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Monica Farina, DNP, RN, CDE

Educator

Monica Farina, DNP, RN, CDE provides advanced clinical practice in population health, diabetes, and care management.  Her current position at the Mohegan Tribe of Connecticut (CT) focuses on employee and tribal community to improve population health.  Her interests focus on patient engagement, technology and education to improve care of diabetes populations.

Dr. Farina holds a doctorate in Care of Populations from Quinnipiac University School of Nursing, CT, and Masters in Community Health Nursing from University of CT.  Additional achievements include certifications in Clinical Leader Health Information Technology from Indiana University-Purdue University, and from the National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators.   Academic studies include Systematized Nomenclature of Medicine standards, diabetes education delivery models, diabetes measures in accountable care, and quality improvement in care transition outcomes. Farina is a member of American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE), and American Diabetes Association (ADA).  She serves on Center for Hospice Care, Board of Directors in CT.

Past presentations include Community Blood Pressure Screening Project, and Community Health Outreach worker role in a diabetes program.   She is a member of the AADE- WellDoc Diabetes Digital Health Learning Network to promote delivery of mobile technology in diabetes education.  

Past community health management roles, include communicable and chronic disease populations in care and prevention.  In her early career, she held management and staff hospital positions. Farina has developed innovative care and delivery processes throughout her nursing career.