Our Faculty

Meet the individuals who are moving the field forward.

The faculty of the College of Nursing and Public Health are accomplished researchers, passionate teachers and tireless advocates for healthcare issues.


Patrick R. Coonan
Dean (on leave)

Marilyn B. Klainberg
Chair of Family, Mental Health and Community Systems in Nursing

Anne Peirce

Jane White
Associate Dean for Research
Vera E. Bender Professor of Nursing

Associate Professors

Esther Judith Ackerhalt

Christine Coughlin

Diane Dembicki, Clinical
Director of M.S. in Nutrition Program

Patricia Donohue-Porter
Director of Ph.D. Program in Nursing

Maryann Forbes
Chair of Adult Health Nursing

Stephen Holzemer

Andrea McCrink

Ditsapelo McFarland

 Edmund J. Y. Pajarillo

Janet Raman
Director of Accelerated B.S. in Nursing Program
Director of R.N. to B.S. Program

Maureen Roller, Clinical

Kenneth C. Rondello, Clinical

Yiyuan Sun
Director of Nursing Administration and Nursing Education programs

Arlene Trolman

Assistant Professors

Marissa AbramClinical

Deborah Ambrosio-Mawhirter
Chair of Nursing Foundations

Stefni Bogard, Clinical

Jacqueline Brandwein, Clinical

Charles CalClinical

Margaret Cox, Clinical
Director of M.S. in Adult/Geriatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner

Patricia Facquet, Clinical

Akhtar Ghassemi

Beth Heydemann, Clinical

Clarilee Hauser
Visiting Assistant Professor

William Jacobowitz

Shan Liu

Wei Liu

Karen Mancini, Clinical

M. Pilar Martin
Director of Public Health Programs

Teresa Mascitti, Clinical

Deborah Murphy, Clinical
Interim Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Programs

Tonya Samuel

Margaret Silver, Clinical

Debra SwensonClinical 

Thomas Virgona
Director of M.S. in Health Information Technology Program

Susan Zori, Clinical

Senior Adjunct Faculty

Joseph D’Angelo

Patricia Dolan

Janet Hand

Judith M. Greenberger


For further information, please contact:

College of Nursing and Public Health
Nexus Building, 3rd Floor
p – 516.877.4510

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