Shane D Gallagher


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Shane D Gallagher


Clinical Assistant Professor

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Shane D Gallagher's additional information

Shane Gallagher, DNP, PMHNP-BC is a clinical assistant professor at NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing. His research interests include evidence-based interventions for substance use disorders, trauma-informed treatment modalities, educating providers on motivational interviewing, and optimizing healthcare systems with implementation science principles.

Gallagher is a co-investigator on a National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) grant-funded, multi-site, randomized implementation trial examining strategies for engagement with medication for opioid use disorder after hospital discharge. He provides technical assistance and practice facilitation to interdisciplinary, hospital-based, substance-use treatment teams across New York state.

Before joining NYU Meyers, Gallagher had over a decade of patient care experience in two academic medical centers. He started as a care coordinator at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, contributing to interdisciplinary chemotherapy operations teams. He then became a registered nurse on the gastrointestinal oncology service, working both as an inpatient, medical-surgical nurse, and an outpatient chemotherapy infusion nurse. He was a psychiatric nurse practitioner at Bellevue Hospital, working on the inpatient psychiatry units and consultation-liaison service. During that time, he developed a formalized clinical training program for psychiatric nurse practitioner graduate students. He was a research clinician at the NYU Grossman School of Medicine, working on a national study examining the treatment of opioid use disorder.

Among his many honors, Gallagher received the 2021 award for the overall distinguished DNP graduate at New York University. He was inducted into the Sigma Theta Tau Honors Society in Nursing at Columbia University in 2015. He received the 2009 David Weinberg Memorial award for community service and was inducted to Phi Beta Kappa at Binghamton University.

Gallagher earned his DNP from NYU Meyers, BSN/MSN from Columbia University, and BA from Binghamton University.

DNP - New York University
MSN - Columbia University
BSN - Columbia University
BA - Binghamton University

American Nurses Association
American Association of Nurse Practitioners
American Psychiatric Nurses Association

Faculty Honors Awards

Overall Distinguished DNP graduate, New York University (2021)
David Weinberg Memorial Award in Community Service, Binghamton University (2009)
University Award for Undergraduate Student Excellence, Binghamton University (2008)


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