Ann L. Cupp Curley, PhD, RN, is the nurse research specialist at Capital Health in Trenton, New Jersey. In this capacity, she promotes and guides the development of clinical research and facilitates evidence-based practice. She has an extensive background in nursing education at the undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral levels. Her clinical background includes more than 10 years working in community health nursing. Dr. Curley has delivered many papers and presentations on research and evidence-based practice. Her publications include Urban Health Informatics and A Nurse’s Perspective on Cuba. She has served as the principal investigator for several studies, including “The Lived Experience of Nurses Who Move to a New Hospital” and “Ergonomics and the Aging Nursing Workforce.” She received her BSN at Boston College, an MSN in community health/CNS track from the University of Pennsylvania, and a PhD in Urban Planning and Policy Development at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. She has received many honors, including the Nurse.com, Nursing Spectrum, Nursing Excellence Award for Education and Mentorship in 2012 for the Philadelphia and tri-state area.
Patty A. Vitale, MD, MPH, FAAP, is an attending physician in pediatric emergency medicine at Cooper University Hospital in Camden, New Jersey. She holds multiple appointments, including assistant professor of pediatrics and emergency medicine at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University and adjunct assistant professor of epidemiology at Rutgers University School of Public Health. Dr. Vitale teaches and writes medical student curricula in the areas of epidemiology and biostatistics for medical students at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University. For over 8 years, she has taught the course Principles of Epidemiology to graduate and doctoral students in public health, nursing, and biomedical sciences at Rutgers University, formerly the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. Dr. Vitale did her residency and postdoctoral training in pediatrics and community pediatrics at the University of California, San Diego. During her fellowship, she obtained her master’s in public health from San Diego State University. She is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and has served on national and statewide committees for the American Academy of Pediatrics in the areas of epidemiology, government affairs, and young physicians. She also sits on the editorial board for AAP-Grand Rounds, a publication of the American Academy of Pediatrics. She volunteered as team physician for the U.S. National Gymnastics Team (2003–2008). She is a Junior Olympic National Elite and NCAA women’s gymnastics judge and former gymnastics coach and was inducted into the California Interscholastic Hall of Fame for Sports Officials in San Diego, California (2009). Her national and local lectures and publications have focused on family violence, youth violence prevention, pediatric and adolescent health, and homelessness. She has received many honors, including the 2004 AMA Foundation Leadership Award, the 2002 Fellows Award for Excellence in Promoting Children’s Health (Academic Pediatric Association), and the 2002 Pediatric Leaders of the 21st Century (American Academy of Pediatrics), among others.