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Antonia Brewer specializes in the areas of public health nursing and nursing administration. She has extensive experience working with local, state, and federal public health agencies and community based health and human services organizations for the development, implementation, and evaluation of public health programs. She was the former Director of Public Health Nursing at Dutchess County Department of Health, where she was responsible for directing and supervising a large public health nursing workforce.

Her professional nursing experience includes oversight of clinical and home visiting programs in the areas of maternal child health, children with special health care needs, chronic disease prevention, long term home health care, communicable disease prevention including vaccine administration programs, and disaster preparedness.

In 2012, Antonia Brewer joined the faculty of the School of Nursing as an adjunct clinical instructor. In 2015, she transitioned to a full-time faculty role where she currently teaches courses in community health nursing and nursing leadership. 

Her areas of interest are supporting nursing students to successfully complete undergraduate and graduate nursing education. She focuses on the unique and diverse roles of nurses in community based health care settings with an emphasis on advocacy and support of population based health promotion and disease prevention programs. She is currently in the dissertation phase in a PhD program at the Duquesne University School of Nursing with an expected graduation date of summer 2019. Her dissertation topic addresses the adverse health effects of violence with a specific focus on trauma informed health care services in public health clinic settings.

MA, Nursing Administration, Teachers College Columbia University
BS, Nursing, Mount Saint Mary College
AAS, Nursing, SUNY Dutchess

NUR 4020 Community Health Nursing

Specialization/Areas of Research Interest
Nursing education
Public health nursing
Adverse health effects of violence 
Trauma informed care
Health information technology

Memberships and Affiliations
New York League for Nursing
Professional Nursing Association of Dutchess and Putnam
Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society
Teachers College Alumni Association

Brewer, A. (in progress), An integrative review of the literature: Trauma Informed Care in Public Health Clinic Settings. To be submitted to the Journal of Public Health Nursing (summer 2019)

Chia, L, Brewer, A., Deeds, Q., Exploring the factors associated with implementation of health information technologies in nurse-managed community centers. Presented at the International Honor Society of Nursing Sigma Theta Tau Scholars Night, Duquesne University School of Nursing, Pittsburgh, PA, March 2018 

Chia, L., Garand, L., Brewer, A. (2017). Lessons learned through implementation of electronic health records in nurse-managed community centers. Biomedical Information Insights. (Under Review) Revised: 5/22/2014 

Published Abstract: 
Chia, L., Bennet, E., Brewer, A. (2017). A Transcultural Approach to Understanding of Health Technologies. Proceedings of 43rd International Transcultural Nursing Society Annual Conference

Sagar, P., Owen, N. S., Sagar, D. Y., Brewer, A., & Wanyo, C. (December 3, 2013). Growing Transcultural Nursing at Mount Saint Mary College. Poster Presentation, Lehman College, City University of New York (CUNY), Bronx, NY.

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