Debra Hain



Dr Hain is a PhD-prepared tenured professor and DNP Program Director at Florida Atlantic University’s Christine E Lynn College of Nursing. She has over 25 years of experience in nephrology, initially as an RN performing acute and outpatient dialysis and then as a Nurse Practitioner in the Department of Nephrology and Hypertension, Cleveland Clinic Florida. Dr Hain’s scholarship focuses on improving health of adults with CKD and ESKD. Currently, she has an NKF grant funded feasibility study on nutrition, depression, inflammation, and CKD. Dr Hain is also a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner, and she focuses her research and practice on mental health in adults with CKD and diabetes. Dr Hain has published in peer-reviewed journals and presented her research findings and clinical information at national and international conferences. She is currently a visiting Professor for Thai Nguyen National Hospital in North Vietnam, Thai Nguyen University of Medicine and Pharmacy, and is co-advisor for 4 PhD students at Thammasat University in Thailand. Dr Hain has been the chair of 7 PhD dissertations and 41 DNP capstone projects involving care of individuals with chronic disease such as diabetes, chronic kidney disease, pulmonary disease, and cognitive impairment.

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