The OHNEP program is part of the National Interprofessional Initiative on Oral Health (NIIOH) (www.niioh.org). NIIOH is a national effort to increase oral health in education and practice of primary care clinicians, jointly funded by the DentaQuest Foundation, Washington Dental Service Foundation, and the REACH Healthcare Foundation. As the Nursing “arm” of the NIIOH, OHNEP leaders are prominent nationally in nursing and interprofessional circles, addressing the opportunity for the nursing profession to be a “new partner in prevention” along with other oral health champions from Family Medicine, Pediatrics, Physician Assistant and the Dental Profession.
The Oral Health Nursing Education and Practice (OHNEP) initiative led by Project Executive Director, Judith Haber, PhD, APRN-BC, FAAN, the Ursula Springer Leadership Professor in Nursing and Associate Dean of Graduate Programs at NYU College of Nursing, and Project Director, Erin Hartnett, DNP, APRN-BC, CPNP.
Judith Haber, PhD, APRN-BC, FAAN
Dr. Judith Haber is the Co-Executive Director of a national nursing oral health initiative, The Oral Health Nursing Education and Practice (OHNEP) program funded by the DentaQuest, Washington State Dental, and Connecticut Health Foundations. She is also 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 has played a leadership role in promoting an interprofessional oral health agenda at NYUCN and NYUCD. 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 two NYUCN nurse managed centers, both nurse practitioner managed primary care practices, one is an innovative primary care practice located at the College of Dentistry the aim of which is to increase access to seamless oral and systemic primary care for underserved populations. The other is a unique urban school-based health initiative featuring a mobile health van, Feeling Good in Your Neighborhood, that provides primary care services and health literacy programming to recent immigrant and underserved adolescents in Brooklyn, NY.
Erin Hartnett, DNP, APRN-BC, CPNP
Anna Vasilyeva, MPH
Anna Vasilyeva, MPH, is the OHNEP Project Coordinator. Anna received her Master's degree in Public Health from Columbia University and her Bachelor's degree in Biology from New York University. Her primary interests are environmental determinants of health and public health policy. Prior to joining OHNEP, Anna worked in healthcare communications and medical affairs where she helped to develop campaigns and programs that drive disease education and awareness, as well as strategies to inform drug development in a variety of healthcare fields, including neurology, respiratory, oncology and women's health. She also worked at the NYU School of Medicine as a lab manager of a leukemia/lymphoma laboratory.