Joyce Griffin-Sobel

Joyce Griffin-Sobel, PhD, RN
Dean, College of Nursing

The faculty at the College of Nursing will prepare you for a fulfilling career in practice, education and research. We are at the forefront of new ventures in nursing education.


Margaret Wells, PhD, RN, APN- BC

Margaret Wells, PhD, RN, APN- BC
Appointed 08/01/00
312B College of Nursing
545 Cedar Street
Syracuse, NY 13210

315 464-4276

Current Appointments

Hospital Campus

  • Downtown

Research Programs and Affiliations

  • College of Nursing

Education & Fellowships

  • PhD: Binghamton University, 2008, Rural Nursing
  • Post Graduate Training: Syracuse University, 1997, Post-Master's Nurse Practitioner Certificate
  • MSN: Syracuse University, 1991, Master of Science in Nursing,
  • BS: Georgetown University, 1986, Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Clinical Interests

  • Adult primary care

    Volunteer Poverello Healthcare Clinic

Research Interests

  • Resilience and older adults

    cardiovascular diseaese in women

Research Abstract



Wells, M. & Wade, M. (2012). Physical performance measures: an important component of the geriatric assessment. The Nurse Practitioner. In Press.


Rodriguez, E. & Wells, M. (2012). A 22-Year-Old Graduate Student with Bizarre Behavior report.  Journal of Emergency Nursing. In Press.


Kalman, M., Fahs, P.S., Wells, M., Blumkin, A., Pribulick, M., & Rolland, R. (2012). Education to increase women’s knowledge of female myocardial infarction symptoms. New York State Nurses Association Journal. In review.


Wells, M., Avers, D., & Brooks, G. (2012). Resilience, physical performance measures, and self-perceived physical and mental health in older Catholic nuns. Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy. 35(3), 126–131. doi: 10.1519/JPT.0b013e318237103f


Wells, M., & Kalman, K. (2011). Women and heart disease: symptoms and treatment guidelines. The Nurse Practitioner, 36,(9), 22-27.


Wells, M. (2010). Will reform mean the end of free healthcare clinics? The Nurse Practitioner, 35 (11), 6.


Wells, M. (2010). Resilience in older adults living in rural, suburban, and urban areas. On-line Journal of Rural Nursing and Healthcare, 10(2), 45-54.


Wells, M (2009). Resilience in rural community-dwelling older adults. Journal of Rural Health, 25(4), 415-419.


Kalman, M., Wells, M., & Gavan, C. (2009). Returning to school: Experience of female RN students. The Journal of the New York Nurses Association, 40(1), 11-16.


Johnston, M., Cronin, V., Wells, M, & Johri, S. (2003). Individual educational sessions and inmate follow-up for latent tuberculosis infection treatment after release- A pilot study. Journal of Correctional Healthcare, 10 (1), 47-58.


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