Judith Haber

Dr. Judith Haber, PhD, APRN, BC, FAAN

Ursula Springer Leadership Professor in Nursing at the NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing


Dr. Judith Haber, PhD, APRN, BC, FAAN is the Ursula Springer Leadership Professor in Nursing at the NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing. She was the author of the award-winning, classic textbook, Comprehensive Psychiatric Nursing, published for 8 editions and translated into 5 languages. Consistent with the current emphasis on integrating behavioral health in primary care, Dr. Haber has been a longtime advocate of the integration of mental health and physical health and published widely on this topic. She is also a recognized expert in evidence-based practice and co-author of an award winning nursing research text, Nursing Research: Methods and Critical Appraisal for Evidence-based Practice, now in its 9th edition and translated into five languages and the new textbook, Evidence-Based Practice for Nursing and Healthcare Quality Improvement.

Dr. Haber is the NYU leader of interprofessional education and practice, with a special focus on oral-systemic health, collaborating with interprofessional partners at NYU College of Dentistry and School of Medicine where co-chairs the NYU Interprofessional Research, Education and Practice (IPREP) Steering Committee. She is the Executive Director of a national nursing oral health initiative, the Oral Health Nursing Education Practice (OHNEP) Program, funded by the DentaQuest and Arcora Foundations, and the Principal Investigator on the HRSA-funded program, Teaching Oral-Systemic Health (TOSH). Dr. Haber is the lead author of the landmark (2015) AJPH publication, Putting the Mouth Back in the Head: HEENT to HEENOT.

Dr. Haber is a member of the Steering Committee of the National Interprofessional Initiative on Oral Health (NIIOH) and was a member of the HRSA Expert Panel that developed the 2014 Interprofessional Oral Health Core Competencies for Primary Care Providers. She is a member of the Technical Expert Panel that developed the 2015 Qualis Health White Paper, Oral Health: An Essential Component of Primary Care. Dr. Haber was a member of: the Pacific Dental Services Oral-Systemic Health Advisory Board and the Patient Centered Primary Care Collaborative (PCPCC) National Steering Committee on Shared Principles. She is a member of the DentaQuest Institute More Cares Program National Advisory Committee and the New York State Nurse Family Partnership Advisory Board and was recently appointed to the HHS Committee to document progress in oral health since the 2000 Surgeon General’s Report on Oral Health. Dr. Haber has consulted, presented and published widely on the integration of oral-systemic health in overall health in the context of interprofessional education and practice.

Dr. Haber is the recipient of numerous awards including: the 1995 and 2005 Psychiatric Nurse of the Year Award from the American Psychiatric Nurses Association, the 1998 ANA Hildegarde Peplau Award, Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing, Fellow in the New York Academy of Medicine, as well as Distinguished Alumnae Awards from Adelphi University and NYU College of Nursing. She is the 2011 recipient of the NYU Distinguished Teaching Award, the 2014 NYU Alumni Meritorious Service Award, the 2015 Sigma theta Tau International Marie Hippensteel Lingeman Award for Excellence in Nursing Practice, and the 2017 Health Equity Hero Award from the DentaQuest Foundation.