Terrye Moore-Harper, DNP, RN, ACNS-BC, CNL

Associate Professor, School of Nursing

Interim Assistant Dean of CEHS and Interim Director of SON

Terrye.MooreHarper@tu.edu

Terrye Moore-Harper obtained a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Tuskegee University and was commissioned in the US Army Nurse Corps for seven years in the areas of Med-Tele, Trauma, and the US Army's Institute of Surgical Research and Burn Unit. While on active duty, Terrye always had strong interest in patient education.  After leaving the Army in 1994, she worked in clinical education while obtaining in Master of Science in Nursing in Adult Health and Diabetes Management from Valparaiso University.  Terrye transitioned from direct clinical care in 1998 where she began her academic nursing career. In 2017, Terrye received her Doctor of Nursing Practice from Duke University with a focus on African Americans with diabetes.  Terrye is also a board-certified Clinical Nurse Specialist in Adult Health with a focus on Diabetes Management.  She is also a life coach with the National  Diabetes Prevention Program.  She joined the Touro University California School of Nursing family in November 2014 and considered herself "finally home." Why teaching?  “It was a calling so natural to me.  I was convinced that I could make the greatest impact on the profession of nursing by teaching – students, patients, and their families”.  Why Touro?  "The mission of Touro aligned with my core beliefs, to serve, to lead, to teach.  Again, the mission of social justice helps me to always “see humanity through the lens of grace.”  The greatest joy for me is to see my students embrace the profession of nursing as a calling, a trust, and a honor."

Terrye is the Co-Researcher of a 3-year/$300,000 grant from the NIH, serving as the content expert on the psychosocial aspects of culturally-sensitive care in this population. If awarded, the aim will compare the clinical outcomes of the traditional diabetes diet to a modified (low-carb) diabetes diet in adults.  Terrye is active in her community and church, where she serves as the Chair of the Medical Ministry, and a volunteer health educator. She has been married for over 30 years to Corwin Harper; she is the proud mother of Morgan (US Army Combat Trauma Nurse veteran) an awesome son-in-love (CPT Justin Dupree, currently serving at Ft. Bragg), and daughter Meghan (K-12 educator), a handsome grandson (Austin) beautiful granddaughter (Harper).  

 

 

 

 

Michele Bunker Alberts

Michele Bunker-Alberts, DNP, APRN-FNP-BC, IBCLC

Chair of FNP Track, School of Nursing

Michele.Bunkeralberts@tu.edu

Michele Bunker-Alberts is a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP), a Board-Certified Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP-BC) with a sub-specialty in women's health and an Internationally Board-Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC).  She currently serves as Chair of the FNP Program and Assistant Professor in the Graduate School of Nursing at Touro University.  She teaches teach Population Health, Health Policy, Advanced Physical Assessment, Advanced Pharmacology, FNP Role II, and a Primary Care Procedures course.  She also serves on the IRB and Faculty Senate, as a faculty advisor and lecturer in other courses.  She is PI in a research project designed to increase cultural humility in graduate nursing students using non-traditional clinical and didactic experiences. She is a founding member of One Love Center for Health, a community-based health promotions group working primarily with un-housed residents in curbside communities in Oakland and takes students internationally to address cervical cancer identification and prevention.  She has provided primary care and cervical cancer prevention in Mexico, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Peru, Jamaica and Guatemala, and looks forward to enhancing student rotations.  At Highland Hospital, she currently works women's and pediatric clinics and the inpatient psychiatric hospital providing women's' health.  She has also developed and helped administer a lactation program, a nutritional access program created for families struggling with pediatric obesity through a partnership with an urban farm and helped to develop a template within the electronic medical record that tracks food insecurity.

She led a team to the designation as a Baby-Friendly Hospital 2008-2012, collaborated with the hospital's re-designation efforts in 2017 and helped develop electronic health record templates with a business model for lactation visits.  She designed and trained medical and nursing staff, managed/provided clinical support for hospital Lactation Consultants (IBCLCs) and Lactation Educators (CLEs). served on the medical center’s Interdisciplinary Practice Committee, the IRB, and helped develop a clinic-based colposcopy program doing a combination of Pap Smear tracking, colposcopy, cryotherapy, and LEEP.  She earned her doctoral degree with a policy dissertation, Bite to Balance - an intervention for pediatric food insecurity and subsequent obesity in vulnerable communities from Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, Ca., and her Master’s in Nursing/FNP thesis on breastfeeding management for low-income women in 2004 at UCSF.

She has served in leadership roles for the CANP and the USLCA and remains committed to increasing access to health care and lactation care in the healthcare system and in non-traditional settings.

