Faculty Spotlight: Assistant Professor Rasheeta Chandler, PhD, ARNP, FNP-BC, FAANP
Woodruff Health Sciences Center | Oct. 4, 2019
Dr. Chandler's research focuses on technological delivery of STIs, HIV, and unintended pregnancy prevention strategies/comprehensive sex education to emerging adults/college students and adolescents. She integrates technology into methodological approaches, with a goal of reducing health disparities and translating research findings into sustainable, relevant, community endorsed lifestyles. Dr. Chandler has 17 years of nursing experience and more than ten years of advanced practice experience. She has also taught classes in the nurse practitioner concentrations, qualitative research, HIV/AIDS, and Population/Public health to undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students. Dr. Chandler earned her PhD and master's degree in Nursing at the University of South Florida, and a bachelor's degree in nursing from Florida A&M University.
Briefly, tell us about a research project you’re working on...
I’m very excited to be working with Center for Black Women’s Wellness (CBWW), a community health clinic, and Morehouse School of Medicine to implement a telemedicine extension to CBWW’s current Women’s Reproductive Health services. The pilot project will help to overcome some of the social determinants of health that prohibit or cripple access to healthcare and ultimately population health outcomes.
What is one thing you hope your work can offer humanity by the end of your career?
I hope to influence a viable technology infrastructure that is integrated into the healthcare culture of underserved and rural community health practices.
If you could go back in time and offer yourself some advice early in your career, what would you say?
Be confident in the unique skillset you bring to the Nursing space and live in it! "You can do some rather extraordinary things if that's what you really believe," Toni Morrison the NYT in 1987.
What do you enjoy most about being at Emory Nursing?
I enjoy the comradery with colleagues, working with highly motivated students, and being in a space of academic rigor that motivates continuous professional growth & development.
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