Senior Contributing Faculty
College of Health Sciences
Eleni Pellazgu, PhDc, MSN, APN, FNP-C, CNSC, PCCN, CRC is a board certified nurse practitioner clinician, researcher, visionary leader, mentor and educator.
She has been a clinical faculty member at Walden University since 2016 where she sets the bar high and is responsible for the theoretical and clinical assessment of MSN students. Also, she has been faculty for County College of Nursing and Caldwell University and Rutgers University.
She currently conducts clinical research at NYU School of Medicine and oversees the Clinical studies unit’s operation. At NYU Eleni is also the Director for the new Fellowship APN program. Her over 10 years of clinical practice, includes roles as the hospitalist at Atlantic Health, and Oncology Nurse Practitioner at Robert Wood Johnson and Cancer Institute of NJ. Her background as a nurse practitioner includes clinical experience is in nutrition, diabetes, metabolism, oncology, and dermatology.
She has published many case reports and articles and has conducted many clinical studies and presented her work nationally and internationally. She was the chair and director for the 1st annual conference in Nutrition and Metabolism at Atlantic Health System.
Her compassion, diligence, empathy towards the care of patients has not gone unnoticed. She was the Rising star in Neuroscience in 2013, a recipient of Jonas Scholar Leadership, a member of Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society and has gotten multiple PRIDE awards over the years from her peers, administrators, collaborators and patient recommendations.
Eleni holds a Masters in Nursing Science in Family Nurse Practitioner track from Rutgers University, former UMDNJ program, many national certifications and is currently a doctoral candidate at Rutgers University. Her thesis study involves research in genetics, cancer, nutrition and patient outcomes.
A dedicated volunteer, she serves on many boards including ASPEN, Family Promise of Morris County, Rutgers Nursing Alumni, and Diabetes Foundation Inc. just to name a few. In 2016 Eleni was inducted in the Academy of Medicine, NY. Eleni is an active member of American Nurse Association and NJ State Nurses Association throughout her career and more.
She is a manuscript review for numerous national and international journal in diabetes, nursing, nutrition.