Judith H. LaRosa, Ph.D.

Title: Distinguished Service Professor
Company: SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University
Location: Brooklyn, New York, United States

Judith H. LaRosa, PhD, RN, Distinguished Service Professor at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in nursing and medical education.

Dr. LaRosa was inspired to pursue medical education as a result of being surrounded by individuals practicing medicine. She proceeded to attend the University of Pittsburgh, earning a Bachelor of Science in nursing in 1963. She remained at the university for one more year, acquiring a subsequent Master’s degree. In the following years, she began her career. However, in 1989, she returned to school at the University of Maryland, where she obtained a PhD in health education.

One of Dr. LaRosa’s first positions in the medical field was as an instructor of psychiatric nursing at the Boston University School of Nursing. She went on to hold a multitude of roles, all of which she carried out successfully. From 1976 until 1978, she worked as a public health advisor at the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. Later, from 1991 until 1994, she held the title of deputy director for the Office of Research on Women’s Health and the Office of the Director for the National Institutes of Health. In 1995, Dr. LaRosa accepted the position of distinguished service professor for the SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University.

In the years since, she has remained in this role, continuing to demonstrate success by always putting forth her best effort. In the future, she is considering retirement. However, she is excited to see what that journey holds. In light of her numerous accomplishments, Dr. LaRosa is featured in the 4th and 5th editions of Who’s Who in American Nursing.

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