VP, Health Promotion, University Chief Wellness Officer, Professor and Dean, College of Nursing
The Ohio State University
Bernadette Mazurek Melnyk is Vice President for Health Promotion, University Chief Wellness Officer, Dean and Helene Fuld Health Trust Professor of Evidence-based Practice, the College of Nursing, Professor of Pediatrics and Psychiatry at the College of Medicine and Executive Director of the Helene Fuld Health Trust National Institute for Evidence-based Practice at The Ohio State University. She also serves as editor of the journal Worldviews on Evidence-based Nursing.
Dr. Melnyk is recognized nationally and globally for her clinical knowledge, expertise in evidence-based practice, mental health, and intervention research as well as her innovative approaches to health and wellness. She is sought after as a keynote speaker at national and international conferences and has presented hundreds of workshops on wellness and evidence-based practice for healthcare systems and corporations throughout the globe.
Dr. Melnyk was the first Chief Wellness Officer appointed at a University in the U.S. She founded and is the current president of the National Consortium for Building Healthy Academic Communities. Dr. 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. She is a member of the board of directors for the National Forum for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention and the NASEM Promoting Emotional Well-Being and Resilience Expert Panel. Dr. Melnyk has over $33 million dollars of sponsored funding from federal agencies and foundations as a PI, is an editor of seven books, and has authored over 470 publications. As a member of the National Academy of Medicine’s Action Collaborative on Clinician Well-being and Resilience, she is currently working to address the national crisis of healthcare provider burnout.