Judith Haber, PhD, APRN-BC, FAAN

Judith Haber, PhD, APRN-BC, FAAN:
Dr. Judith Haber is the Principal Investigator of the HRSA funded Teaching Oral-Systemic Health (TOSH) Program whose goal is to develop a model curriculum to promote an interprofessional, team-based approach to oral-systemic health promotion and disease prevention in primary care settings. She is also the Co-Executive Director of a national nursing oral health initiative, The Oral Health Nursing Education and Practice (OHNEP) program funded by the DentaQuest Foundation, Washington Dental Service Foundation, and Connecticut Health Foundation. She has played a leadership role in promoting an interprofessional oral health agenda at NYU Colleges of Nursing and Dentistry. Dr. Haber is the Co-Chair of the NYU Interprofessional Research, Education, and Practice Steering Committee. She is a member of the Steering Committee of the National Interprofessional Initiative on Oral Health (NIIOH) and was a member of the HRSA Expert Panel developing Core Interprofessional Oral Health Competencies for Primary Care Providers. Dr. Haber has presented and published widely on oral health issues.

Over past 30 years, Dr. Haber has been leading undergraduate and graduate nursing education programs. A significant component of her academic leadership role has been anticipation of educational and health care trends, creating linkages for faculty that promote excitement and stakeholder “buy in,” and acquiring the resources that bring an exciting idea to fruition through related faculty and program development, thereby setting the stage for effective program implementation and evaluation. Dr. Haber is currently the Ursula Springer Leadership Professor in Nursing and Associate Dean for Graduate Programs in the College of Nursing where she is the academic leader for 12 Master’s Programs, including five Nurse Practitioner Programs, and the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Program. She is also the leader of a NYUCN nurse practitioner managed center, which is an innovative primary care practice located at NYU College of Dentistry that increases access to seamless oral and systemic primary care for underserved populations.

 Erin Hartnett, DNP, APRN-BC, CPNP:

Erin Hartnett is the Program Director for the NYU College of Nursing’s oral health programs: Oral Health Nursing Education and Practice (OHNEP) and Teaching Oral Systemic Health (TOSH). Dr. Hartnett is developing an interprofessional oral health curriculum with NYU Nursing, Medical and Dental schools. She is a consultant for many colleges and universities who are developing interprofessional programs. Dr. Hartnett is involved in promoting oral health in the community as a member of the New York City Department of Health Oral Health Task Force. She coordinated an oral health education program for the New York City Nurse Family Partnership staff which is now being offered nationally. She is also working closely with American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry on a study on oral health in primary care. She is a member of the Eastern Nursing Research Society (ENRS).

Dr. Hartnett received a BSN from Georgetown University, an MS in Nursing Education from Wagner College, an MSN/PNP from Seton Hall University and a Doctor of Nursing Practice from NYU. Prior to her current position at NYU College of Nursing, Dr. Hartnett specialized in pediatric neuro-oncology at NYU Hassenfeld Center for Children with Cancer and Blood Disorders where in addition to caring for children currently being treated for brain tumors she initiated and coordinated the pediatric oncology dental program, developed a developed the Long Term Follow-Up Program for survivors of pediatric brain tumors, imported the first Cuban manufactured drug to the US for use in pediatric brain tumors, and collaborated on a national and an international tissue donation program. She continues to work per diem at NYU Hassenfeld Center. Her DNP capstone, “Integrating Preventive Dental Care in A Pediatric Oncology Clinic” has become a standard of care at NYU Hassenfeld Center where she continues to work per diem. Dr. Hartnett received the national 2012 DNP Capstone Award from the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, the 2012 New York Times Nurse Innovator Award and the 2012 NYU Medical Center Advanced Practice Award for this program.

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Abigail Bella, MPH:  

Abigail Bella is the Coordinator of the Teaching Oral-Systemic Health (TOSH) Program. She received a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Saint Anselm College in Manchester, NH and a Master of Public Health Degree in Behavioral Sciences and Health Promotion from New York Medical College in Valhalla, NY. For her MPH capstone project, she was a member of a team of NYMC students who developed and administered a survey to evaluate the health education curriculum at Westchester County middle and high schools. Prior to joining the TOSH Program, she worked at Westchester Medical Center and was the Comprehensive Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention (CAPP) Program Intern at Planned Parenthood Hudson Peconic.


TOSH Interprofessional Team

Kellie Bryant, DNP, WHNP-BC
Edwidge Thomas, DNP, ANP-BC
Kenneth Allen, DDS, MBA
Thomas Riles, MD
Jennifer Adams, MD
Ruth Crowe, MD, PhD
Amr Moursi, DDS, PhD
Nancy Dougherty, DMD

Lauren Feldman, DMD
Courtney Chinn, DDS, MPH