Chair, Committee of Scientific and Medical Advisors
Dr. Mary Koslap-Petraco is a clinical assistant professor at Stony Brook University School of Nursing in Stony Brook, NY, and a primary care provider in her own private practice after working for Suffolk County Department of Health Services for 30 years where she used her experience as a public health nurse to make system level changes. While on staff at SCDHS, Dr. Koslap-Petraco managed and led the immunization programs. She provided education to staff and the public on various communicable diseases and assisted in the management of communicable diseases.
She is a member of the ad hoc advisory board of the New York State Get Smart safe use of antibiotics campaign, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Ad Hoc Nurse advisory group, a nurse consultant for Immunize.org, and chair of the scientific advisory board of Vaccinate Your Family. Dr. Koslap-Petraco speaks on immunizations and infectious diseases nationally and internationally and has authored numerous articles and written chapters in seven textbooks. She is a Fellow of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.