UB School of Nursing leadership is committed to providing the
best possible experience for nursing students and faculty.
Marsha Lewis, PhD, RN, FAAN, was named Dean of UB's School of Nursing in February 2012. She has received 19 research grants and seven educational training-program grants from the National Institute of Nursing Research, the National Institute of Aging, the Department of Health and Human Services, the Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center, the Alzheimer’s Association and NIH-Fogarty International Research Collaboration.
Loralee Sessanna, DNS, RN, CNS, AHN-BC, has research interests that include community health nursing, spirituality, holistic nursing and patient care, and end-of-life care
In addition to her role as the Associate Dean for Research &
Scholarship, Yu Ping Chang, PhD, RN, is an associate professor
teaching courses that include Quantitative Research Methods and
Data Management and Analysis with SPSS. Her areas of research
include substance use and prescription medication use in older
adults and caregiving and medication management for individuals
Suzanne Dickerson, DNS,RN, focuses her research on patient/technology interactions. She has studied various patient populations including internal cardiac defibrillator (ICD) recipients, sleep apnea patients undergoing treatment with continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP), and cancer patients using the internet to seek help and support for sleep disturbances. Additionally, she has expertise in mixed methods phenomenology.
Susan Grinslade, PhD, RN, PHCNS, BC, came to UB after a career in the Navy Nurse Corps. Her areas of interest draw from her years of clinical experience with diabetes self-care management (health beliefs, self-efficacy, social support) and public health, particularly health services related to those with HIV. She also has expertise in research instrument development.
Gary E. Mahon has over 20 years of experience providing
leadership and vision in utilizing data and technology to increase
organizational productivity and capacity and served several years
as chief financial officer in a vice president/decanal unit at the
University at Buffalo. Mahon is well-versed in human resource
administration, strategic planning and collaboration across
Mary Ann Meeker, DNS, RN, conducts research in the areas of end
of life decision-making, advance care planning and family
decision-making. She teaches such courses as introduction to
nursing research and Dissertation Guidance.
Margaret P. Moss, PhD, JD, RN, FAAN, is a researcher and expert in health care issues involving Native Americans and elder care. She has served on numerous US Senate and legislative committees regarding policy issues facing our aging population.