Dr. Wellins joined the Stony Brook School of Nursing faculty in the Advanced Graduate Nursing Education Program in 2015.
Anna-Marie 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 East End Tick Advisory Council which is involved in tick borne disease education, treatment and prevention to the community and resource to local health care professionals. Anna-Marie is presently a co-investigator in a NIH funded study on Lyme disease with Rutgers University. This aim of this study is to develop an accurate blood test to diagnose early Lyme disease.
Anna-Marie earned her BSN degree from the College of Mount St. Vincent, followed by her graduate degree in Nursing Education from Teacher’s College at Columbia University. She completed her MS degree in Adult Health at Stony Brook University.
Anna-Marie has volunteered for numerous medical missions to Zambia and Honduras. 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, 1976
BSN, College of Mount St. Vincent, 1981
M.Ed, Columbia University, Teachers College, 1985
MS, Adult/Gerontology, Stony Brook University, 2012
DNP, Stony Brook University, 2014
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/co-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 on expanded Elisa testing for Lyme disease. 2014-present
AANP National Conference, Las Vegas, NV; Impact of OSA Education on CPAP Adherence Poster 6/2013
SUNY Stony Brook –Nursing Research Conference: Impact of OSA Education on CPAP Adherence–Research 5/2014
AANP National Conference - Nashville, TN; Impact of OSA Education on CPAP Adherence-Research Findings Poster 6/2016
SUNY Stony Brook-Nursing Research Day -Key Note Address; The Wonderment of Clinical Inquiry in Primary Care 5/2016
NYS Annual Nurse Practitioner Conference: Obstructive Sleep Apnea Podium Presentation 9/2015
Tick Borne Disease Community Education Programs, Long Island, NY, 5/2016-8/2016
NYS Annual Nurse Practitioner Conference: Tick Borne Diseases Podium Presentation 10/2016
Major Accomplishments / Honors:
Academic Excellence Award - Nursing Graduate Program
Adult Nurse Practitioner, SUNY-Stony Brook 5/2012
Graduation Hooding Representative Graduate Nursing SUNY Stony Brook, New York 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