Anthony (Tony) James Roberson

Title/Position: Associate Professor of Clinical

Dr. Roberson is an Associate Professor at the University of Miami, School of Nursing and Health Studies. He completed the PhD in Nursing Science at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the MSN at the University of South Florida, and the undergraduate in nursing at St. Petersburg College. He also earned a Master of Science in Counseling Psychology from Troy University, and a Bachelor’s degree in Piano Performance from The University of Alabama. Dr. Roberson is certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center as a Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner.

Anthony (Tony) James Roberson, PhD, PMHNP-BC, RN

PhD in Nursing Science, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
MSN (Family Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner concentration), University of South Florida
AD in Nursing, St. Petersburg College
MS in Counseling Psychology, Troy University
BA in Piano Performance, University of Alabama

Certifications / Licensure
ANCC Board Certified - Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Clinical Specialties
Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Mental Health
Men’s Health

Research and Academic Interests
Research interests include addressing the psychiatric mental health needs of incarcerated adolescents and the implementation of assessment centers in juvenile detention centers to address these specific needs. Academic interests include teaching at the undergraduate and graduate (Psychiatric Mental Health NP, PhD and DNP) levels.

Research Grants (selected)
Veterans Administration; The Office of Academic Affiliations and the Office of Rural Health. Rural Health Education and Training Program Grant in collaboration with The University of Alabama, Capstone College of Nursing. Funding for the Psychiatric Mental Health/Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Concentration. Role: Authored the Nurse Practitioner Concentration component of the grant. Funded FY 2013 – 2015.

The University of Alabama, Research Grants Committee. The Experiences of Adolescents who Receive Mental Health Services in Juvenile Detention Centers. Role: Principal Investigator. Funded April 1, 2011 – August 15, 2013.

Publications (selected)
Johnson, D., & Roberson, A. (2013). The evaluation of the effectiveness of relaxation training and sleep hygiene education for insomnia of depressed patients. Clinical Scholars Review, 6(1), 39-46.

Roberson, A., & Kjervik, D. (2012). Adolescents' perceptions of their consent to mental health treatment. Nursing Research and Practice, 2012. doi:10.1155/2012/379756.  PMCID: PMC3306926

Muirhead, L., Roberson, A., & Secrest, J. (2011). Utilization of foot care services among homeless adults: Implications for advanced practice nursing. Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, 23(4), 209-215. doi: 10.1111/j.1745-7599.2011.00598.x

Troup, K.A. & Roberson, A.J. (2011). A 10-year-old with anxiety and history of asthma. Pediatric Nursing, 37(3), 133-135.

Roberson, AJ (2013). Development of a Dual Nurse Practitioner Concentration with an Interprofessional Education Component. Peer-reviewed podium presentation at the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF) 39th Annual Meeting. Pittsburgh, PA: April 11-14, 2013.

Roberson, AJ (2012). A Partnership to Promote Men’s Health: An Innovative Approach. Peer-reviewed podium presentation at The American Assembly for Men in Nursing’s (AAMN) 37th Annual Conference. San Francisco, CA: October 24 -26, 2012.

Roberson, AJ (2012). Access to Mental Healthcare for Incarcerated and other Vulnerable Adolescent Males. Peer-reviewed podium presentation at the 140th American Public Health Association Annual Meeting. San Francisco, CA: October 27-31, 2012.

Roberson, AJ (2012). The Experiences of Incarcerated Adolescents Who Are in Need of Psychiatric Mental Health Treatment. Peer-reviewed poster presentation at the 26th Annual Southern Nursing Research Society. New Orleans, LA: February 22-25, 2012.

Roberson, AJ (2012). Faculty Practice Plan at a College of Nursing with a Rural Healthcare Focus. Peer-reviewed poster presentation at the AACN’s Faculty Practice Conference. Naples, FL: January 24 – 28, 2012.

Roberson, AJ (2011). The Advanced Practice Role of the Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in the Current and Future Healthcare System. Invited expert panel presentation at The Blackburn Institute, The University of Alabama. Tuscaloosa, AL: October 4, 2011.

Roberson, AJ (2011). The Psychiatric Mental Health Needs of Incarcerated Adolescents. Peer-reviewed poster presentation at The University of Alabama, 12th Annual Rural Health Conference; Rural Mental Health: Tackling the Silent Epidemic. Tuscaloosa, AL: April 25-26, 2011.

Roberson, AJ (2010). Advanced Practice Nursing Pharmacology Update: Antidepressant Therapy. Invited podium presentation at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, School of Nursing. Birmingham, AL: October 9, 2010.

Christian, B, Pearce, PF, Roberson, AJ (2010). Translating Symposium Presentation to Publication. Podium presentation at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, School of Nursing, Center for Nursing Research Writing Series. Birmingham, AL: March 10, 2010.

Major Accomplishments / Honors
Best Poster Award/People’s Choice – Professional Category, The University of Alabama, 12th Annual Rural Health Conference; Rural Mental Health: Tackling the Silent Epidemic (2011)

The Southern Nursing Research Society, Rising Investigator Award in Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing (2011)

University of Alabama at Birmingham, Minority Health & Health Disparities Research Center, The Charles Barkley Research Award (2009).

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