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Dr. Emily J. Hauenstein is a Professor in the School of Nursing. She received her PhD from the University of Virginia in Clinical Psychology, MSN from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and her BSN at the University of Rochester. Dr. Hauenstein has 40 years of experience as an educator in nursing programs.

Dr. Hauenstein is an established, NIH health services researcher with studies widely published and cited within the scientific community. Dr. Hauenstein conducts research in mental health, women’s health and health inequities and treatment disparities. Dr. Hauenstein is currently funded the National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities to examine health disparities in the Medicare seriously mentally ill disabled population R01MD010354. The model on which the research is based is Dr. Hauenstein’s most recent publication is ‘Modeling Health Disparities and Outcomes in Disenfranchised Populations. Dr. Hauenstein also is completing a mixed methods data analysis for her recently completed National Institute of Mental Health R34 examining the effect of a narrative intervention on depression in rural women (R34MH086929). Complementing her experiences as an educator and researcher is 20 years of practice as a licensed clinical psychologist, and certified advanced practice psychiatric nurse, as well as several years practicing as a Clinical Nurse Specialist in diabetes.

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  • PhD, University of Virginia Institute of Clinical Psychology
  • Certificate, Division of Medical Psychology Department of Psychiatry Duke University Medical Center
  • MSN, University of Wisconsin Madison
  • BSN, University of Rochester
  • Diploma, E.J. Meyer Memorial Hospital School of Nursing
  • Delaney, K., Naegle, M., Flinter, M., Pulcini, J., Hauenstein, E.J., (in press) Critical workforce issues for registered and advanced practice nurses in integrated care models. American Academy of Nursing on Policy.
  • Snellrood, C., Hauenstein, E.J., Leukefeld, C., Feltner, F., Marcum, A., Schoenberg, N., (in press) Mental Health Treatment Seeking Patterns and Preferences of Appalachian Women with Depression. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry.
  • Liebel, D. V., Powers, B.A., Hauenstein, E.J. (2015). Home health care nurse interactions with homebound geriatric patients with depression and disability. Research in Gerontological Nursing, 8(3), 130-139.doi:10.3928/19404921-20150105-01
  • Tantillo, M., McGraw, J.S., Hauenstein, E.J. & Groth, S.W. (2015). Partnering with patients and families to develop an innovative multifamily therapy group treatment for adults with anorexia nervosa. Advances in Eating Disorders, DOI:10.1080/21662630.2015.1048478
  • Hauenstein E.J., Glick, D.F., Kane, C., Kulbok, P., Barbero, E. Cox, K. A Model to Develop Nurse Leaders for Rural Practice, Journal of Professional Nursing, Vol 30, No. 6 (Novemer-December), 2014: pp 1–11
  • Kinser, P., Bourguignon, C., Whaley, D., Hauenstein, E., Taylor, A.G. (2013). Feasibility, acceptability, and effects of gentle Hatha yoga for women with major depression: Findings from a randomized controlled mixed-methods study. Archives of Psychiatric Nursing, 27, (3), 137-147.
  • Tantillo, M., Sanftner, J. & Hauenstein, E.J., (2013). Restoring connection in the face of disconnection: an integrative approach to understanding and treating anorexia nervosa. Advances in Eating Disorders: Theory, Research and Practice, 1(1): 21-38.
  • Covington, L.B., Patterson, F., Hale, L.E., Teti, D.M., Cordova, A., Mayberry, S., Hauenstein, E.J. (2020). The contributory role of the family context in early childhood sleep health: A systematic review. Sleep Health, 10.1016/j.sleh.2020.11.010
  • Hauenstein, E. J., Clark, R.S. (2020). Psychiatric nursing science: Current status and future prospect Archives of Psychiatric Nursing, 34 (5), 355-362 DOI: 10.1016/j.apnu.2020.07.008
  • Hauenstein, E.J., Clark, R.S. & Merwin, E.I. (2019). Modeling health disparities and outcomes in disenfranchised populations. Community Mental Health Journal, 55(1), 9-23 . 10.1007/s10597-018-0326-9
  • Special Issue Editor, “Future of Psychiatric Nursing” Archives of Psychiatric Nursing, October, 2020.

  • Hauenstein, E.J., Clark, R.S. & Merwin, E.I. (2019). Modeling Health Disparities and Outcomes in Disenfranchised Populations. Community Mental Health Journal, 55(1), 9-23 . 10.1007/s10597-018-0326-9
  • Hauenstein, E.J. Merwin, E.I. (Co-PI) (2016-2019) Reducing Health Disparities in SMI, Rural and Minority Populations. R01MD010354, National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities
  • Stacciarini, J.M., Cottler, L.B., Wiens, B., Lutz, B.J., Hauenstein, E.J. (2012). “Social Isolation among Latinos: An Intervention Development”, UF Opportunity Grant.
  • Jesse, D. E., Gaynes, B., Newton, E.R., Bunch, S., Swanson, M.S., Hollon, S. Hauenstein, E.J. (2010). A Public Health Program to Reduce Risk of Antepartum Depression, National Institute of Mental Health, R34MH086680-01A1.
  • Hauenstein, E.J. PI., Barbero, E., Davis, J., Hinton, I., Merkel, R.L. “Changing Narratives of Depression in Rural Women of the South” 1R34MH086929-01A1 R34 Funded, 2010-2014, National Institute of Mental Health.
  • American Academy of Nursing, 2012
  • International Society of Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurses 2012 Diversity Award, 2012
  • International Society of Psychiatric Nursing. Melva Jo Hendrix Lectureship Award
  • Blue Ridge Medical Center- Consultant, Wellness Passport Program, Mental Health Services. 2002-Present.