Cassandra Dobson 2013 Honoree

Outstanding Service Award

Head photoCassandra Dobson, DNSc, MSN, BSN, BC, RN

Assistant Professor at Lehman College

Cassandra E. Dobson, DNSc, MS, BS, RN-BC, PHc believes in the delivery of optimum patient care. She is an efficient nurse who always goes above and beyond to meet the needs of the patients. Dr. Dobson’s vision for the future is to educate and empower patients to seek appropriate health care in a timely manner. She is an advocate for the promotion of self-management for individuals with sickle cell disease. Dr. Dobson has worked in several different positions during her nursing career: LPN, staff nurse, senior preceptor, clinical instructor, home care nurse, clinical care coordinator, administrative nurse manager, assistant director of nursing, quality management analyst in research, adjunct professor and research coordinator. Currently,her position is assistant professor at Lehman College, Bronx N.Y. She also works on a per-diem basis as administrative nurse manager at Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, N.Y.

Dr. Dobson received a diploma in nursing from Flushing Hospital School of Nursing, Queens N.Y. She later returned to college in 1988-1990 to receive her BS in nursing from Lehman College and stayed at Lehman to earn her MS in maternal child nursing/education in 1992. She later pursued a doctoral degree in nursing/research at Columbia University, New York City and graduated in 2006. In 2010, Dr. Dobson completed a post-doctorate certificate in Epidemiology and Public Health at Albert Einstein College of Medicine at Yeshiva University.

Dr. Dobson is very active in several community organizations. She sits on the Board of Directors for Coalition for Concern Medical Professionals (CCMP) since 1998 and Queens Sickle Cell Advocacy Network (QSCAN), from 2006 to 2007. She has served as a nurse consultant to persons with sickle cell disease in the tri-state area. Dr. Dobson received acknowledgements for her work with sickle cell disease from various organizations. She received a scholarship from Columbia University in order to complete her dissertation on “Guided Imagery for Pain Management by Children with Sickle Cell Disease Ages 6 to 11. Dr. Dobson has published articles on sickle cell disease and has co-authored on research pertaining to other life threatening diseases. Dr. Dobson hopes to continue to touch the lives of children and families who suffer with sickle cell disease and other chronic diseases though research and public health programs.

Dr. Dobson is married to Mr. Christopher Dobson for 29 years; she has two children: Crystol 28, and Christian 25 years old and a grandson,Joshua, age 7 who is the love of her life.