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Bernadette Mazurek Melnyk

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Bernadette Mazurek Melnyk

Bernadette Mazurek Melnyk, PhD, APRN-CNP, FAANP, FNAP, FAAN, is vice president for health promotion, university chief wellness officer and executive director of the Helene Fuld Health Trust National Institute for Evidence-based Practice at The Ohio State University. 

Melnyk is recognized nationally and globally for her clinical knowledge; expertise in evidence-based practice, mental health and intervention research; as well as innovative approaches to health and wellness. She was the first chief wellness officer appointed at a university in the United States and founded and is the current president of the National Consortium for Building Healthy Academic Communities.

Melnyk is an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine, the American Academy of Nursing, the National Academies of Practice and the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. Editor of seven books and author more than 430 publications, she is a member of the board of directors for the National Forum for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention. Melnyk has more than $33 million of sponsored funding from federal agencies and foundations as a PI and, as a member of the National Academy of Medicine’s Action Collaborative on Clinician Well-being and Resilience, she is working to address the national crisis of healthcare provider burnout.

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