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M. Elayne DeSimone, Ph.D., NP-C - Director, Family and Women's Health

Associate Professor, Adult and Family Health - Suny Stony Brook. NY

Dr. DeSimonePhD, is a graduate of one of the first nurse practitioner programs at the State University of New York @ Stony Brook in 1981 and is presently Associate Professor, Adult and Family Health, State University of New York, (SUNY), Stonybrook, New York. Her clinical training was at Long Island Jewish Hospital in New Hyde Park NY and at SUNY, Stony Brook. Upon graduation, she continued her training in endocrinology in her role as research coordinator and nurse practitioner for the Osteoporosis Trials at the Brookhaven National Laboratory and Winthrop University Hospital in New York. She completed doctoral studies in nursing research and theory development at Adelphi University where she researched the effects of chronic back pain in women with osteoporosis.

Currently, Dr. DeSimone is an associate professor in the adult and family nurse practitioner programs at the State University of NY at Stony Brook. In addition, She shares a private practice with Two other NPs on the East End of Long Island that stresses primary health care of women. She serves on the editorial board for Clinician Reviews a journal for nurse practitioners and physician assistants and is a member of the National Nurses Consultant Panel for Better Bone Health. She co-founded the Nurse Practitioner Association of Long Island and is a past president of the New York State Coalition of Nurse Practitioners. Board certified in Adult Health, Dr. DeSimone is a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties, the American Nurses Association and several other interest groups.

Dr. DeSimone has spent the last eighteen years working with women with osteoporosis and has long studied the effects of bone loss on the daily lives of women.

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