 

 Kathleen Hahn

Kathleen Hahn, MSN, RN, CPNP, CNL

Adjunct Faculty, School of Nursing

Kathleen.Hahn@tu.edu

Kathy Hahn is an Assistant Professor in the School of Nursing (SON) teaching community health and the clinical courses through the MSN program. She is a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner with a broad experience in emergency medicine, rural clinics and school based clinics firmly rooted in public health in Solano County. She has been faculty in the School of Nursing since 2015, and Adjunct Faculty in Touro’s College of Medicine (COM) since 2010. 
 
 
Kathy was instrumental in seeing the need for school-based health care in Vallejo, wrote grants to fund it and opened the first school-based health center at Pennycook Elementary School in 2004, as well as the Widenmann Health Center in North Vallejo, which also includes a dental clinic.  
 

Kathy loves collaborating with her fellow SON faculty members to continually improve the coursework and experiences for all SON students. It has been a challenging year to find meaningful clinical placements for our students through the pandemic as hospitals have largely closed their doors to students. It has been amazing to reach out to community organizations; including shelters, public health programs, SheltersInc., and Project RoomKey to have our students assist and develop projects where they are needed the most! This is what Touro is all about, our mission to serve, and it it wonderful that all levels of faculty and staff stand behind us, and the students are flourishing in this new and different environment!

 
She has mentored many NP and COM students through her school based clinics. Additionally, Kathy is married and has two adult daughters and two grandchildren, ages five and seven.
 Margy Pay

Margaret Pay, MSN, RN, PHN

Assistant Professor, School of Nursing

Margaret.Pay@tu.edu

Assistant Professor, Margaret Pay MSN, RN, CNL is a retired USAFR Colonel. She served 30 years both active duty and reserve.  She held several positions during this time, among which were Chief Nurse and Squadron Commander. She completed her career as an Individual Mobilization Augmentee to the Chief Nurse at David Grant Medical Center, Travis AFB. She is also a retired school nurse and retired Solano County public health nurse manager.  Among the other specialties in which she has worked are medical surgical nursing, neonatal intensive care, obstetrics, and pediatrics.  

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Elizabeth Cook, DNP, CNM, WHNP-BC, CNL, RN, CPM

 

Assistant Professor,  School of Nursing
 

 

Elizabeth Cook is a Doctor of Nursing Practice, Certified Nurse Midwife, Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner, Clinical Nurse Leader, and Certified Professional Midwife. She has delivered over 2400 babies. She began her career as a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. She was the first midwife there to receive the Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics (APGO) Excellence in Teaching Award, and the OB-GYN Medical Education Faculty Award.

Dr. Cook then moved to St Louis, MO, where she was Program Director for one of the nation’s largest birth centers. In 6 years the center’s budgeted number of births grew from 84 to 650 per year, with a net revenue of $24.27M and net income of $10.58M. She also launched a Faculty Midwife Service so that midwives could educate medical students and OB-GYN residents. She led the opening of a satellite clinic, and laid the groundwork for a second satellite clinic, as well as a clinic in an underserved community. For all of this work Dr. Cook was a 2019 St Louis Business Journal ‘40 Under 40’ awardee. She moved west and joined Touro University California in 2020.

Dr. Cook is a member of the American College of Nurse Midwives (ACNM) Professional Liability Committee, and National Home and Birth Center Section. She is the ACNM liaison for the Global Covid Perinatal Taskforce. She is a member of the Global Quality Maternal and Newborn Care (QMNC) Research Alliance. She is the only midwife to have been on the Missouri Pregnancy-Associated Mortality Review Board (PARM). She was a member of the ACNM and American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) Working Group to develop a sonographic certification process for midwives. She served on the board of the ACNM Missouri Affiliate, and is now a member of the California Affiliate. She has published, given numerous presentations, and precepted many students. Dr. Cook serves as an expert witness for birth and women’s health legal cases. She has done humanitarian work in Cameroon, Mexico, Myanmar, and Bangladesh, and engages with local organizations to serve her neighbors here at home.

Juan Cabrera

Juan Cabrera, MS

Adjunct Professor, School of Nursing

Juan.Cabrera@tu.edu

Adjunct Professor of Statistics, Juan R. Cabrera Jr. received his Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts in 2010. In 2013, he received his Bachelor of Science with majors in Industrial & Organizational Psychology, and Statistics with a minor in History. He completed his Master of Science in Biostatistics in 2015. That same year Prof. Cabrera became a statistician consultant for NorthBay Healthcare for the Evidence-Based Practice and Research program in nursing. During that same year, he took on a dual role as a Senior Biostatistician for the University of California, San Francisco, in the Department of Neurosurgery, collaborating in clinical trials research for Glioblastoma. Shortly after, in  2017, Prof. Cabrera began teaching Informing Healthcare Improvement through Data in the DNP program at Touro University, California. In this course, Prof. Cabrera emphasizes applied statistical research while incorporating experimental design in the field of nursing. He enjoys collaborating with students on doctoral research design and statistical methodologies. He is in the process of obtaining his PsyD in Human and Organizational Psychology from Touro University Worldwide.

 

 

 

 

 

 



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