We recently talked with Dr. Bernadette Melnyk at the 2013 NONPF (National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties) Conference in Pittsburgh, in which she was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award. Dr. Melnyk is the Dean of Nursing at Ohio State University, as well as Chief Wellness Officer of the university—the first Chief Wellness Officer ever to serve in a university setting. She is the co-author of the Springer Publishing title, Intervention Research: Designing, Conducting, Analyzing, and Funding.

Watch the clips below to hear Dr. Melnyk discuss her book, Intervention Research, her lifetime achievement award, and her work at Ohio State University.

About the Book: Intervention Research, which won an AJN Book of the Year Award in Nursing Research, is a practical, user-friendly guide for health care researchers across multiple disciplines who are involved in intervention research. It provides all of the essential elements needed for understanding how to design, conduct, analyze, and fund intervention studies that are replicable and can withstand the scrutiny of the Institutional Review Board and peer review. Developed from an annual continuing education workshop on intervention studies conducted by Dr. Melnyk, this text is the most comprehensive body of information available on this topic.


Dr. Melnyk on Intervention Research


Dr. Melnyk on Her Lifetime Achievement Award


Dr. Melnyk on Her Work at OSU and the Intervention Studies Workshop


About the Author: Bernadette Mazurek Melnyk, PhD, RN, CPNP/PMHNP, FNAP, FAAN is currently Associate Vice President for Health Promotion, University Chief Wellness Officer, and Dean of the College of Nursing at The Ohio State University. Formerly, she was Dean and Distinguished Foundation Professor at Arizona State University College of Nursing and Health Innovation. Dr. Melnyk is an internationally recognized expert in evidence-based practice, intervention research, and child and adolescent mental health, and is a frequent keynote speaker at national and international conferences on these topics. She has served as a scientific reviewer for multiple study sections and special emphasis panels at the National Institutes of Health and has consulted with healthcare systems and colleges throughout the nation and globe on how to implement and sustain evidence-based practice. Her record includes over 11 million dollars of sponsored funding from federal agencies as principal investigator and over 170 publications. Dr. Melnyk is co-editor of the well-known books, Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing & Healthcare: A Guide to Best Practice, Implementing Evidence-based Practice: Real World Success Stories, and the KySS Guide for Child and Adolescent Mental Health Screening: Early Intervention and Health Promotion.