DNP Thomas Jefferson University, 2012
MSN Rutgers University, 1996
BSN Temple University, 1982
Adult Nurse Practitioner: CRNP, ANP-BC (Nurse Practitioner)
Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE)
Assistant Professor and Director, Adult Gerontology-Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Program
Thomas Jefferson University Service:
Research Coordinator for Pulmonary Medicine 1987-1996
Adult Nurse Practitioner with Jefferson Internal Medicine Associates 1996-2011
Project Director for Quality Improvement, Jefferson School of Population Health 2011-2012
Membership on various committees for Jefferson University Physicians and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Research and Clinical Interests:
Diabetes and Diabetes Education
Outpatient Care Delivery Models (such as the Patient Centered Medical Home and the Chronic Care Model)
Affordable Care Act (Health Reform)
Health Policy/Government Affairs
Patient Engagement strategies
American Nurses Association
Pennsylvania Nurses Association
Pennsylvania Coalition of Nurse Practitioners
Sigma Theta Tau
Awards and Honors:
Outstanding Practice Inquiry Project Award, 2012, Doctoral Program, Jefferson School of Nursing
Peer reviewer: 2012 to present
American Journal of Medical Quality
Population Health Management
GlaxoSmithKline Respiratory National Advisory Board for Nurse Practitioners, 2007.
Text Messaging in the Patient-Centered Medical Home to Improve Glucose Control and Retinopathy Screening: A Pilot Study. Sigma Theta Tau, Delta Rho Chapter Fall Research Seminar. Poster and podium presentation, Jefferson School of Nursing, Thomas Jefferson University. November 14, 2012.
Recovery from Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrome and resolution of multi-system organ failure in 75 patients: Poster presentation, American Thoracic Society/American Lung Association Annual Meeting 1991; Anaheim, California.
Multiple organ system failure in patients with Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrome: Poster presentation, American Thoracic Society/American Lung Association Annual Meeting 1990; Boston, Massachusetts.
Selection criteria in patients with Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrome: Are single cut-off distinctions meaningful? Poster presentation, American Thoracic Society/American Lung Association Annual Meeting 1989; Cincinnati, Ohio.