Patricia Bruckenthal, PhD, APRN-BC, ANP
Stony Brook University School of Nursing
Stony Brook, New York
Dr. Patricia Bruckenthal is a clinical associate professor in the School of Nursing at Stony Brook. She received her undergraduate and graduate nursing degrees at Stony Brook University and her PhD was obtained at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She has taught in the adult health graduate program for over 17 years and her clinical experience enriches her academic contribution to nursing. Dr. Bruckenthal is also a nurse practitioner in pain management at the Pain Management and Headache Center of the North Shore/Long Island Jewish Health Care Systems. She is a member of the Long Island Geriatric Education Consortium and teaches pain management of older adults to various heath care team members. She also teaches pain management strategies to nursing and medical students.
Dr. Bruckenthal is a funded researcher with several projects that focus on pain management in older adults, pain assessment in vulnerable populations, and behavioral interventions for pain management. She has authored several journal articles and book chapters on these topics. She is on the editorial board of Pain Management Nursing.
Dr. Bruckenthal has presented at numerous conferences on pain management issues and is a member of the Nurse Practitioner Association of NYS, the American Pain Society, the American Association for Pain Management Nurses, the Honor Society of Nursing, and the Eastern Nursing Research Society. In addition, she was a member of the Medical Society of the State of New York Task Force on Pain Management Education.
Dr. Patricia Bruckenthal has received honoraria as a consultant from Cephalon, Inc. and Purdue Pharma L.P.