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Arlene Smaldone PhD, CPNP-PC, CDE

Departments And Divisions

  • College of Dental Medicine
    Division of Behavioral Science
  • Associate Professor of Nursing (in Dental Behavioral Sciences) (in Dental Medicine) at CUMC
  • Assistant Dean for Scholarship and Research in the School of Nursing
Arlene Smaldone, PhD, CPNP-PC, CDE

Dr. Smaldone is a nurse scientist whose research involves self management of youth and adults with chronic health conditions. She is a pediatric nurse practitioner and certified diabetes educator. She received her PhD in nursing from Columbia University School of Nursing and completed Postdoctoral training in behavioral research at the Joslin Diabetes Center and Harvard Medical School. She is currently the Director of the PhD program in the School of Nursing and leads the Interdisciplinary Education Project for the HRSA funded Faculty Development in General, Pediatric, and Public Health Dentistry program. 

Dr. Smaldone's research centers on self-management of youth and adults with chronic health conditions.  Her current research projects are funded by NIDDK and HRSA. A recently completed project was funded by NINR.

Her current research support is listed below:

Robert Wood Johnson Future of Nursing Scholars Smaldone (PI)  2014-2017 $  75,000

Robert Wood Johnson Future of Nursing Scholars Smaldone (PI)  2015-2018 $150,000

Robert Wood Johnson Future of Nursing Scholars   Smaldone (PI)  2016-2019 $150,000

Jonas Center for Nursing and Veterans Healthcare Smaldone (PI)   2016-2018 $100,000    1 D86HP24475-01-00 Edelstein (PI) 7/1/12-6/30/17 HRSA Salary support: 20%  $2,500,000 Faculty Development in General, Pediatric, and Public Health Dentistry The purpose of this project is to recruit and educate dentists for faculty careers; promote increased care for underserved populations; enhance faculty diversity; and improve cultural competencies and is comprised of four initiatives: local, regional, national, and one Special Project for interdisciplinary educational collaboration. Role: Director of Interprofessional Education Project

1 R01DK090372-01A1 Hripcsak (PI) 9/6/11-8/31/16 NIH/NIDDK Salary support: 7%  $503,352 HIT for Facilitating Problem Solving in Diabetes Management The goal of the proposed research is to develop a health information technology intervention for fostering problem-solving skills of adults with type 2 diabetes. Role: Co-Investigator

T32 NR014205       Stone and Pincus (Multiple-PIs) 2013-2018 NIH/NINR          $745,198 Comparative and Cost Effectiveness Research Training for Nurse Scientists The goal of this training program is to provide research training in comparative and cost effectiveness research for pre-doctoral and postdoctoral trainees. Role: Faculty mentor to predoctoral fellow Krista Schroeder   

T32 NR007969      Bakken (PI)    07/01/12-06/30/17 NIH/NINR          $1,242,376 Reducing Health Disparities Through Informatics The goal of this competing continuation is to provide research training in informatics for pre-doctoral and postdoctoral trainees. Role: Faculty mentor to predoctoral fellow Elizabeth Heitkemper

    Education & Training

  • BS, Nursing, Hunter Bellevue School of Nursing
  • MA, Nursing, New York University
  • PhD, Nursing, Columbia University
  • Fellowship: Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

Contact Info

Teaching Responsibilities

N9910 Translating and Synthesizing Clinical Evidence

Committees/Societies/Memberships

  • 2010: Scientific Sessions Meeting Planning Committee, American Diabetes Association Scientific Sessions for 2011-2012 Scientific Sessions
  • 2008-Present: Committee for Educator Development
  • 2008-Present: Center for Education Research and Evaluation (CERE) Advisory Group
  • 2008-Present: Pediatric Nursing Certification Board Primary Care Self Assessment Examination Committee
  • 2007-Present: Comprehensive Examination Committee, DNSc program
  • 2007-Present: Executive Committee, Glenda Garvey Teaching Academy
  • 2003-Present: American Diabetes Association
  • 2002-Present: Eastern Nursing Research Society, 2007 Treasurer and Board of Directors
  • 2002-Present: Academy Health
  • 1995-Present: National Association Pediatric Nurses and Practitioners
  • 1994-Present: American Association of Diabetes Educators
  • 1970-Present: Sigma Theta Tau, Alpha Phi and Kappa Gamma chapters; Alpha Zeta chapter President

Honors & Awards

  • 2013: Dean's Distinguished Scholarship Award, Columbia University School of Nursing
  • Elected Fellow, New York Academy of Medicine
  • 2007: Elected Fellow, Glenda Garvey Teaching Academy, Columbia University Medical Center
  • 2005: Julia Wright Grady Research Award, Joslin Diabetes Center, Boston, MA
  • 2005: American Association of Diabetes Educators Sigma Theta Tau research award
  • 2003: Dissertation Excellence Award, Columbia University School of Nursing

