Deborah Hunt, PhD, RN
Dr. Betty L. Forest Dean
College of Nursing and Public Health
Dr. Deborah Hunt is the Dr. Betty L. Forest dean for the College of Nursing and Public Health. She is an experienced leader, educator, researcher and author of academic and children’s books. She has over 15 years of experience in academia with previous experience in critical care, nursing administration and staff development. She is professor emerita of the College of New Rochelle and a fellow in the New York Academy of Medicine. She has numerous publications and has published four nursing books, with the latest one focused on patient safety. Her research interests are in nurse turnover, job satisfaction, leadership, patient outcomes, retention and transition of the new nurse. She is the co-chair of the Health and Human Services Committee of Community Board #10. She serves on several advisory boards and is an ambassador and merit reviewer for PCORI (Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute).