Leadership

Annette Wysocki.

Dean; Professor

Annette Wysocki, PhD, RN, FAAN, FNYAM, is an internationally recognized researcher and administrator. Her research focus is the pathophysiology of delayed healing in chronic wounds. Wysocki is a manuscript reviewer for several peer-reviewed journals and a member of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing Research Leader Network Program Planning Committee. She was previously the director of the National Institute of Nursing Research’s Division of Intramural Research and chief of the Wound Healing Laboratory at the National Institutes of Health. 

Yu-Ping Chang.

Senior Associate Dean; Professor; Patricia H. and Richard E. Garman Endowed Professor; Division Chair - Family, Community & Health Systems Sciences

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 with dementia.

Suzanne Dickerson.

Division Chair - Biobehavioral Health & Clinical Sciences; Professor

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.

Amy Hequembourg.

Assistant Dean for Diversity & Inclusion; Associate Professor

Amy Hequembourg, PhD, has devoted her research to understanding and dismantling health disparities among sexual minorities. To this end, the bulk of her research is focused on understanding why sexual minorities experience higher rates of adverse health outcomes, elevated rates of health risk behaviors associated with those outcomes, and a higher prevalence of other stressful and traumatic life experiences compared to heterosexual individuals.

Rebecca Lorenz.

Assistant Dean, PhD Program; Associate Professor

Rebecca Lorenz, PhD, RN, focuses her research on sleep in adults with a special interest in people with neurologic diseases, such as Alzheimer’s disease and multiple sclerosis (MS), and their caregivers. Currently, she is working on a funded study to develop a custom biomedical informatics training program for research scientists to further our understanding of Alzheimer’s disease and its related dementias. 

Gary Mahon.

Gary E. Mahon

Associate Dean for Administrative Services

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 units.

Pamela Paplham.

Associate Dean for Clinical Programs; Clinical Professor

Pamela Paplham, DNP, AOCNP, FNP-BC, FAANP, is committed to the study of oncology. Her areas of interest include hematopoietic cell transplant and survivorship, cancer survivorship, telehealth and chronic graft versus host disease.

Clinical Division Chair - Family, Community & Health Systems Sciences; Clinical Professor

Loralee Sessanna, PhD, RN, AHN-BC, is a clinical professor for the School of Nursing. She has dedicated her life and nursing career to holistic care. Sessanna believes compassion, empathy, kindness, unconditional love, authenticity and patience and respecting and valuing the beauty of everyone’s unique talents and differences reinforces the need and importance of caring for the “whole who.