Dr. Debra Hain is a doctoral prepared, board certified adult/ gerontological nurse practitioner who is a professor and DNP program director at Florida Atlantic University, Christine E Lynn College of Nursing. Dr. Hain has published and presented several times on frailty in older adults. She recently published a textbook for AGNP students. Her research is focused on CKD, depression, racial disparities, and palliative care for individuals with CKD. Dr. Hain is the co-director of HVO for Vietnam nurses and she continues to collaborate with faculty in Thailand to focus research on community palliative care for adults with CKD. She is a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing, American Association of Nurse Practitioners and National Kidney Foundation.