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Dr. Wellins
Wellins, Anna-Marie
Clinical Associate Professor
Graduate Studies/Nursing Organization and Leadership
Program Director, Master's in Nursing Education

Email: anna-marie.wellins@stonybrook.edu
Phone: 631-444-3078
Office: 2-213H
Dr. Wellins joined the Stony Brook School of Nursing faculty in the Advanced Graduate Nursing Education Program in 2015.

Dr. Wellins completed her DNP degree in 2014 at Stony Brook University. Her doctoral project investigated the effect of education on adherence to Continuous Positive Airway Pressure in adults with Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Prior to joining the faculty at Stony Brook, Dr. Wellins worked full time for more than three years in primary care as an Adult Nurse Practitioner in Sag Harbor, New York.

In 2014, she became increasingly involved in tick borne diseases in her clinical practice due to its high prevalence on the East End of Long Island. She is currently a member of the Medical Advisory Panel of the Stonybrook Southampton Regional Tick-Borne Disease Resource Center. She is involved in tick borne disease education, treatment and prevention to the community and resource to local health care professionals. Dr. Wellins conducts community and professional educational programs on Tick-Borne Diseases.

Dr. Wellins has volunteered for numerous medical missions to Zambia, Honduras, and Dominican Republic. Anna-Marie has had an extensive work experience in various roles in education, critical care and leadership.

Anna-Marie Wellins, DNP, M.Ed, ANP-C

Nursing Diploma, St. Vincent’s Hospital
BSN, College of Mount St. Vincent
M.Ed., Columbia University, Teachers College         
MS, Adult/Gerontology, Stony Brook University                                                                           
DNP, Stony Brook University

Clinical Specialties:  
Adult-Gerontology Primary Care

Primary Teaching Areas:   
Adult-Gerontology, Family Practice

Research and Academic Interests: 
Lyme Disease Research

Impact of OSA Education on CPAP Adherence in Adults: Pilot Study 5/2014
Lyme Disease- Participating as Researcher/Principal Investigator in a multi-year Rutgers University funded study to develop enhanced sensitive Lyme disease blood test.  Responsibilities include consenting patients, collection of blood samples and skin biopsies. Blood samples shared with SUNY Stony Brook for research.  Credentialed as Medical Staff at Rockefeller University.

Publications (selected)
Wellins, A. (2021) Securing personal protective equipment in primary care during the Covid-19 Pandemic: A case study. sigma.nursingrepository.org 

Wellins, A. (2022) Tick Associated Syndrome: The Alpha-Gal Meat Allergy, Identification, Treatment and Prevention. J Nurs Occup Health, 1(3): 66-73

Wellins, A. (2022). Chapter “Lyme Disease,” Tick-Borne Disease Reference Handbook for Long Island and the Northeast Published by the Regional Tick-Borne Diseases Resource Center, Stonybrook Southampton. 

Wellins, A. (2020). Tick Associated Syndrome: The Alpha-Gal Meat Allergy, Identification, Treatment and Prevention. J Nurs Occup Health, 2(1): 88-95. 

Vilcarromero, S., Nunez, A., Mahmood, S., Russo, J, Wellins, A., Xu, Y., Yang, X., Arcan, C., Luft, B. (2019) High seroprevalence and seroconversion rate of Borrelia burgdorferi infection among Hispanic/Latina immigrant workers in Eastern Suffolk County, Ney York: A longitudinal-based study. Open Forum Infectious Disease 2019:6 (Suppl 2).doi: 10.1093/ofid/ofz360.1509 

Vilcarromero, S., Nunez, A., Mahmood, S., Russo, J, Wellins, A., Xu, Y., Yang, X., Arcan, C., Luft, B. (2019) Human co-infection with Borrelia burgdorferi and Babesia microti among high-risk Hispanic/Latino workers on Eastern Long Island, New York: A Preliminary cross-sectional analysis in 2016. Open Forum Infectious Disease 2019:6 (Suppl 2): S596. doi: 10.1093/ofid/ofz360.1497

Wellins, A, Hood, P, Shurpin, K, Shangold, “Impact of an Obstructive Sleep Apnea education program on Continuous Positive Airway (CPAP) adherence program: A pilot study” Adv. Nursing Patient Care Int J 2018 1(2):180009. Volume 1; Issue 2 

Khoo, T., Spallone, A., Lier, A., Abul, Y., Wellins, A., Weinbaum, F., Luft, B., Marcos, L. (2017) Lyme disease in Hispanics in Long Island, New York: A New Health Disparity the U.S. Open Forum Infectious Diseases, Fall 4(Suppl 1): S308. doi: 10.1093/ofid/ofx163.715

Wellins, A. (2017) Tick-borne diseases: Identification, management, and prevention. International Journal of Nursing & Clinical Practices. Volume 4.2017.248. doi:10.15344/2394-4978/2017/248

Accomplishments / Honors   
Academic Excellence Award - Nursing Graduate Program
Adult Nurse Practitioner, SUNY-Stony Brook 5/2012                                      
Edmond J. Safra Visiting Nurse Faculty Program at the Marlene and Paolo Fresco Institute for Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders at NYU Langone Medical Center, New York. 11/2016