Promoting Student-Athlete Wellness and Substance Abuse Prevention

Genevieve Chandler, Ph.D., RN

Ginny Chandler
University of Massachusetts Amherst

I am a nurse scientist with expertise in intervention research built on a wealth of experience conducting resilience programs with emerging adults. As a mental health clinical nurse specialist my deep understanding of developing engaged relationships combined with a trauma informed care philosophy has enabled me to successfully collaborate with a diverse group of adolescents and emerging adults. As an educator I am committed to appreciative inquiry, strength-based teaching that facilitates engaged learning with high school to doctoral students. As a mentor I promote a non-hierarchical collaborative process to enable my protege and I to learn from one another.