My seminal and continuing contributions foster access to comprehensive, culturally-competent healthcare for women, infants and children. Through extensive work with MCN: The American Journal of Maternal-Child Nursing, the National Association of Neonatal Nurses (NANN), and the Jonas Center for Nursing Excellence, I am recognized as a transformational leader who 1) develops, synthesizes, selects, and disseminates resources to a national audience of maternal, infant and child healthcare providers to promote evidence-based practice; and 2) plays a pivotal role in improving healthcare access through national initiatives to promote networking and leadership success of our advanced practice and doctorally prepared nursing workforce. The impact of my contributions is advanced through federal grantsmanship (as PI/PD) with the Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) and other funding agencies, which has resulted in over 2.3 million dollars in scholarship and program funding to support student scholarships and sustain novel programs to develop a diverse primary care nursing workforce. My funding primarily supports disadvantaged nurses who would otherwise not have had advanced practice education opportunity, and who enthusiastically deliver primary care to medically underserved maternal-child populations upon graduation. Collectively, my contributions directly impact maternal-child health equity by improving representation of providers who are well-informed and conversant in challenges facing these vulnerable populations. These contributions, combined with my diligent efforts to advance innovation and technology capacity in healthcare providers, are helping to meet Healthy People 2020 goals of improving the health and well-being of women, infants, children, and families, and improving their access to comprehensive, quality healthcare services.
Annie J. Rohan, PhD RN NNP-BC CPNP-PC FAANP
BS, Nursing, SUNY Binghamton, 1983
Certificate (Neonatal Nurse Practitioner), Cornell University Medical College, 1989
MS, Nursing (Clinical Nurse Specialist), Columbia University, 1991
Post-Master’s Certificate (Pediatric Nurse Practitioner), SUNY Stony Brook, 1993
PhD, Nursing, Columbia University, 2013
Pediatric Primary Care
Neonatal Acute Care
Primary Teaching Areas
Doctoral Research Seminar
Doctoral Research Synthesis
Theories of Applied Science
Theories of Translational Science
Biomedical Innovation (in collaboration with School of Engineering)
Application of Clinical Nursing Research
Independent Research/Directed Studies
Research and Academic Interests
Disadvantaged, Marginalized and Underserved Populations
Health Care Innovation & Clinical Technology
Mentorship and Navigation
Research (select, last 5 years)
Principal Investigator (Co-I: Costello). Evaluation of a Continuous Visible Light Disinfection System’s Ability to Reduce Bioburden in an Active Patient Area. Center for Biotechnology Applied Research and Development (ARAD) Award. 2016-2017.
Principal Investigator (Co-I: Bielski). A Novel Chemiluminescent Medical Bandage. Center for Biotechnology BEIR Technology Development Program Award. 2015-2016.
Principal Investigator (Co-PI: Thanassi). A Novel Medical Catheter with Light Emitting Diodes. SUNY Targeting Research Opportunity (TRO) Fusion Award. 2015-2017.
Principal Investigator. A Novel Medical Catheter with Light Emitting Diodes. SUNY Technology Accelerator Fund (TAF) Award. 2015-2016.
Principal Investigator (Co-I: Bielski, Thanassi). A Novel Medical Catheter with Light Emitting Diodes. Center for Biotechnology Applied Research and Development (ARAD) Award. 2015-2016.
Principal Investigator. Recorded Pain Scores in Hospitalized Premature Infants in Relation to their Daily Experience of Painful Interventions. Nurse Practitioner Healthcare Foundation/Alpharma Pain Management Award. 2011-2012.
Other Programming (select, last 5 years)
Project Director. Leveraging Disadvantage for Health: The Promise of Advanced Practice Nursing Students. Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) 16 069. 2016-2020.
Project Director (Co-I: Escallier). Building a Culturally Competent Healthcare Workforce through Mentorship of Diverse Students. Presidential Mini-Grant for Departmental Diversity Initiatives 2016-2017.
Project Director. Jonas Nurse Leaders Scholar Program. Jonas Center for Nursing and Veterans Healthcare. 2016-2018.
