Debra A. Scrandis, PhD, FNP-BC, FPMHNP-BC

Associate Professor, FCH
Address: 545
Phone Number: 410-706-3770
Fax Number: 410-706-0253


  • Post MS, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, University of Maryland School of Nursing, Baltimore, MD, 2013
  • PhD, Nursing, Barry University, Miami Shores, FL, 2003
  • MS, Community Health Nursing and Family Nurse Practitioner, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA, 1994
  • BS, Nursing, Fitchburg State College, Fitchburg, MA, 1989


  • Qualitative Methods
  • Psychiatric Disorders
  • Integrative Medicine

Primary Teaching Areas

  • Scrandis, D.A., Siddiqi, H.A., & Postolache, T. (2010). No impact of gonadal steroid levels on the association between C-reactive protein and prepartum depression scores. International Journal of Disability and Human Development, 9 (1-2)
  • Okusaga, O., Yolken, RH, Langenberg, P, Lapidus, M, Arling, TA, Dickerson, FB, Scrandis, DA, Severance, E, Cabassa, JA, Balis, T, & Postolache, T (2010). Association of Seropositivity for Influenza and Coronaviruses with History of Mood Disorders and Suicide Attempts; Journal of Affective Disorders.
  • Reeves, G.M., Cabassa, J., Kwan, M., Lapidus, M., Scrandis, DA, et al (2011). A dim red light controlled trial of mood improvement with one hour of light treatment in patients with seasonal affective disorder: A preliminary report. Journal of Alternative Medicine Research, 2(2), 223-228.
  • Manalai, P., Hamilton, RG, Langenberg, P., Kosisky, SE, Lapidus, M., Sleemi, A., Scrandis, DA et al. (2012). Pollen-specific immunoglobin E positivity is associated with worsening of depression scores in bipolar disorder patients during high pollen season. Bipolar Disorders, 14, 90-98.
  • Watt, M. & Scrandis, D.A. (2013). Traumatic childhood exposures in the lives of male perpetrators of female intimate partner violence. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, published online 24 May 2013 DOI: 10.1177/088260513488694
  • Scrandis, D.A. & Watt, M. (2013). Antidepressant medication management in primary care: Not just another pill. The Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 9(7), 449-457.

Academic & Professional Activities

  • 1999 - Present: Member, American Nurses Association
  • 2010 - Present: Member, Marce Society International
  • 2012 - Present: Member, National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculty
  • 2012 - Present: Member, American Psychiatric Nurses Association
  • 2012 - Present: Conference Planning Committee, Nurse Practitioner Association of Maryland
  • 2013 - Present: Member, American Association of Nursing Practitioners