Research Interests

  • Chronic health conditions in childhood with particular emphasis on children and families with diabetes
  • Use of technology in diabetes care and education
  • Secondary analysis of large data sets to answer research questions

NIH Grants

  • FUTURE OF NURSING SCHOLARS AT THE COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF NURSING, COHORT 4 (2017-2020) (Private)

    Apr 15 2017 - Jul 14 2020

    RWJF FUTURE OF NURSING SCHOLARS PROGRAM (Private)

    Apr 15 2016 - Jul 31 2019

    RWJF FUTURE OF NURSING SCHOLARS PROGRAM (Private)

    Apr 1 2015 - Aug 31 2018

    JONAS NURSE SCHOLAR PROGRAM 2016-2018 (Private)

    Jun 1 2016 - Jul 31 2018

    DYNAMICALLY TAILORING INTERVENTIONS FOR PROBLEM-SOLVING IN DIABETES SELF-MANAGEMENT USING SELF-MONITORING DATA - A RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL (Federal Gov)

    May 1 2017 - Apr 30 2018

    HIT FOR FACILITATING PROBLEM SOLVING IN DIABETES MANAGEMENT (Federal Gov)

    Sep 6 2011 - Aug 31 2017

    RWJF FUTURE OF NURSING SCHOLARS (Private)

    Sep 1 2014 - Jun 30 2017

    FACULTY DEVELOPMENT IN GENERAL, PEDIATRIC & PUBLIC HEALTH DENTISTRY & DENTAL HYGIENE (Federal Gov)

    Jul 1 2012 - Jun 30 2017

    FACULTY DEVELOPMENT IN GENERAL, PEDIATRIC & PUBLIC HEALTH DENTISTRY & DENTAL HYGIENE (Federal Gov)

    Jul 1 2012 - Jun 30 2017

    JONAS NURSE LEADERS AND JONAS VETERANS HEALTHCARE SCHOLAR PROGRAM 2014-2016 (Private)

    Aug 1 2014 - Jul 31 2016

    VNSBNY JONAS SCHOLARS NURSING SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION (DYAN SUMMERS) (Private)

    Aug 1 2014 - Jul 31 2016

    HYDROXYUREA ADHERENCE FOR PERSONAL BEST IN SICKLE CELL TREATMENT: HABIT (Federal Gov)

    May 8 2013 - Apr 30 2016

    TRAINING NURSE SCIENTISTS IN INTERDISCIPLINARY & TRANSLATION AL RESEARCH IN THE UNDERSERVED (TRANSIT) (Federal Gov)

    Jul 1 2009 - Jun 30 2013

    CENTER FOR EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE IN THE UNDERSERVED (CEBP) (Federal Gov)

    Sep 29 2007 - Jun 30 2013

    BIO-BEHAVIORAL CHRONIC DISEASES MANAGEMENT BY FAMILIES OF YO UNG MINORITY CHILDREN (Federal Gov)

    Sep 24 2009 - Jul 31 2012

Publications

  • Smaldone A, Cullen-Drill M. Mental health parity legislation: Understanding the pros and cons, Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services 2010; 48(9):1-9.
  • Smaldone A, Ritholz MD. Perceptions of parenting children with type 1 diabetes diagnosed in early childhood, Journal of Pediatric Health Care; in press.
  • Smaldone A, Honig JC, Byrne MW. Does assessing sleep inadequacy across its continuum inform associations with child and family health? Journal of Pediatric Health Care 2009; 23: 394-404.
  • Churchill JN, Ruppe RL, Smaldone A. Use of continuous insulin infusion pumps in young children with type 1 diabetes: A systematic review, Journal of Pediatric Health Care 2009; 23:173-179.
  • Turnbull T, Cullen-Drill M, Smaldone A. Efficacy of omega-3 fatty acid supplementation on improvement of bipolar symptoms: A systematic review, Archives of Psychiatric Nursing 2008; 22; 305-311.
  • Ritholz MD, Smaldone A, Lee J, Castillo A, Wolpert H, Weinger K. Perceptions of Psychosocial Factors and the Insulin Pump, Diabetes Care 2007; 30: 549-554.
  • Smaldone A, Honig J, Byrne M. Sleepless in America: Inadequate Sleep and Relationships to the Health and Well-Being of Children. Pediatrics 2007; 119 (Suppl 1): S29-37.
  • Smaldone A, Ganda OP, McMurrich S, Hannagan K, Lin S, Caballero AE, Weinger K. Should group education classes be separated by type of diabetes? Diabetes Care 2006; 29: 1656-58.
  • Smaldone A, Honig J, Stone PW, Arons R, Weinger K. Characteristics of California children with single versus multiple DKA hospitalizations (1998-2000). Diabetes Care 2005; 28: 2082-84.
  • Smaldone A, Honig J, Byrne M. Delayed and forgone care for children with special health care needs in New York State. Maternal Child Health Journal 2005; 9 (Suppl 2): S75-86.

For a complete list of publications, please visit PubMed.gov