Project Director (Co-I: Pati, Cordero-Ricardo). “The First Available Dental Appointment is Next Year…” Presidential Mini-Grant for Departmental Diversity Initiatives 2015-2016.
Project Director. Jonas Nurse Leaders Scholar Program. Jonas Center for Nursing and Veterans Healthcare. 2014-2016.
Publications (select, last 5 years):
Rohan AJ, Escallier LA, Fullerton J, Pati, S. (2016). A novel online digital badge-awarding program in patient navigation for reducing disparities in healthcare. Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions, (in press).
Rohan AJ, Cordero-Ricardo M, Fullerton J, Pati S. (2016). Cellular phone supported experiential learning activity designed to increase interprofessional provider capacity to assist parents in establishing a pediatric dental home. Journal of Interprofessional Education & Practice, (in press).
Rohan, AJ (2016). Challenges in sustaining Neonatal Nurse Practitioner presence in the NICU. Neonatology Today, (in press).
Rohan, AJ, Escallier, LA (2016). Patient navigation competencies: An opportunity for Nurse Educators? Annals of Nursing and Practice, 3(4) 1057.
Merandy, K, Rohan AJ (2016). Improving Self-Efficacy and Self-Care in Adult Patients Following Cystectomy. Nursing Research, 65(2): E32 (Abstract).
Rohan, AJ (2015). Pain-associated stressor exposure and neuroendocrine values for premature infants in neonatal intensive care. Developmental Psychobiology, 58(1) doi: 10.1002/dev.21346
Rohan, AJ (2015). Efficacy of current practices for pain assessment in premature ventilated infants in the NICU exposed to a high number of pain-associated procedures. MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing, 40(6), 367-72. doi: 10.1097/NMC.0184
Rohan, AJ (2015, Abstract). Cumulative pain associated stressor exposure and adrenocortical hormone levels at 37 post-menstrual weeks for premature infants in neonatal intensive care. Advances in Neonatal Care, 15(3): E13 (Abstract).
Rohan, AJ (2015). Make time for writing. MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing, 40(2), 73. doi: 10.1097/NMC
*Rivera, RF, Roberson, SP, Whelan, M, Rohan, AJ (2015). Concussion assessment and management in pediatrics. MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing, 40(2), 76-86. doi: 10.1097/NMC (*awarded Practice Paper of the Year for 2015, MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing)
Clark, L, Rohan, AJ (2015). Identifying and assessing the substance-exposed infant. MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing, 40(2), 87-95. doi: 10.1097/NMC
Genettasio, A, Baranek, D, Perri, E, Rohan, AJ (2015). Oral feeding readiness and advancement in premature infants. MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing, 40(2), 97-104. doi: 10.1097/NMC
Rohan, AJ (2014). The utility of pain scores obtained during “regular reassessment process” in premature infants in the NICU. Journal of Perinatology, 34(7), 532-537. doi: 10.1038/jp.2014.57.
Golombek, SG, Rohan, AJ, Parvez, B (2013). Letter regarding 'Utilizing a line maintenance team to reduce central-line-associated bloodstream infections in a neonatal intensive care unit.” Journal of Perinatology, 33(5), 410. doi: 10.1038/jp.2012.128
Rohan, AJ, Monk, K, Reame, N (2011). Legal and ethical challenges in research with pregnant adolescents. Archives of Women’s Mental Health, 14 (Suppl 1): S46 (Abstract).
Rohan, AJ, Monk, C, Marder, K, Reame, N (2011). Prenatal toxicology screening for substance abuse in research: codes and consequences. Substance Abuse, 32(3), 159-164. doi: 10.1080/08897077.2011.560526
Presentations (select, last 5 years)
Rohan, AJ, Fullerton, J, Pati, S & Cordero, M (2017). Cellular Phone Supported Experiential Learning Activity to Improve Interprofessional Provider Capacity for Assisting Parents in Establishing a Pediatric Dental Home. Poster presentation at American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) 2017 National Conference (Philadelphia, PA).
