"My major areas of interest are the prevention of Type II Diabetes, Cardiovascular Disease, and their secondary co-morbidities. As an APRN I have developed relationships, and collaborated with a variety of healthcare individuals and businesses within both my work environment and the community to act as a healthcare resource to my co-workers, patients, their families, and their communities to prevent and improve individual health and healthcare."
Doctorate Of Nursing
MSN, APRN-BC (Board Certified Advanced Registered Nurse)
Certified in Electrophysiology as an Associate Professional (CCEPS) by the International Board of Heart Rhythm Examiners
Certified in Cardiac Device Therapy (CCDS) by the International Board of Heart Rhythm Examiners
Advanced Practice RN for Cardiac Specialists for the past 16 years
Courtesy Faculty at Yale University School of Nursing
Adjunct Faculty at Sacred Heart University
A member of the YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program Steering Committee
HONORS & CERTIFICATIONS
Winner of the 2014 Joseph A Zaccagnino Safety and Clinical Quality Award
My dissertation on the Self-Management of Warfarin was accepted and presented via a poster presentation in 2014 and the American Heart Association National Convention.
My study "Patient Engagement in the Management of Warfarin; A Quality Improvement Study" will be published in the Journal of Nurse Practitioners in March 2016.
AREA OF PERSONAL EXPERTISE
Electrophysiology and Cardiac Device Therapy
Diabetes and Diabetes Prevention