Bernadette Mazurek Melnyk, PhD, APRN-CNP, FAANP, FNAP, FAAN
Vice President for Health Promotion, University Chief Wellness Officer, Ohio State University College of Nursing
Dr. Bern Melnyk is Vice President for Health Promotion, University Chief Wellness Officer, Dean and Helene Fuld Health Trust Professor of Evidence-based Practice at The Ohio State University where she also is Professor of Pediatrics and Psychiatry in the College of Medicine and Executive Director of the Helene Fuld Health Trust National Institute for Evidence-based Practice (EBP). She is recognized globally for her expertise in EBP, child and adolescent mental health, and intervention research as well as her innovative approaches to population health and well-being. Bern is a frequent keynote speaker at national and international conferences, and has presented hundreds of workshops on EBP, health and wellness, and mental health throughout the nation and globe. She is editor of 7 books, has more than 500 publications and over $35 million dollars of sponsored funding. Bern is an elected fellow of the National Academy of Medicine, the American Academy of Nursing that has recognized her three times as an Edge Runner, the National Academies of Practice, and the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. She served a four-year term on the United States Preventive Services Task Force and the Behavioral Health Standing Committee of the National Quality Forum. She was appointed to the National Academy of Medicine’s Action Collaborative on Clinician Well-being and Resilience in 2017 on which she still continues to serve and is the current president of the National Consortium for Building Healthy Academic Communities.