Todd F. Ambrosia, PhD, DNSc, MSN, FNP-BC, FACC

Assistant Professor of Clinical
UM School of Nursing and Health Studies

M. Christine Schwartz bldg
Room Number 235
Telephone: (305) 284-4089
Fax: (305) 284-4370
Email: t.ambrosia@miami.edu



Education

BS, Nutrition, Clayton College, 1988
MS, Nutrition, Clayton College, 1990
PhD, Nutrition/Health Promotion, Clayton College, 1991
MSN, Family Nurse Practioner, Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, 1998
Post-Doctoral Certificate, Integrative Medicine,  University of Arizona School of Medicine
DNSc, Nursing Education, Breyer University, 2008

Certification and Licensure

State of Florida ARNP 9280476
State of Maryland R140784
State of Michigan RN/ARNP ID#4704250742
State of Pennsylvania RN353424L CRNP Sp005646B
District of Columbia RN960505
Advanced Nurse Practitioner – DC RN960505
Advanced Nurse Practitioner – MD R140784
Doctor of Naturopathy - DC. License #NAT85
ANCC – Family Nurse Practitioner, Board Certified, 3/2010
ASMA – Sports Medicine, Board Certified, 12/2009

Research (selected)

Ambrosia, T.  “Development  and Implementation of an Interdisciplinary Graduate Integrative Health Program”, 2008.

Ambrosia, T.  “Improving Outcomes in Chronic Illness Encountered in School Based Wellness Centers:  Strategies and Interventions”, 2008.

Ambrosia, T., Duckham, E., Hunt, J.,  “Integrating Undergraduate and Graduate Nursing Students in Community Health Service Learning”, 2007

Ambrosia, T., “Integrated Instruction in Family Nurse Practitioner Programs,” University of South Africa Department of Health Sciences, Pretoria, SA., 2006

Ambrosia, T., “The Role of Advanced Practice Nurse as Case Manager for High Risk Youth,” University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD, December 2000

Ambrosia, T., “The Role of FNP in Assisted Living Communities,” University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD, October 2000

Ambrosia, T., “Statistics of Homeless Youth in the U.S.,” MSN Project, Independent Research, Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, January 1998

Ambrosia, T., “Nutrition Deficiencies in Adolescent Male Athletes, Doctoral Dissertation, Clayton College, May 1991

Publications

Ambrosia, T., Clark, S. (2008) Caring for the caregiver: Our forgotten patient. The American Journal for Nurse Practitioners 12 (3) 28-37.

Mullin, K., Ambrosia, T. (2005) Nurse practitioner roles in providing care for the homeless. The American Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 9 (9), 37-44

Ambrosia, T., (2007). Diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal disorders, Primary Care of Women.  Boston:  Jones and Bartlett.

Presentations (recent)

Ambrosia, T. "Integrative Medicine" Integrative Medicine Symposium. University of Miami Schools of Medicine and Nursing. April, 2009.

Ambrosia, T. “Integrative Medicine: Clinical Approach to Pain Management” Symposium of Natural Therapy and Well Being, Taipei, Taiwan. October, 2008.

Ambrosia, T. “Differential Diagnosis: Chest Pain” National Taipei College of Nursing. October, 2008.

Ambrosia, T. “Musculoskeletal Diagnosis: Low Back and Shoulder Pain”. Taiwan Assn. of Nurse Practitioners. October, 2008.

Ambrosia, T. “Exercise and Physical Activity” Eastern Shore Area Health Education Center Worcester County Health Department Continuing Education Programs, July, 2008

Ambrosia, T.  “Diagnosis and Management of Adolescent Eating Disorders.”Youth Health Summit – Eastern Shore, Ocean City, MD., June, 2008.

Ambrosia, T.  “Adolescent Sports Injuries:  Reducing risk and improving outcomes.” Worcester County Health Dept. Primary Care Conference, Ocean City, MD. July, 2008.

Ambrosia, T.  “The Importance of Professional Nursing Education for Improving Patient Outcomes and Developing a Proactive Health Promotion Plan “International Nursing Education Development Conference, Pristina, Kosovo, July, 2007.

