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Maya N. Clark-Cutaia, PhD, RN, ACNP-BC


Evelyn Lauder Associate Dean of Nurse Practitioner Programs and Professor


Telephone: 212-481-4348

Office: Brookdale Campus, W811


Dr. Maya Clark-Cutaia is the inaugural Evelyn Lauder Associate Dean for Nurse Practitioner Programs and Professor at the Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing. She is a nurse scientist and health equity researcher focusing on the syndemic aspects of chronic illness.

Dr. Clark-Cutaia is interested in the impact of racism, discrimination, and social determinants of health on the risks of high symptom burden and adverse clinical outcomes. She is particularly interested in minoritized individuals living with end stage kidney disease, who have been largely overlooked and are understudied. She has developed an interdisciplinary program of research focused on disparate outcomes in chronic kidney disease utilizing qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methodologies. Her research is in the community, of the community, and conducted by the community of invididuals it is meant to serve.

Dr. Clark-Cutaia has a clinical background as an acute care nurse practitioner and U.S. Air Force flight nurse and community health nurse. She feels that her clinical experience and lived experience as an underrepresented minority and disabled veteran gives her a unique lens. In addition to her role at Hunter, she continues to practice as a nurse practitioner in the fields of urology, general surgery, and colorectal surgery.



Postdoctoral Research Fellow; Research on Vulnerable Women, Children, and Families. University of Pennsylvania, 2014

PhD, Nursing, University of Pittsburgh, 2012

MS, Nursing, University of Pennsylvania, 2006

BS, Nursing, University of Pennsylvania, 2003


Honors and Awards

2022 Fellow, New York Academy of Medicine

2022 Awardee, Nephrology Nurse Researcher Award

2021 Awardee, Researcher of the Year, Greater New York Black Nurses Association

2021 Scholar, PRIDE Summer Institute in Cardiovascular Disease Comorbidities, Genetics and Epidemiology

2021 Scholar, Dear Pandemic Visiting Scholar

2020 Scholar, NIH-funded Health Care Systems Research Network (HCSRN) and Older Americans Independence Centers (OAICs) AGING Initiative Multiple Chronic Conditions (MCCs)

2020 Awardee, Outstanding Young Alumni Award, University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing

2019 Awardee, National Black Nurses Association 40 Under 40 Award

2011 Inductee, Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society, Eta Chapter, Xi Chapter

2011 Fellow & Scholar, ThinkSwiss Fellowship & Scholarship, Universitaet Basel Pflegewissenschaft - Nursing Science (INS) Summer Program

2010 Fellow, Jewish Healthcare Patient Safety Fellowship

2003 Awardee, Sojourner Truth Award (Perseverance Despite Adversity)

2003 Awardee, Nursing Award for Special Achievement


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