Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University

Honorary Degree Recipient

Madeline Naegle

Madeline Naegle

Madeline A. Naegle, PhD, CNS-PMH, BC, FAAN, is Professor and Director of the World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Center in Geriatric Nursing Education at New York University’s Rory Meyers College of Nursing, a position which she has held since 2004. In her career, Dr. Naegle continues to build international recognition of geriatric nursing competencies and nursing capacity to care for older adults using nursing and health organization networks in the Latin American and the Caribbean.

In 2016, Dr. Naegle was appointed a Health and Aging Policy Fellow, a program funded by the Hartford Foundation and Atlantic Philanthropies and currently is a practice and policy consultant on mental health and aging. She serves as Associate Director of the Dissemination/Implementation Core of the New York University’s Rory Meyers College of Nursing’s Center for Drug Use and HIV Research.  She is a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing as well as numerous nursing and interdisciplinary organizations.

Dr. Naegle is nationally and internationally known as a psychiatric-mental health/substance abuse content expert and educator and has designed and implemented advanced practice, specialty and continuing education programs on nursing, mental health and healthy aging. In elected and appointed organization positions, she has collaborated in the dissemination of best nursing practices in healthy aging/geriatric care, substance use and mental health and older adults, and in building nursing’s capacity to influence health policy in the Latin American/Caribbean Region.

Through various leadership positions, Dr. Naegle has worked to disseminate research findings as foundational to policy and position statements on psychiatric-mental health/substance abuse, professional nursing, responses to substance use as a public health problem, and impaired health professionals practice. 

Dr. Naegle is the founding editor of the Journal of Addictions Nursing and has published over 100 articles and/or book chapters on nursing roles, educational standards and clinical practice in substance related disorders. Her work has been recognized with awards and honors including the American Nurses Association Hildegard Peplau Award, New York State Nurses Association Honorary Recognition, The International Nurses Society on Addictions, Association for Medical Education and Research in Substance Abuse, and New York University Rory Meyers College of Nursing for legislative action and teaching excellence.