Judith Haber, Ph.D., A.P.R.N., F.A.A.N. (Secretary)

Dr. Judith Haber, Ph.D., A.P.R.N., F.A.A.N. is Professor Emerita and Executive Director of the Oral Health Nursing Education and Practice Program (OHNEP). Dr. Haber has been an internationally recognized leader in psychiatric nursing for the past 40 years. She was the author of the award winning, classic textbook, Comprehensive Psychiatric Nursing, published for 8 editions and translated into 5 languages. Consistent with the current emphasis on integrating behavioral health in primary care, Dr. Haber has been a longtime advocate of the integration of mental health and physical health and published widely on this topic. She is also a recognized expert in evidence-based practice and co-author of an award winning nursing research text, Nursing Research: Methods and Critical Appraisal for Evidence-based Practice, now in its 9th edition and translated into five languages. Her latest award winning book, Evidence-Based Practice for Nursing and Quality Healthcare Improvement, was published in 2019.

Dr. Haber is the recipient of numerous awards including: the 1995 and 2005 Psychiatric Nurse of the Year Award from the American Psychiatric Nurses Association, the 1998 ANA Hildegarde Peplau Award, as well as Distinguished Alumnae Awards from Adelphi University and NYU College of Nursing. She is the 2011 recipient of the NYU Distinguished Teaching Award, the 2014 NYU Alumni Meritorious Service Award, and the 2015 Sigma Theta Tau International Marie Hippensteel Lingeman Award for Excellence in Nursing Practice.

Dr. Haber is the NYU Meyers leader of interprofessional education and practice, with a special focus on oral-systemic health, collaborating with interprofessional partners at NYU College of Dentistry and School of Medicine and co-chairs the NYU Interprofessional Research, Education and Practice (IPREP) Steering Committee. She is the Executive Director of a national nursing oral health initiative, the Oral Health Nursing Education Practice (OHNEP) Program, funded by the DentaQuest and Arcora foundations and the Principal Investigator on the HRSA-funded program, Teaching Oral-Systemic Health (TOSH). Dr. Haber is the lead author of the landmark (2015) AJPH publication, Putting the Mouth Back in the Head: HEENT to HEENOT. In 2017, Dr. Haber received the DentaQuest Health Equity Hero Award, in 2018, she was selected to be a Santa Fe Group Senior Scholar, and in 2019, the OHNEP Program received an Edge Runner Award from the American Academy of Nursing. She is a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing and New York Academy of Medicine.

Dr. Haber 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 that developed the 2014 Interprofessional Oral Health Core Competencies for Primary Care Providers. She is a member of the Technical Expert Panel that developed the 2015 Qualis Health White Paper, Oral Health: An Essential Component of Primary Care. Dr. Haber is a member of: the Pacific Dental Services Oral-Systemic Health Advisory Board, the DentaQuest Institute More Cares Program National Advisory Committee, the Primary Care Collaborative (PCC) National Steering Committee on Shared Principles, and the New York State Nurse Family Partnership Advisory Board. Dr. Haber has consulted, presented and published widely on interprofessional education and practice as well as oral-systemic health issues and was recently selected to be a contributor to the forthcoming 2020 Surgeon General’s Report on Oral Health.