Dr. Wilson is a nurse
first. Seeking to view health from outside the western model, Debra Rose completed
a Master of Science in Holistic Nursing. Then with a focus in
Psycho-neuro-immunology, completed a PhD in Health Psychology. Debra Rose has
worked in maternal/infant care, NICU, public health, healing centers, program
development, research, and nursing education. She has expertise in complementary
and alternative therapies, epidemiology, breastfeeding, wellness, disease
prevention, stress, qualitative research, and autoimmune diseases. Her research
experience includes healing for adult survivors of trauma, autoimmune disease,
breastfeeding, herbs, perception of nursing, the microbiome, and women’s health.
Debra Rose has been reviewing
patient teaching information for more than 20 years. She is visible to the public
when she gets the message of holistic nursing and evidenced-based CAM through patient
education sites such as Healthline. She has been a medical reviewer for Healthline
since 2015 which is the number one rated trusted source of health information for
the public, now above the NIH, the mayo clinic, the CDC, and other sites such
Dr. Debra Rose Wilson
was the 2017 – 2018 American Holistic Nurse of the Year recognized for her
outstanding leadership, research, teaching, and practice of holistic nursing.
She has served AHNA since 2001, a member on numerous committees over the years,
and received the AHNA Service Award in 2016.