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Mary Ann Witt
Mary Ann Witt     

Associate Professor of Nursing
DNSc, Columbia University    
M.S., Columbia University     
B.S.N., College of Mount Saint Vincent 

Contact Information
(718) 405-3420
maryann.witt@mountsaintvincent.edu
The Academy 501
Areas of Expertise
  • Pediatric Asthma
  • Pediatric Obesity

Courses
  • NURS 209 Research Foundations in Nursing
  • NURS 432 Pediatric Clinical
  • NURS 433 Pediatrics
  • NURS 502 Advanced Nursing Research
  • NURS 504 Dynamics of Nursing Leadership (Graduate)
  • NURS 656 Advanced Practicum Seminar III

Dr. Witt serves as a Thesis Adviser for the graduate nursing program (NURS
700) and as thesis adviser for undergraduate honors' nursing students.

Areas of Teaching Expertise

  • Nursing Theory and Research
  • Pediatrics (Undergraduate Nursing Program)
  • Advanced Research and Leadership (Graduate Nursing Program)

Grants
The National League for Nursing (NLN) Education Research Grant titled, “Impact of live actors in Simulation on professional communication skills of entry level students in a Baccalaureate Nursing Program” (2012)

Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing Research Grant titled, “Impact of Using Live Actors in Senior Nursing Students’ Ability to Assess Mental Health Conditions in a Simulated Home Care Environment” (2012)

The College of Mount Saint Vincent has been awarded the March of Dimes (MOD) Grant, thanks to Dr. Witt's application in 2011.

Recent Publications 
Harish Z,  Bregante A, Morgan C, Fann C, Callaghan C, Witt MA, et al.  A comprehensive inner-city asthma program reduces hospital and emergency room utilization. Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology 2001; 86:185-189.

Zitsman J, Fennoy I, Witt MA, Schauben J,  Devlin M,  Bessler M. Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding In Adolescents: Short-Term Results. Journal of Pediatric Surgery 2011; 46: 157-162.

Zitsman J, DiGiorgi M, Marr J, Witt MA, Bessler M. Comparative Outcomes of Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding (LAGB) in Adolescents and Adults. Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases, March 21, 2011. 

Witt M.A., Needleman J.P., Honig, J, Markowitz M, Thornton J.C. Bone Mass in Urban Children with Asthma Receiving Inhaled Corticosteroid Therapy. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine 2007; 175: 958.

Witt M.A., Fennoy I, Jean A, Zitsman J. Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding (LAGB) in Obese Adolescents: Short-Term Results. Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases 2007; 3: 322.

Recent Presentations
41st Biennial Convention of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society, October 28-November 1, 2011. Presentation: "Short-Term Outcomes of Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding in US Adolescents," October 30, 2011.

Sigma Theta Tau, Eta Sigma Chapter Annual Conference. Presentation: ‘Impact of Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding in US Adolescents with Severe Obesity’, May 2010 and April 2011
Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital of New York-Presbyterian, Advanced Nursing Practice Research Annual Symposium. Presentation: “Bone Mass in Urban Children with Asthma Receiving Inhaled Corticosteroids”, February 2009.

Sigma Theta Tau, Eta Sigma Chapter Annual Conference. Presentation: “Childhood Obesity: Prevention and Treatment”, May 2009

American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. Poster Presentation,
“Impact of laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding on caloric intake, behavioral and
psychological changes in obese adolescents’, June 2008.