Judith Haber

Ursula Springer Leadership Professor in Nursing

1 212 998 9020

433 First Avenue
Room 520
New York, NY 10010
United States

Professional overview

Dr. Haber is the Associate Dean for Graduate Programs and Ursula Springer Leadership Professor in Nursing. For the past 13 years she has been the Associate Dean for Graduate Programs in the NYU College of Nursing where she has been the academic leader for 15 master’s programs, including eight nurse practitioner programs, and the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Program. She is also the leader of two NYU College of nursing managed centers, both nurse practitioner managed primary care practices. Dr. Haber is internationally recognized as a clinician and educator in psychiatric-mental health nursing as well as for her award winning classic textbook Comprehensive Psychiatric Nursing. Dr. Haber is also an internationally recognized expert in evidence-based practice; she is editor of the award winning text, Nursing Research: Methods and Critical Appraisal for Evidence-based Practice, now in its 7th edition and translated into five languages. She is the author of over 80 peer reviewed articles and book chapters on psychiatric nursing, advanced practice nursing, and evidence-based practice, is a frequent presenter at professional conferences, and the recipient of numerous federal and foundation program grants.

PhD(1984) - New York University
MA(1967) - New York University
BSN(1965) - Adelphi University
Honors and awards
Distinguished Teaching Award, New York University (2011)
Excellence in Cancer Nursing Research Award, Oncology Nursing Society (2009)
Distinguished Alumni Award, NYU College of Nursing (2008)
Psychiatric Nurse of the Year Award, American Psychiatric Nurses Association (2005)
Excellence in Research Award, American Psychiatric Nurses Association (2005)
Mental health
Professional membership
American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
American Nurses Association
Connecticut Nurses Association
Connecticut Society of Nurse Psychotherapists
Council of Connecticut Mental Health Providers
New York State Nurses Association
American Psychiatric Nurses Association
Sigma Theta Tau-Alpha Omega and Upsilon Chapters
National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculty

Breast cancer: education, counseling, and adjustment among patients and partners: a randomized clinical trial.

Budin, W. C., Hoskins, C. N., Haber, J., Sherman, D. W., Maislin, G., Cater, J. R., … Shukla, S. Nursing research, 57, 199-213, 10.1097/01.NNR.0000319496.67369.37

Although various forms of psychoeducation and counseling interventions have been examined among patients with a variety of diagnoses, the unique contribution of phase-specific psychoeducation and telephone counseling (TC) to the ongoing process of adjustment has not been explored among patients with breast cancer and their partners.

Differences in physical, emotional, and social adjustment of intimate, family, and nonfamily patient-partner dyads based on a breast cancer intervention study.

Sherman, D. W., Haber, J., Hoskins, C. N., Budin, W. C., Maislin, G., Cater, J., … Rosedale, M. (2009). Oncology nursing forum, 36, E185-97, 10.1188/09.ONF.E185-E197

To assess the degree to which postsurgical adjustment in patients with breast cancer and their partners depends on the nature of the patient-partner dyad relationship.

Evidence-based practice challenge: teaching critical appraisal of systematic reviews and clinical practice guidelines to graduate students.

Krainovich-Miller, B., Haber, J., Yost, J., & Jacobs, S. K. (2009). The Journal of nursing education, 48, 186-95,

The TREAD Evidence-Based Practice Model is a framework for faculty to use in graduate research courses so students can become excellent consumers of the best available evidence to use in their clinical decision making in the practice setting. This model is based on competency in information literacy as the basis for developing evidence-based search strategies to find, appraise, and synthesize Level I evidence, including systematic reviews, meta-analyses, and evidence-based practice guidelines. This model emphasizes the use of standardized critical appraisal tools, such as the Critical Appraisal Skills Programme (CASP) or Appraisal of Guidelines for Research and Evaluation (AGREE), to facilitate user-friendly rapid appraisal of Level I evidence. Faculty are challenged to embrace this paradigm shift, to unlearn how they learned, and to teach their graduate research course focusing on the importance of Level I evidence to enable their graduates to make informed advanced practice decisions and improve patient outcomes.

Nursing research: Methods and critical appraisal for evidence-based practice

LoBiondo-Wood, G. & Haber, J. (2010).

The effect of providing information about lymphedema on the cognitive and symptom outcomes of breast cancer survivors.

Fu, M. R., Chen, C. M., Haber, J., Guth, A. A., & Axelrod, D. (2010). Annals of surgical oncology, 17, 1847-53, 10.1245/s10434-010-0941-3

Despite recent advances in breast cancer treatment, breast cancer related lymphedema (BCRL) continues to be a significant problem for many survivors. Some BCRL risk factors may be largely unavoidable, such as mastectomy, axillary lymph node dissection (ALND), or radiation therapy. Potentially avoidable risk factors unrelated to breast cancer treatment include minor upper extremity infections, injury or trauma to the arm, overuse of the limb, and air travel. This study investigates how providing information about BCRL affects the cognitive and symptomatic outcome of breast cancer survivors.

The inextricable nature of mental and physical health: implications for integrative care.

Weiss, S. J., Haber, J., Horowitz, J. A., Stuart, G. W., & Wolfe, B. (2009). Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association, 15, 371-82, 10.1177/1078390309352513

There is growing evidence that physical health problems are caused and exacerbated by psychological factors. Research indicates that psychological distress leads to physical disease through impairment of the neuroendocrine system and its interface with the body's immune response. However, the current health care delivery system splinters care into "psychiatric" and "physical" health silos. New approaches are needed to assure adequate professional knowledge of behavioral health at basic licensure, to increase the use of advanced practice psychiatric-mental health nurses in primary care settings, to identify and teach behavioral competencies for primary care providers, and to fund the design and evaluation of integrative models of care.

The oral-systemic connection in primary care.

Haber, J., Strasser, S., Lloyd, M., Dorsen, C., Knapp, R., Auerhahn, C., … Fulmer, T. (2009). The Nurse practitioner, 34, 43-8, 10.1097/01.NPR.0000346593.51066.b2

The research process: Integrating evidence-based practice

LoBiondo-Wood, G., Haber, J., & Krainovich-Miller, B. (2006). Nursing research: Methods and critical appraisal for evidence-based practice, 27-45,