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Bernadette Melnyk

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Bernadette Melnyk

Arizona State University College of Nursing and Healthcare innovation
Nursing, health care innovation, prevention, evidenced-based medicine


Dr. Melnyk is presently principal investigator for research, evidence-based practice, and educational projects funded at more than $3 million, including two grants from the National Institute of Nursing Research. Dr. Melnyk's record of scholarship includes over 80 publications, including recently published books by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins titled Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing & Healthcare and A Guide to Best Practice and by the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners titled KySS Guide to Child and Adolescent Mental Health Screening, Early Intervention and Health Promotion. As an indication of her leadership, Dean Melnyk was appointed in November 2007 as one of two nurse executives on the U.S. Preventative Services Task Force, the leading independent panel of experts in prevention and primary care. The task force, which is supported by the Agency for Healthcare Research Quality, conducts rigorous, impartial assessments of the scientific evidence for the effectiveness of a broad range of clinical preventive services. Its recommendations are considered the gold standard for clinical preventive services. Dr. Melnyk also is a member of the Institute of Medicine Healthcare Professionals Sector convened by IOM's Roundtable on Evidence-based Medicine.

Dean's Office, ASU College of Nursing & Health Innovation
500 N. Third Street
Phoenix  Arizona  85004
United States
Office Phone: 
(602) 496-2200
Office Fax: 
(602) 649-0886


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