Deborah Benes, Ph.D., RN - Nursing | Fitchburg State University
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Faculty Directory » Deborah A. Benes


Office Hours:

Semester: Fall 2020
Appointments scheduled by Department Administrative Assistants

Office Information:

Room Number: Thompson Hall 324A
Phone: 978.665.3325

Courses Taught:


Pediatric Nursing (Didactic and Clinical) (NURS 3900)
Community Health Nursing (Didactic and Clinical) (NURS 4400)

Study abroad

Global Public Health – Costa Rica
Community Health Nursing – Ghana


Ph.D., UMass Lowell
M.S., State University of New York at Stony Brook (Pediatric NP/Clinical Nurse Specialist)
B.S.N., State University of New York at Stony Brook
A.S., Dutchess Community College (Applied Science in Nursing)

Research Interests:

Childhood Obesity
Healthy Behaviors
Physical Activity
Food Insecurity

Current Projects:

Co-Chair Healthy Eating Active Living CHIP for the CHNA9
Regional Food assessment Survey
Town Listening sessions related to food access
Asset mapping of food access points

Professional Affiliations:

MPHA - Massachusetts Public Health Association (2017- present)
ENRS - Eastern Nursing Research Society (2014 – 2017)
NAPNAP - National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (2010 - 2016)
NLN - National League for Nursing (2006 - present)