- PhD, University of Miami, 2018
- MPH, John Hopkins University
- BSN, West Virginia University
DeBastiani SD, Norris AE, & Kerr A. (2019). Socioeconomic Determinants of Suicide Risk: Monroe County Florida Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance Survey, 2016. Journal of Neurology, Psychiatry and Brain Research, 33, 56-64.
Levoy K, DeBastiani SD, & McCabe, B. (2018). Evaluation of a novel disaster nursing education method. Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness, 1-8. doi: 10.1017/dmp.2017.150
DeBastiani SD, & De Santis, J (2017). Suicide lethality: a concept analysis. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 39(2), 117-125.doi:10.1080/01612840.2017.1364812
DeBastiani SD, Strine TW, Vagi S, Barnett D, & Kahn EB. (2015). Preparedness perceptions, sociodemographic characteristics and level of household preparedness for public health emergencies: Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, 2006-2010. Health Security, 13(5):317-26. doi:10.1089/hs.2014.0093
DeBastiani, SD, & Strine, TW (2013). Household Preparedness for Public Health Emergencies-14 States, 2006-2010 (Reprinted from MMWR, vol 36, pg 713-719, 2012). Journal of the American Medical Association, 309(1), 21-24. http://jama.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=1555143
Singleton, C. M., DeBastiani, SD, Rose, D, & Kahn, EB (2014). An Analysis of Root Cause Identification and Continuous Quality Improvement in Public Health H1N1 After-Action Reports. Journal of public health management and practice, 20(2);197-204. doi: 10.1097/PHH.0b013e31829ddd2
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Office of Public Health and Response. Public Health Emergency Preparedness Cooperative Agreement Performance Measures and Specifications Guidance. Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 2012. (contributors: E Bushong, SD DeBastiani, AN Shumock, DR Rose).
Jonas Nurse Leader, Jonas Foundation (2016)
Dean’s Research Grant, University of Miami School of Nursing and Health Studies (2015)
Best Publication, CDC Office of Public Health Preparedness & Response (2015)
Scholar, The Florman Family Foundation (2016)
Medical Research Scholar, Lincoln Community Foundation (2008)
Scholar, American Association of Critical Care Nurses (2008)
United Way Presidential Service Award (2004)
Reviewer, Journal of Health Security
Reviewer, Journal of Public Health Preparedness and Response
Reviewer, Health & Social Care in the Community
Consultant, Florida Department of Health in Monroe County(2015-present).
Co-Chair, Exercise and Training Committee, Miami-Dade County Hospital Preparedness Coalition (2015-2016)
Member, Exercise and Training Committee, Miami-Dade County Hospital Preparedness Coalition (2014-2016)
Member, American Association of Public Health (2010-present).
Member, American Association of Public Health Committee of Public Health Nurses (2016-present)
Nurse Leader, Sigma Theta Tau International, Beta Tau Chapter(2014-present)
Member, Sigma Theta Tau International, Alpha Rho Chapter(2004-2014)
About Summer Hartley
Dr. Summer D. DeBastiani , PhD., MPH, RN is an Assistant Professor in the School of Nursing. Dr. DeBastiani’s two most recently held positions were as a Lecturer at the University of Miami’s School of Nursing and Health Studies where she taught undergraduate, public health nursing and as a Health Scientist, in the Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response, at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
An experienced critical care nurse, Dr. DeBastiani also has providing health and human services domestically and internationally to at-risk and vulnerable populations. She has held clinical positions as an ICU nurse, in the Jinja province of Uganda, where she worked in malaria prevention and treatment, as a volunteer nurse in Manang for Nepal’s Himalayan Rescue Association, and as a district nurse in in New Zealand, where she continues to hold her nursing license.
Dr. DeBastiani’s dissertation research was focused on understanding the social factors that contribute to suicide in Monroe County, FL, the county which has the highest suicide rates per capita in all of Florida. The results of her dissertation research have been used to obtain community grants to increase mental health providers in Monroe County, and to advocate for policies addressing affordable housing issues in the county. Dr. DeBastiani has authored publications in the Journal of the American Medical Association, among others. As an Assistant Professor of Nursing she continues to develop her program research in suicide prevention.