Olga Kagan, PhD, RN, CIMI, FHIMSS, FAAAAI
Olga Kagan, PhD, RN, CIMI, FHIMSS, FAAAAI, NYAM Fellow, holds a license as a professional registered nurse in NYS since 2000 and has been a certified infant massage instructor since 2003 and Red Cross trainer since 2019. She worked in critical care settings inside and outside of the US since 1995. In 2002, she transitioned to an outpatient clinic as a Clinical Nurse Coordinator at the WTC Worker & Volunteer Medical Screening & Monitoring Program at Mt. Sinai Selikoff Centers for Occupational Health. She developed educational materials, and was involved with the testing and administration of the assessment tools from the inception of the program. Dr. Kagan’s research interest lies in serving the needs of individuals living with allergic conditions, and is aimed at prevention and action strategies through the lens of public health, health policy, healthcare innovation and nursing informatics. She continues to bring educational programs to those in need, and is involved in the development and testing of assessment and education tools. She is a founder and leader of Food Allergy Nurses Interest group (FANI) on LinkedIn, and a founding member and chair of Collaborative Healthcare Innovation, Research & Problem Solving committee at SONSIEL, where she has been appointed to serve as an executive board member for 2022-2024 term. As a Molloy University the Barbara H. Hagan School of Nursing and Health Sciences faculty, she serves as an advisory board member for the Center for Nursing Research and Evaluation (CNRE), and Doctoral Nursing Organization (DNO). She also teaches at CUNY SPS, where she served 2 terms as Governing Council elected representative. Dr. Kagan has been serving as an Associate Editor for a peer reviewed journal - JANANY since 2021. She has been invited to serve as a research reviewer, a mentor, and a judge for science and innovation driven events, including MITvsCOVID19 challenges and as an advisor to start-up companies. Dr. Kagan served one term on the BOD at the HIMSS NYS Chapter, where she chairs HIMSS-NY nursing committee, and has been appointed as a member of the HIMSS National NI Committee for 2022-2024 term and invited to serve on the Nursing Innovation Advisory Group. She is active with AAAAI technology and innovation, undeserved populations, and anaphylaxis committees, ANA-NY, the NYAM nursing committee and informatics groups. She is a member of the ENRS, LIAAS, and Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society. She was elected to serve on the Board of Directors of SONSIEL in 2022. Olga Kagan lives in Long Island, NY with her husband and two children.