Emerson E. Ea, DNP, PhD, APRN, CNE, is clinical associate professor and director of the undergraduate program at New York University Rory Meyers College of Nursing. He obtained his Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from Case Western Reserve University and PhD from Duquesne University School of Nursing. He completed his Master of Science in Nursing from Long Island University and his Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of St. La Salle, Philippines. His scholarship interests include immigrant health, especially cardiovascular health among Filipino Americans, and global health and nursing education. He is an active member of the Philippine Nurses Association, the Asian American and Pacific Island Nurses Association, and the Sigma Theta Tau and Phi Kappa Phi honor societies. He was senior manager for evidence-based practice and nursing research at Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, New York, from 2011-2013; a Jonas Policy Scholar for the American Academy of Nursing Cultural Competence and Health Equity Expert Panel from 2014-2016; and he is currently a Fellow of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing Leadership in Academic Nursing Program (LANP). He is board certified in nursing education by the National League for Nursing.
Dr. Ea has authored/co-authored articles on topics that relate to work- and personal-related outcomes among internationally educated nurses, Filipino immigrant health, gerontologic nursing, and nursing education and practice. He received the Nursing Research Award from the Philippine Nurses Association of New York in 2012; the New York University Rory Meyers College of Nursing Distinguished Faculty Award in 2011, the Most Outstanding Nursing Alumnus Award (Nursing Research Category) from the University of St. La Salle, Philippines; and the 2015 Asian American Pacific Islander Nurses Association Scholarship Award. He is currently board secretary for Kalusugan Coalition, an organization dedicated to creating a unified voice to improve the health of the Filipino American community in the New York/New Jersey area through network and resource development, educational activities, research, community action, and advocacy. He was recognized in 2016 by the president of the Borough of Queens, New York, for his contribution to the Filipino American community.