Dr. Adrienne Wald
Dr. Wald began her clinical career at Beth Israel Hospital, Boston, followed by oncology specialization at Dana Farber Cancer Institute, then at Montefiore Medical Center (NY). She has served in management roles as director of marketing and administrator for Health and Tissue Services at the American Red Cross in New York, and in health care consulting firms. She was a vice president in a medical education company, director of wellness education, and undergraduate nursing program director, clinical assistant professor at a large public university.
As a CJON writing mentor, her review article “Interventions for the Management of Weight and Body Composition in Breast Cancer Patients” was published in CJON (2007). As a freelance writer, she published over 20 articles in Nursing Spectrum. Dr. Wald was an invited keynote speaker at the Fifth Annual Dorothy Hussain Distinguished Lectureship (2011) on “Managing Overweight and Obese Patients.” She is a member of ONS, APHA, and ACSM, is a reviewer for the Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing and the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, and is a writer for ONS Connect.
The focus of her scholarly work is on health promoting behaviors; an article based on her dissertation "Associations between healthy lifestyle behaviors and academic performance in US undergraduates: A secondary analysis of the American College Health Association's National College Health Assessment II” was published in American Journal of Health Promotion (2014) and was presented at the 2014 annual Health Promotion Conference and via webinar. She spoke on "Obesity and Cancer" at the 2015 Oncology Nursing Society annual and regional conferences and presented a poster on this topic at the 2015 APHA annual conference. Health education, promotion of healthy lifestyles (weight management, tobacco control, physical activity), and cancer prevention remain her passion. She has run in a dozen marathons from New York to Los Angeles, including qualifying for six Boston Marathons, and she was coach of the CNR Blue Angels cross country team for five years.