Promoting Student-Athlete Wellness and Substance Abuse Prevention

Linda Hancock, FNP, Ph.D

Linda Hancock
Virginia Commonwealth University

Dr. Linda Hancock is the Director of  VCU’s  Wellness Resource Center and a Family Nurse Practitioner with a PhD in Education. Her specialty is making science user‐friendly and fun.   Linda has worked with college students for 29 years and says college students keep her up-to-date and real. She presents using hundreds of audience response clickers which allow her to have interactive and honest discussions with audiences on challenging issues.  She assists people in growing their understanding about all the “S’s” – sex, substances, stress, and spirituality. She has won several national awards for creative health education programs and her high energy and lively sense of humor have made her a popular national speaker.