Ann Zaia, PhD

Ann M Zaia, PhD, APRN, SM, MSN, MHA, CHS, CHE, COHN-S - Background

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Biography

Ann Zaia holds an RN diploma from the Massachusetts General Hospital School of Nursing, a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from Emmanuel College and her Master of Science in Health Care Administration and Nursing as an Adult Nurse Practitioner with a sub-specialty in Occupational Health from Simmons College, Boston. She is also a graduate of the Master of Science in Occupational Health program at Harvard University School of Public Health. Ann holds a PhD in Health Professions Education from Simmons College. Ann is Board Certified in four specialties holding national certifications as an Adult Nurse Practitioner (NP-C), Certified Homeland Security expert level III by the American Board of Forensic Examiners (CHS III), a Diplomat of the American College of Healthcare Executives (CHE) and an Occupational Health Nurse-Specialist (COHN-S). Prior to moving to Florida in 2014 Ann has held a variety of positions including managing the medical department at the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles during their indoor air quality crisis to Director of the Logan International Airport Health Center. . As a retired Lieutenant for the Middlesex Sheriff’s Office she brings her experience in emergency response, management and Incident Command to her current position as the Clinical Coordinator the University of Florida’s Occupational Medicine Program.

Education

PhD - Health Professions Education
Simmons University
2013

Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies
Simmons University
2006

SM - Environmental and Occupational Health
Harvard University School of Public Health
2005

MSN - Adult Nurse Practitioner with Subspecialty in Occupational Health
Simmons University
2003

Master of Science in Healthcare Administration
Simmons University
1997

B.S. - Nursing
Emmanuel College
1981-1986

Diploma in Nursing
Massachusetts General Hospital School of Nursing
1978-1981

Board Certification

  • Certified Nurse Practicioner - American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
  • Certified Homeland Security expert level III - American Board of Forensic Examiners
  • Occupational Health Nurse-Specialist - American Board for Occupational Health Nurses