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Cynthia Ellen Northrop

Cynthia Ellen Northrop, American lawyer, nurse, educator. Bar: Maryland 1980, New York 1987. Fellow National Endowment for Humanities, 1980; recipient Creative Achievement award American Public Health Association, 1984, Distinguished Service award American Society Law & Medicine, 1985; named one of Outstanding Young Women in American, 1982.


  • Northrop, Cynthia Ellen was born on June 11, 1950 in North Tonawanda, New York, United States. Daughter of Francis Merle and Marjorie Imogene (Wion) Northrop.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Columbia Union College, 1972. Master of Science, University Maryland, 1975. Juris Doctor, University Baltimore, 1979.


    • Surgical team leader Washington Adventist Hospital, Maryland, 1972. Public health nurse health department Prince George's County, 1972-1975. Instructor University Maryland, Baltimore, 1975-1977, assistant professor, 1977-1984.

      Sole practice Hyattsville, Maryland, 1980-1986, New York City, since 1987. Lecturer Georgetown University, Washington, 1983-1985. Adjunct associate professor Columbia University Teachers College, New York City, since 1985.

      Consultant Office Technology Assessment United States Congress, 1985.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Maryland 1980, New York 1987.


    • Co-author: Legal Issues in Nursing, 1987. Contributor articles to professional journals.


    Member American Bar Association, New York Bar Association, American Association Nurse Attorneys (president 1982-1984, board directors 1982-1987, distinguished service award 1985), American Association Nurse Attorneys Foundation (president, trustee since 1984), American Nurses Association, New York State Nurses Association.





    • Married Harvey Cary Dzodin, January 29, 1984.
    • father: Francis Merle Northrop
    • mother: Marjorie Imogene (Wion) Northrop
    • spouse: Harvey Cary Dzodin
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    Born June 11, 1950
    (age 67)