Dr. Annie Rohan is currently Associate Dean for Research and Sponsored Programs at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University in Brooklyn, NY. She earned an advanced practice certificate (Neonatal NP) at Cornell Medical College Continuing Education Program for Nurses, MS degree (Maternal-Child CNS) from Columbia University, and post-MS certificate (Pediatric NP) at Stony Brook University. In 2016, she was inducted as Fellow into the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. While earning her PhD from Columbia University, she was selected to the first national cohort of Jonas Nursing Scholars and recognized for as an Advanced Practice Nurse-of-the-Year by the March of Dimes. Dr. Rohan's academic career - including roles as Program Director and Graduate Department Chair - is informed by her 30+ year clinical career and supports her national work for the Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education, American Nurses Association, and March of Dimes. To achieve the educational goal of a more diverse healthcare workforce, Dr. Rohan has secured over $5.5 million in federal grant funds to support the education of educationally, financially, or environmentally disadvantaged students who seek to become healthcare providers in underserved regions on New York. Dr. Rohan is Associate Editor of MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing, where she oversees its “Toward Evidence-Based Practice” column, as well as Associate Editor for pediatric content of AWOHNN's popular textbook, “Perinatal Nursing” (5th Ed, Simpson & Creehan editors, LWW). She is both honored and inspired to join the Academy as a Fellow to advance the profound work of nursing.