Psychiatric Nursing Expert Witness | Illinois

Psychiatric Nursing Expert Witness | Illinois

Psychiatric Nursing | E-015850

Expert Qualifications

This expert is the Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Development in the College of Science and Health and is a full professor in the School of Nursing at an Illinois university. She received a PhD in nursing from the University of Tennessee Knoxville, a Master of Science degree in nursing from Syracuse University, and a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing, also from Syracuse University. Prior to joining the faculty at her current position, she taught at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Her clinical specialty is in psychiatric and mental health nursing. Her research focuses primarily on the mental health of vulnerable populations, therapeutic relationships, acute care psychiatric environments, community mental health, and psychosis. She is the author of more than 100 journal articles and book chapters.

Bio Snapshot

Location, Chicago, IL BS, College of Nursing, Syracuse University MS, Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing, Syracuse University PhD, College of Nursing, University of Tennessee Research Fellowship, Clinical Research Training Program, University of Alabama Licensed, NC & IL Fellow, American Academy of Nursing Member, Committee on Publication Ethics Member, Midwestern Psychological Association Co-Chair, Psychiatric Mental Health & Substance Abuse Expert Panel Member, American Psychiatric Nurses Association, Steering Committee Member, Institute for Safe Environments Member, International Society of Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurses 57 original peer-reviewed articles 41 original non peer-reviewed articles 7 book chapters 100+ scholarly presentations 27 op-eds (PBS, Huffington Post, Lavender Health) $43,565 in research, scholarship, and creative activity grants Former, Chief Nursing Officer/Director of Clinical Services, Performance Improvement, Risk Management, Charter Pines Behavioral Health System Former, Staff Nurse, Geropsychiatry, Baptist Health System of East Tennessee Former, Staff Nurse, Adolescent Male Residential Treatment Center Former, Instructor, Department of Nursing, Human Services, and Health Education, Central Piedmont Community College Former, Lecturer, College of Health and Human Services, University of North Carolina Former, Assistant Professor, School of Nursing, University of Alabama Former, Associate Professor, School of Nursing, University of North Carolina Current, Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Development, College of Science and Health, an Illinois University Current, Professor, Affiliate Faculty Member in the Department of Psychology, Community Psychology Program, an Illinois university


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