M PH, University of California (UCLA) School of Public Health
DrPH, University of California (UCLA), School of Public Health
MS, Excelsior College of the University of the State of New York
I received both a Master of Public Health and a Doctor in Public Health from the UCLA School of Public Health, Division of Tropical and Infectious Diseases. My first faculty position overseas was as the Acting Chairperson of the Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics in the Community Medicine Department of Dar es Salaam University School of Medicine. My second faculty position overseas was at the Women’s Medical College of King Saud University located in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia where I taught various community medicine courses for 7 years. After returning to the USA, and having developed a strong interest in the clinical aspects of health care, I obtained certification as a registered nurse and went on to practice emergency room nursing for 16 years at St. Mary’s Hospital in Brooklyn. While I enjoyed ER nursing, I still missed teaching so I obtained a Master of Science in Nursing Education. This degree qualified me to join Long Island University School of Nursing where I taught as a faculty member for 9 years, both undergraduate and graduate students. During that time I became interested in Parkinson’s disease and received specialized training in the Edmond J. Safra Visiting Nurse Faculty training program. Presently I am a full time assistant professor at St. Francis College, teaching in the Nursing Department. I am happy to be able to continue to pass along my knowledge about providing quality health care to young men and women nursing students who are eager to join the noble profession of nursing.