting it with the University's students. Working with students and seeing them become compassionate nurses motivates Keep. Her son graduated from Detroit Mercy's School of Architecture and is marrying a Detroit Mercy alumna from the McAuley School of Nursing.

Suzanne Keep's CV (PDF)


    Research Topics

    • Physical activity among Hispanic mothers and daughters
    • Health beliefs among migrant farm workers
    • Personal characteristics, distress and coping mechanisms among college students