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Portrait of Deana Goldin 

Deana Goldin, PhD, DNP, APRN


Dr. Goldin is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Nicole Wertheim College of Nursing and Health Sciences at Florida International University and a practicing and nationally certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and Family Nurse Practitioner. Dr. Goldin holds a PhD, Doctor of Nursing Practice and Family Nurse Practitioner degree (University of Miami) and a Post-Master’s degree in Psychiatric Mental Health from Johns Hopkins University and completed a fellowship in Integrative Psychiatry through the Integrative Psychiatry Institute.

Dr. Goldin has a broad background in healthcare with specific training in family practice and mental health across the lifespan and works with diverse populations. Her practice experiences lead to her observations that numerous clinical problems she encountered had significant psychological components and primary care clinicians were generally ill-equipped to address. Through her assessments she has become a leader in raising awareness and educating clinicians on the critical need to identify, manage, and appropriately recognize mental health disorders in primary care settings.  Dr. Goldin’s interest in the use of bioactive natural products as herbal drug preparations led her to present and publish on Kratom, Ayahuasca and Kava use. She is interested to explore the perception that cannabis use is innocuous and lacks dependence liability and communication strategies on discussing cannabis use with patients.

Dr. Goldin has also published numerous articles focusing on uncommon and subtle psychiatric conditions that could easily be overlooked in primary care settings. Dr. Deana Goldin is a Clinical Medical Director for Medfast, Special Olympics, member of the #SameHere Psych Alliance and serves on Board of Directors as an elected member for – Le Jardin Community Center, Inc a Head Start program servicing families living in poverty.