I am an Associate Professor in the Harris College of Nursing and Health Sciences at Texas Christian University with teaching responsibilities in public health nursing at the undergraduate level and research advising at the graduate level. With a research background in integrative therapies for health promotion and self-care, my current scholarship focuses on promoting food literacy and environmental health literacy across the lifespan. As the project lead of RxPLORE™: Prescribing Life Outdoors and Real Exploration, I direct undergraduate and graduate students and faculty from a diverse range of disciplines on nature-based health promotion and conservation efforts.
I am a consultant on professional development and continuing education with the Tarrant County Public Health Department, where I also serve on the Community Advisory Board for the Nurse-Family Partnership. I am actively involved in the Association of Community Health Nursing Educators, and I am the appointed ACHNE representative to the Council of Public Health Nursing Organizations.