Chris Leogrande
Director of Media Relations

(315) 223-2519
(315) 792-3245 (Fax)

Media Experts Guide

Health Care/Nursing

Joan C. Murphy, R.N., Ed.D.

  • Nursing education and practice
  • Hospice care
  • Death/dying/bereavement
  • Gerontology
  • Alcohol and drug abuse
  • General health topics
Thomas Crist, Ph.D., M.A.
Associate Professor of Physical Therapy
(315) 792-3390

  • Safe workplace design
  • Safety for homes with elderly residents and individuals with physical disabilities
  • Sports safety
  • Ergonomics and anthropometrics
  • Laboratory safety planning
Elizabeth B. Gleasman, M.S., R.N., FNP-C
Associate Professor of Nursing
(315) 792-3303

  • Health care issues: nursing, nurse practitioner role & practice, and wellness issues
Joan Kay, M.A., CTRS
Associate Professor & Director of Therapeutic Recr & Gerontology
(315) 792-3251

  • Health and fitness-preventive medicine (primarily elderly focus)
  • Disabled, recreation for the
  • Elderly retirement programs
  • Physiological, psychological, and sociological benefits of exercise
  • Hydrobics
  • Health and fitness for the elderly
  • Leisure pursuits during retirement
  • Empire State Games (director of master's division)
  • Age spectrums and diversification in long-term care settings
  • Environmental factors and aging
  • Recreation therapy
Mary K. Maroney, Ph.D., R.N.
Professor & Director of Nursing
(315) 792-3180

  • Nursing education and practice
  • Issues related to child rearing, human development, maternity, parenting, infertility, child bearing, child and family development
  • Correctional nursing, nursing education
  • Health care delivery and reform