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About Sheldon D. Fields

Sheldon D. Fields, Ph.D., RN, FNP-BC, AACRN, FAANP, FNAP, FAAN
Currently Dr. Fields is Dean and Professor of the School of Health Professions at New York Institute of Technology in Old Westbury, New York. Previously he served as the Assistant Dean of Clinical Affairs and Health Policy in the College of Nursing and Health Sciences at FIU. In this role he focused on cultivating faculty practice, clinical program innovation and integration, as well as legislative health policy initiatives. Dr. Fields received his Ph.D., in Nursing Science from the University of Pennsylvania, his M.S., in Family Nursing (with a certificate as a Family Nurse Practitioner) and B.S., in Nursing from Binghamton University (State University of New York). He completed post-doctoral studies at the Center for AIDS Prevention Studies at the University of California San Francisco. He has an established program of research in HIV prevention with a focus on young men of color. He is involved in national level research within the HIV Vaccine Trials Network (HVTN), and the HIV Prevention Trials Network (HPTN). Dr. Fields is a former national director of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care and is an advanced HIV/AIDS certified registered nurse (AACRN). He is also a fellow of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (FAANP); Fellow in the National Academies of Practice (FNAP); and a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing (FAAN). He has held faculty appointments at Florida International University, University of Rochester and Binghamton University. In 2009 Dr. Fields was selected for the highly competitive and prestigious Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Fellowship and worked in the office of Senator Barbara A. Mikulski (D-MD) and on her aging subcommittee of the Senate HELP committee during the height of the historic healthcare reform legislation.


Present Assistant Dean of Clinical Affairs and Health Policy, Florida International University
Present Associate Professor of Nursing, Florida International University
Present Interim Director of the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Program, Florida International University

Curriculum Vitae

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Honors and Awards

  • Gerald A. Ludd Lifetime Award for Excellence in Support of HIV/AIDS and Community Service NAESM, Inc 2010
  • Rochester's Emerging African-American Leaders Under 40 (Selected one of by the Democrat and Chronicle News Paper) 2008
  • Outstanding Scholarly Practitioner Award- URSON 2007
  • Association of Nurses in AIDS Care President's Award 2006
  • Heart of MOCHA Stewardship Award 2006
  • Paul "Pat" Burdick Award-Strong Health (For Exemplary care for patients with AIDS) 2003
  • Promising New Investigator Award-University of Rochester-SON 2003

HIV Among Young Racial/Ethnic Minority Men Who Have Sex With Men (YMSM) (10)

Nursing Home Care for HIV-Infected African American Men (2)

Childhood Abuse in Black MSM (1)

Other publications and contributions (5)