Rohan, AJ, Lamanna, L, Yin, W (2017) A Novel Advanced Practice Nursing-Biomedical Engineering Interprofessional Education Initiative for Promoting Practical Innovation in Healthcare. Poster presentation at Nurse Practitioner Association of Long Island (NPALI) Annual Conference (Woodbury, NY).
Rohan, AJ & Albanese, J (2017). A Novel Mentorship Intervention to Enrich the Writing Curriculum for Diverse Students in a Hybrid DNP Program. Poster presentation at American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) 2017 Doctoral Education Conference (San Diego, CA).
Rohan, AJ (2015). Pain associated stressor exposure and cortisol values at 37-post-conceptual week for infants in neonatal intensive care. Podium presentation at 10th Annual National Association of Neonatal Nurses (NANN) Research Summit (Scottsdale, AZ).
Rohan, AJ (2015). Pain associated stressor exposure and cortisol values at 37-post-conceptual week for infants in neonatal intensive care. Poster presentation at Stony Brook University Converging Science Summit (Stony Brook, NY).
Rohan, AJ (2014). Biliary tree malformations in a newborn infant. Invited speaker at Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Grand Rounds Teleconference, Cohen Children’s Medical Center (New Hyde Park, NY).
Rohan, AJ, Salice, AL, Genettasio A (2014). Intracranial mass in a full term infant. Invited speaker at Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Grand Rounds Teleconference, Cohen Children’s Medical Center (New Hyde Park, NY).
Rohan, AJ, Byrne, MW (2012). Pain management of ventilated premature infants through regular reassessment policy in the neonatal intensive care unit – Reconsidering practice. Platform presentation at the Second Annual Doctoral Forum Research Lecture at Molloy College (Rockville Center, NY)
Rohan, AJ, Byrne, MW (2011). Pain management of ventilated premature infants through regular reassessment policy in the neonatal intensive care unit – Reconsidering practice. Poster presentation at Eastern Nursing Research Society (ENRS) 23rd Annual Scientific Sessions (Philadelphia, PA).
Rohan, AJ, Monk, K, Reame, N (2010). Legal and ethical challenges in research with pregnant adolescents. Oral presentation at Marcé International Society Biennial General Scientific Meeting (Pittsburgh, PA, USA).
Accomplishments & Honors:
On-Site Evaluator, Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
Board of Directors: Director-at-Large (Elected, 2016), National Association of Neonatal Nurses (NANN), with oversight responsibility for:
NANN CentralTM (ISSN: 1544-3382) Membership Official Newsletter
NANN E-News Membership Bulletin
NANN Position Statement Task Force
Board of Directors: Secretary (Appointed 2016), Jonas Alumni Advisory Council, Jonas Center for Nursing and Veterans Healthcare, with oversight responsibility for:
Alumni Newsletter Workgroup, Official Scholar Newsletter
Fellow, American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.
Editorial Board, MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing (Editor: Dr. Kathleen Simpson)
Column Coordinator (Toward Evidence-Based Practice), MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing
Editorial Board, Advances in Neonatal Care (Co-Editors: Drs. Debra H. Brandon & Jacqueline M. McGrath).
Column Coordinator (NANN Pages), Advances in Neonatal Care.
Awards Selection Committee (2014-2016), National Association of Neonatal Nurses (NANN).
Fellow, New York Academy of Medicine (NYAM).
Nursing Leadership Group (founding member), New York Academy of Medicine (NYAM).
Advanced Practice Nurse of the Year Award, March of Dimes, Long Island Division (2015).
Distinguished Alumni Award for Nursing Practice, Columbia University School of Nursing (2015).
Board of Directors: Secretary (Elected, 2016), Columbia University Presbyterian
Hospital School of Nursing Alumni Organization (CUPHSONAA).
Grants Management Task Force (Appointed, 2016), President’s Task Force for Facilitating Research Success.
Member (Elected, 2016), Senate Research Committee.
At-Large Senator for Health Sciences Center (Elected, 2014), University Senate.
Co-Chairperson, School of Nursing Research and Scholarship Committee.
Corresponding Secretary, Sigma Theta Tau International, Kappa Gamma Chapter.