Amy Wishner, MSN, RN

Amy Wishner, MSN, RN
CPHI Adjunct Fellow

Title: Director, EPIC: Pediatric Obesity Prevention Program; Director: EPIC: PA Immunization Education Program

Public Health Interests:

Child health, immunization, emergency preparedness, healthy lifestyles, injury prevention, nutrition, mental health

Current Public-Health Related Activities:

I have more than 25 years of experience in public health and nonprofit settings including 15 years in management. I have been recognized for outstanding leadership, detecting emerging trends, incorporating new research and best practices, working collaboratively and fostering teamwork, utilizing communication modalities best suited to audience needs, and managing resources efficiently and creatively. I have worked in both an urban, large-city (Philadelphia) health department and as Director of several statewide child health programs incorporating research, application of best-practices to real-world settings, and advocacy.

Selected Publications:

Wishner A, Fernandez L, Chaves-Gnecco D. "La Gripe: No Es Tan Solo Estornudar"" Oportunidades (El Centro Hispano, Pittsburgh, PA), Diciembre 2007.

Wishner A, Aronson J, Kohrt A, Norton G. "Best Practices: Applying Management Analysis of Excellence to Immunization." Journal of Medical Practice Management, March/April 2005.

Schwarz DF, Grisso JA, Miles CG, Holmes JH, Wishner AR and Sutton RL. "A Longitudinal Study of Injury Morbidity in an African-American Population." Journal of the American Medical Association, March 9, 1994.

Schlossberg DS, Delgado J, Moore MM, Wishner A and Mohn J. "An Epidemic of Avian and Human Psittacosis." Archives of Internal Medicine, Nov. 22, 1993.