Since Dr. Cheryl Leiningen agreed to serve as Editorial Review Group Chair in the nursing specialties of Diagnosis/Assessment and Patient Education in August 2015, we have sent her 59 books. She and 18 reviewers she recruited have written reviews of 50 of them.
Dr. Leiningen is an Advanced Practice Nurse and Assistant Professor at Monmouth University, School of Nursing & Health Studies in West Long Branch, New Jersey. She received her degree from New York University and, in 2013, she completed her Doctor of Nursing Practice Degree at University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (now Rutgers University). She is currently pursuing her Post Master’s Certificate for Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, anticipated completion May 2019.
She has over 30 years of nursing practice experience and 11 years of academic teaching experience. Her nursing practice experience includes emergency nursing, working in the traveling nurse corps (in California, Maryland, New York City, New Jersey, and Hawaii), and community nursing, which included mobile health units, school-based programs, and visiting physician groups.
Dr. Leiningen is presently working with mothers struggling with perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, formerly known as postpartum depression, as well as working with adults dealing with addictions.
Her research has focused on the impact of bullying in nursing and LGBT health issues, particularly the transgender population. She has published in peer-reviewed journals, presented on these topics both nationally and internationally, and is presently working on research that focuses on transgender health experiences.
Dr. Leiningen participated in the Edmond J. Safra Visiting Nurse Faculty (VNF) Program at the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation at New York University in 2015, is the recipient of their 2016 Alumni Award, and was a presenter at the World Parkinson’s Congress in Portland, Oregon.
A mother of three, she enjoys running, has just completed her first triathlon, and loves going on vacation with her family.