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Emily Hauenstein, PhD, RN, LCP

Professor of Nursing, Emerita

Department: Southeastern Rural Mental Health Research Center

Office: McLeod 2013B
Phone: (434) 924-0093
Email: ejh7m@Virginia.EDU
Fax: (434) 982-3275
I am a nurse and clinical psychologist and have been at the University of Virginia since 1976. As an academic researcher I am committed to development of new knowledge that supports the mental health of diverse populations including women and rural and impoverished people, and strategies to deliver mental health care to the under served. I am particularly interested in narrative methods and technological strategies that can be creatively applied to the development of personal healing stories. As a teacher, I support the integration of knowledge from the social sciences, the arts, and science to facilitate an informed, creative and effective practice of nursing and psychotherapy.

Currently I am the Thomas A. Saunders III, Family Professor, University of Virginia, School of Nursing and Director, Southeastern Rural Mental Health Research Center. I hold a Ph.D. from the University of Virginia in Clinical Psychology (1987), a Master of Science degree in Nursing from the University of Wisconsin-Madison (1977) and a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from the University of Rochester.  I am licensed as a nurse and clinical psychologist in the Commonwealth of Virginia and am a Diplomate in Medical Psychotherapy (AABP). 

Research Focus

My program of research has focused on health services and intervention, designing intervention programs for women, rural, and disadvantaged populations. I have held several NIH grants that have supported this line of research and have served on several NIH grant review committees including a 3 year term as a permanent member of the Services Research Specialty Review group at the National Institute of Mental Health.

Clinical Focus

Narrative Psychotherapy, Psychiatric Nursing, Storytelling as therapeutic practice.

Teaching Focus

I am a member of the Ph.D faculty and most recently have taught Philosophy of Science. In the Master of Science program I teach Research Methods and the Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing Clinical Practicum.


Journal Articles

Kinser, P., Bourguignon, C., Whaley, D., Hauenstein, E., & Taylor, A.G. (2013). Feasibility, acceptability, and effects of gentle Hatha yoga for women with major depression: Findings from a randomized controlled mixed-methods study. Archives of Psychiatric Nursing, 27(3), 137-147. doi:10.1016/j.apnu.2013.01.003

Stern, S., Merwin, E., Hauenstein, E., Hinton, I., Rovnyak, V., Wilson, M., Williams, I. & Mahone, I.H. (2010). The effects of rurality on mental and physical health. Health Services and Outcomes Research Methodology, 10(1), 33-66.

Farrell,S. P., Mahone, I.H., Zerull,L.M., Guerlain,S., Hauenstein,E. J., Schorling,J. (2009). Electronic screening for mental health in rural primary care: Implementation.. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 30(3), 165-173.

Hauenstein,E. J. (2009). On scientific revolutions.. Archives of Psychiatric Nursing, 23(2), 180.

Farrell,S. P.,Zerull,M. L.,Mahone,I. H.,Guerlain,S.,Akan,D.,Hauenstein,E. J.,Schorling,J. (2009). Electronic screening for mental health in rural primary care: Feasibility and user testing.. CIN: Computers, Informatics, Nursing, 27(2), 1-6.

Wyatt,T. H.,Hauenstein,E. J. (2008). Pilot testing Okay With Asthma: an online asthma intervention for school-age children.. Journal of School Nursing, 24(3), 145-150.

Wyatt,T. H.,Hauenstein,E. (2008). Enhancing children's health through digital story.. CIN: Computers, Informatics, Nursing, 26(3), 142-148.

Hauenstein,E. J. (2008). Building the rural mental health system: from De Facto system to quality care. Annual Review of Nursing Research, 26, 143-173.

Hauenstein,E. J.,Petterson,S.,Rovnyak,V.,Merwin,E.,Heise,B.,Wagner,D. (2007). Rurality and mental health treatment.. Administration & Policy in Mental Health, 34(3), 255-267.

Hauenstein,E. J.,Peddada,S. D. (2007). Prevalence of major depressive episodes in rural women using primary care.. Journal of Health Care for the Poor & Underserved, 18(1), 185-202.

Hauenstein,E. J.,Petterson,S.,Merwin,E.,Rovnyak,V.,Heise,B.,Wagner,D. (2006). Rurality, gender, and mental health treatment.. Family & community health, 29(3), 169-185.

Hauenstein,E. J. (2003). No comfort in the rural South: women living depressed. Archives of Psychiatric Nursing, 17(1), 3-11.

Hauenstein,E. J. (2003). Depression in adolescence. JOGNN - Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, & Neonatal Nursing, 32(2), 239-248.

Hauenstein,E. J. (1997). A nursing practice paradigm for depressed rural women: the Women's Affective Illness Treatment Program.. Archives of Psychiatric Nursing, 11(1), 37-45.

Boyd,M. R.,Hauenstein,E. J. (1997). Psychiatric assessment and confirmation of dual disorders in rural substance abusing women.. Archives of Psychiatric Nursing, 11(2), 74-81.

Hauenstein,E. J. (1996). Testing innovative nursing care: home intervention with depressed rural women.. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 17(1), 33-50.

Hauenstein,E. J. (1996). A nursing practice paradigm for depressed rural women: theoretical basis.. Archives of Psychiatric Nursing, 10(5), 283-292.

Hauenstein,E. J.,Boyd,M. R. (1994). Depressive symptoms in young women of the Piedmont: prevalence in rural women.. Women & health, 21(2-3), 105-123.

Hauenstein,E. J. (1992). Shifting the paradigm: toward integrative research on mothers and children. Journal of Child & Adolescent Psychiatric & Mental Health Nursing, 5(4), 18-30.

Hauenstein,E. J. (1991). Young women and depression: Origin, outcome, and nursing care. Nursing Clinics of North America, 26(3), 601-612.

Hauenstein,E. J.,Marvin,R. S.,Snyder,A. L.,Clarke,W. L. (1989). Stress in parents of children with diabetes mellitus.. Diabetes care, 12(1), 18-23.

Book Sections

Hauenstein,E. J.,Boyd,M. A. (2007). Suicide and care: Children, Adolescents and Adults.. In Boyd,M. A. (Ed.), Psychiatric Nursing, Contemporary Practice (pp. ). Philadelphia: Lippincott.

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