Dr. Debra Geiger
Dr. Debra Geiger’s nursing practice includes intensive care, diabetes research and education, and psychiatric mental health. She was a certified diabetes educator and trail coordinator for the Diabetes Control and Completion Trial (DCCT) at Albert Einstein, Yeshiva University. Her interest and experience in physical and mental health led to a doctoral dissertation on how adverse childhood experiences (ACE) influence self-management and control of Type 2 diabetes in later life.
Dr. Geiger began her career at CNR as an adjunct faculty member in the School of Nursing in 2000 and she accepted a full-time, tenure-track position in 2015. She teaches Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing, Psychosocial Nursing, and Healthcare and Politics. In addition, she is the course chair and clinical co-coordinator for Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing. She is currently working on publishing her doctoral dissertation and is interested in continuing research on the influence of childhood trauma on adult health.
Dr. Geiger is a member of the Senate Committee at CNR and an advisory board member and co-chair of the Assessment and Evaluation Committee for Parents and Community Together (PACT) Coalition, a federally funded organization working to help youth make healthy, safe, and substance-free choices.