Ambrosia, T.  “Assessment and Treatment of West Nile Virus”. Worcester County Health Dept. Primary Care Conference, Ocean City, MD June, 2007

Ambrosia, T.  “Strategies for Improving Retention of Primary Care Providers in Underserved Areas”. National Health Service Corps Faculty Ambassadors Conference, Washington, DC, July, 2006.

Ambrosia, T.  “Updates in Adolescent Health Care”. Eastern Shore Primary Care Conference, Ocean City, MD, June, 2006.

Ambrosia, T., “Integrative Management of Menopause.” Hot Topics in Advanced Practice Nursing Conference, John’s Hopkins Institute for Nursing, Baltimore, MD, October 2005

Ambrosia, T., Keynote Address, National Health Service Corps Faculty Ambassadors Conference, Washington, DC, July 2005

Ambrosia, T., “Exercise and Physical Activity,” Eastern Shore Area Health Education Center, Worcester County Health Department Continuing Education Programs, July 2005

Ambrosia, T., Pediatric Cardiovascular Disorders, US State Department Primary Care Medical Conference, Baltimore, MD, March 2005

Ambrosia, T., Management of Pediatric Obesity, US State Department Primary Care Medical Conference, Baltimore MD, March 2005

Ambrosia, T., “Integrative Healthcare” Eastern Shore Area Health Education Center Worcester County Health Department Continuing Education Programs, June 2004

Ambrosia, T., Case Studies in Obesity Management, US State Department Primary Care Medical Conference, Tunis, Tunisia, January 2004

Ambrosia, T., Obesity: Links to Type II Diabetes, US State Department Primary Care Medical Conference, Tunis, Tunisia, January 2004

Ambrosia, T., Breast Disorders, US State Department Primary Care Medical Conference, Tunis, Tunisia, January 2004

Ambrosia, T., Urinary Tract Infection and Urinary Incontinence: Primary Care of Women, Case Studies and Intervention, US State Department Primary Care Medical Conference, Tunis, Tunisia, January 2004

Ambrosia, T., Sexual Dysfunction: Clinical Interventions, US State Department Primary Care Medical Conference, Tunis, Tunisia, January 2004

Ambrosia, T., Health Promotion of the Childbearing Year, US State Department Primary Care Medical Conference, Tunis, Tunisia, January 2004

Ambrosia, T., Case Studies in Obesity Management, US State Department Primary Care Medical Conference, Tunis, Tunisia, January 2004

Ambrosia, T., Obesity: Links to Type II Diabetes, US State Department Primary Care Medical Conference Tunis, Tunisia, January 2004

Ambrosia, T., Breast Disorders, US State Department Primary Care Medical Conference, Capetown South Africa, January 2004

Ambrosia, T., Urinary Tract Infection and Urinary Incontinence: Primary Care of Women, Case Studies and Intervention, US State Department Primary Care Medical Conference, Capetown South Africa, January 2004

Ambrosia, T., Sexual Dysfunction: Clinical Interventions, US State Department Primary Care Medical Conference, Capetown South Africa, January 2004

Ambrosia, T., Health Promotion of the Childbearing Year, US State Department Primary Care Medical Conference, Capetown South Africa, January 2004

Ambrosia, T., Case Studies in Obesity Management, US State Department Primary Care Medical Conference, Capetown South Africa, January 2004

Ambrosia, T., Obesity: Links to Type II Diabetes, US State Department Primary Care Medical Conference Capetown South Africa, January 2004

Major Accomplishments

Ambassador, Reappointment, National Health Service Corps, U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, 2008

Fellow, American College of Clinicians, 2007

Integrative Health Program, “Fellow, Bravewell Integrative Medicine Collaborative,” 2006

Bravewell Foundation Integrative Medicine Fellowship, University of Arizona School of Medicine, 2005

Men’s Health Network, Award of Distinction for Service, 2004

Dean's Teaching Scholar Award, "Development and Implementation of a Comprehensive Family and Community Health Nurse Practitioner Curriculum," 2004

Dean’s Teaching Scholar Award, "Development and Implementation of a Comprehensive Family and Community Health Nurse Practitioner Curriculum," 2004