Mitchell A. Adler, MD, JD, MPH, is the Director of Evidence Based Clinical Practice at the North Shore-LIJ Health System. He was formerly on the faculty of the New York University School of Medicine. At NYU he practiced general internal medicine and helped found and manage a mid-sized multispecialty group. He has fourteen years experience implementing, optimizing, and using electronic health records in the ambulatory setting, and is a member of several state and national clinical informatics committees. He served on the ethics committee and performed clinical ethical consultations at the NYU Medical Center, and intends to become similarly involved with Hofstra's Bioethics Center and the health system's ethics consultation service.
Elaine L. Smith Ed.D, MBA, RN, NEA-BC, ANEF
Vice President, System Nursing Education, North Shore – LIJ Health System
Elaine Smith is the Vice President for System Nursing Education at NSLIJ where she oversees the educational process for 11,000 nurses. Throughout her career, she has held a variety of clinical, administrative, and nursing education positions.
Dr. Smith holds a BSN and MSN from Adelphi University, an MBA from Dowling College, and completed her Doctorate in Adult Education at Teachers College Columbia University. Her research interest is in quality and safety competencies of nursing students and registered nurses. Elaine is a frequent speaker on a variety of topics including leadership, nursing education, and quality and safety. She served as program manager for the RWJ Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) grant. Her peer reviewed publications focus on quality and safety and nursing professional development topics.
Dr. Smith has completed terms on the American Nurses Association Council on Nursing Economics and Practice. She serves currently on national level committees for the American Organization of Nurse Executives and is certified in Nursing Administration Advanced through the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Dr. Smith is an associate editor for the Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing. She is a member of the Hofstra-North Shore LIJ School of Medicine Narrative Medicine workgroup.