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Dr. Madeline Naegle - International Federation on Ageing. New York, NY, US

Dr. Madeline Naegle Dr. Madeline Naegle

Director | WHO Collaborating Center for Geriatric Nursing


Dr. Naegle is internationally known for program development, publications and implementation of policy in addiction and psychiatric nursing




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Dr. Naegle is nationally and internationally known for program development, publications and implementation of policy in addiction and psychiatric nursing, with a focus on older adults. Her activities have included efforts on the integration of behavioral health into health professional education and practice. Her leadership in organized nursing includes development of international consultation and education and establishment of the NYU College of Nursing WHO Collaborating Center in Geriatric Nursing Education. She is a Health and Aging Policy Fellow, Class of 2016-17 and serves as Associate Director, RMCON Center for Drug Use and HIV Research.

Areas of Expertise (6)

Program Development

Implementation of Policy


Psychiatric Nursing

Mental Health

Substance use

Accomplishments (5)

Health and Aging Policy Fellow. Funding agencies: J.A Hartford Foundation; Atlantic Philanthropies (professional)


Doval Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2016. Rory Meyers College of Nursing, New York University (professional)


Anderson J. Spickard, Jr. Excellence in Mentorship Award (professional)

Association of Medical Educators and Researchers in Substance Abuse (2010)

Spirit Award (professional)

National Nurses’ Society on Addictions (INTNSA) (2007)

J.W. Fulbright Senior Fellow (professional)

University of Sao Paulo (2006)

Education (3)

New York University, Division of Nursing: PhD

New York University, Division of Nursing: MA

Nazareth College of Rochester: BSN

Affiliations (8)

  • American Academy of Nursing : Member, Expert Panel on Mental Health and Substance Abuse
  • American Psychiatric Nurses Association Tobacco Dependence Council : Member
  • Association of Medical Educators and Researchers in Substance Abuse : Member
  • Easycare Academy: Member, Scientific Advisory Board
  • Fulbright Association : New York and National Chapters
  • National League for Nursing : Member
  • New York Academy of Science : Member USDHHS, Division of Nursing, Consortium on Alcohol and Other Drugs
  • New York University, Division of Nursing Alumni Association : Member, Faculty Advisor

Languages (1)

  • English

Media Appearances (3)

Letters to the Editor

The New York Times  online


Re “Doctoring, Without the Doctor” (May 26): For patients’ access to care, independent practice for nurses is not the answer. This would provide a two-tiered system of care, as it removes the vital patient benefit of a collaborative agreement between a physician and a nurse practitioner.

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‘Institutionalizing’ Recovery in Mental Health Care

The Huffington Post  online


Does the U.S. need more “asylums” to treat or house persons with severe mental illness? A recent article in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) authored by three ethicists calls for improved psychiatric care by returning to psychiatric “asylums” of the past (“asylums” that are “safe, modern, and humane”). Persons with mental illness are now straining the capacity of our jails and prisons, hospital emergency departments, nursing homes and other long-term care facilities.

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Query for Aging Patients: How Much Do You Drink?

The New York Times  online


Is alcohol a tonic or a toxin? The question is especially critical to older people, whose overall medical picture gives alcohol the potential to be a health benefit or a life-shortening hazard.

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Featured Articles (5)

An Overview of the American Nurses' Association's Action on Impaired Practice with Suggestions for Future Directions

Journal of Addictions Nursing

2009 Society expects high performances levels of health professionals because of their advanced education, clinical expertise, and access to personal information about patient's lives.

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Nursing education in the prevention and treatment of SUD

Substance Abuse

2009 While the abuse of alcohol was noted early on in Nightingale's writing on nursing care during the Crimean war, it was not until the 1950s that nursing textbooks including content about alcoholism and recommended nursing care of the late-stage sequelae of alcohol addiction.

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Shaping the advanced practice psychiatric-mental health nursing role: A futuristic model

Issues in Mental Health Nursing

2009 As advanced practice psychiatric-mental health nursing has transitioned from earlier models of practice, elements of clinical specialist and psychiatric nurse practitioner roles are being blended to produce a new type of practitioner. The challenge of preserving mental health expertise while expanding advanced practice primary and primary mental health care competencies is addressed in several nursing education models. At New York University's Division of Nursing, faculty have designed a program around elements identified as essential to the autonomy demanded of the evolving role, knowledge, and skills basic to broad based health care and mental health care delivery with quality patient care outcomes and the competencies necessary for accountability as care providers in a changing health care delivery system. Essential elements, resources to identify them, and strategies to attain them are discussed. Approaches that promote student, clinician, and faculty development and maximize education affirm the specialty's capacity for innovation and the profession's capacity for new direction and futuristic change.

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Screening for Alcohol Use and Misuse in Older Adults: Using the Short Michigan Alcoholism Screening TestGeriatric Version.

American Journal of Nursing

2008 The Short Michigan Alcoholism Screening Test–Geriatric Version (SMAST-G) is often used in outpatient settings to detect "at-risk" alcohol use, alcohol abuse, or alcoholism in older adults. As the number of older adults in the United States grows, those who develop problems of abuse and a dependence on alcohol will grow as well. The availability of accurate, easy-to-use screening tools to detect people in need of counseling can increase the number of older adults whose lives can be improved and even lengthened. To watch a free online video of a nurse administering the SMAST-G, go to http://links.lww.com/A271.

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The SATOL Project

Journal of Evidence-Based Social Work

2008 This paper describes the development, implementation and assessment of an innovative approach to the dissemination of evidence-based research to clinical supervision through the use of Web-based technology. The Substance Abuse Treatment On-line Library: Focus on Clinical Supervision, known as the SATOL Project, was developed by an interdisciplinary faculty group at New York University. The findings of this study document the positive impact of SATOL in helping supervisors feel more capable of mentoring and supporting their staff, in better assessing and evaluating the quality of services provided by their supervisees, and in applying empirical evidence to their daily clinical supervision practice. Limitations of the project include the short time-frame and small sample size.

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