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CURRICULUM VITAE

Michelle Kahn-John, PhD, RN, PMHNP-BC, GNP, Clinical Associate Professor

University of Arizona College of Nursing

mkahnjohn@email.arizona.edu

520-626-4736

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND:

Institution                                                        Degrees                                                Date

University of Colorado AMC                               PhD                                                      May 2014

Aurora, CO

University of Colorado HSC                               Post Masters-Adult/Geriatric NP             August 2000     

Denver, CO

University of Colorado HSC                               Masters-Adult PMHNP                           May 2000         

Denver, CO

University of New Mexico                                   Bachelors of Science Nursing                 May 1996         

City, State

University of New Mexico                                   Associates Degree Nursing                    May 1995         

DOCTORAL DISSERTATION

Title : The factor structure of six cultural concepts on psychological distress and health related quality of life in a Southwestern American Indian Tribe.

Advisor: Joan K. Magilvy, PhD, RN

PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATIONS: 

Credential                                                  Accrediting Organization                           Date

Adult Psychiatric Mental Health NP               American Nurse Credentialing Center           7/1/16

Geriatric Nurse Practitioner                          American Nurse Credentialing Center          

MAJOR FIELDS/INTERESTS:

Research/ Scholarship:

Emphasis on American Indian Protective Factors and Resilience, Diné (Navajo) Hózhó Philosophy of Wellness, American Indian Healing Interventions, culture and ceremony.

Clinical: Psychiatric and Geriatric Nurse Practitioner

EMPLOYMENT:

Employer                                       Title                                                                 Period

University of Arizona                        Clinical Associate Professor                              7/1/19-Present        

Tucson, AZ

University of Arizona                        Assistant Professor                                           9/3/19-6/30/19        

Tucson, AZ

Tséhootsooi Medical Center             Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner                             7/1/18-Present        

Fort Defiance, AZ 86504 & Sanders, AZ

Oro Valley Hospital                         Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner                             2/15/2016-Present   

Tucson, AZ

New Mexico VA Hospital                 Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner                             6/1/14-5/14/16        

Albuquerque, NM

New Mexico VA Hospital                 Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner                             7/13/14-8/31/14       

Albuquerque, NM

Aurora Mental Health                       Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner                             2/11/13-5/30/14       

Aurora, CO

University of Colorado AMC CON     Classroom lecturer/instructor                              6/1/12-3/15/13

Aurora, CO

Fort Defiance Indian Hospital           Health Systems Administrator-BH                       5/1/05-9/7/12          

Fort Defiance, AZ                            & Psychiatric NP

Fort Defiance Indian Hospital           Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner                             1/2/04-5/30/05

Fort Defiance, AZ                            Lt. Commander in USPHS                                                 

Mt. Edgecumbe Hospital                  Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner                             6/18/03-12/22/03     

Sitka, AK                                        Lt. Commander in USPHS

Fort Defiance Indian Hospital           Behavioral Health Director                                 8/2000-6/2003         

Fort Defiance, AZ                            & Psychiatric NP/Geriatric NP

Fort Defiance Indian Hospital           Public Health Nurse                                           11/1996-8/1998       

Fort Defiance, AZ

Fort Defiance Indian Hospital           Medical Surgical RN                                          6/1996-11/1996

Fort Defiance, AZ                           

                                          

 

Rehoboth McKinley Hospital            Medical Surgical & Pediatric Unit RN                  8/1995-6/1996         

Gallup, NM                                      Psychiatric NP

 

HONORS AND AWARDS:

 

Scholarships:                                                                                                               Period

Indian Health Services Section 118 Scholarship                                   August 1998-August 2000

Honor and Scholarly Societies:

Sigma Theta Tau                                                                                                     May 2000

Recognition/Awards:

Dine Studies Conference: Award for research excellence on the Navajo Nation              October 2018

                                                                                                                   

Tsaile, AZ, Navajo Nation

Tucson’s Fab 50 Nursing Awardee                                                                                   May 2018

                                                                                                                                          

Tucson, AZ

Distinguished Dissertation Award for a dissertation titled: The Factor Structure of Six Cultural Concepts on Psychological Distress and Health Related Quality of Life in a Southwestern American Indian Tribe. University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus-College of Nursing                               May 2014       Aurora, CO

Ann M. Voda Award for Scholarship and Research presented to support and encourage American Indian Scholars and Researchers. Western Institute of Nursing Annual Conference            April 2014       Seattle, WA

Recipient of the National Indian Health Service Directors award. Recognized for direction and  the establishment of a new inpatient adolescent psychiatric unit.                                May 2006                                                                                                                                               Rockville, MD

OUTREACH/SERVICE:

Outreach to the Community:

Secretary- Diné Hataałii Association (Association of Traditional Healers on the Navajo Nation)                                                                                                                                    February 2016-Present

Consultant to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Tribal Health Research Office (THRO)

      Facilitator of the NIH THRO Traditional Medicine Summit                              May 2019-Nov 2019

Consultant to the Substance Abuse Mental Health Service Administration                        2017-2018

      Co-Authorship of the Cultural Wisdom Declaration

Intramural: University of Arizona, College of Nursing Committees

Member:

Department Review Committee, University of Arizona College of Nursing         May 2019-Present

Faculty Council Committee, University of Arizona College of Nursing              August 2018-May 2019

Chairperson:

Add this if an elected position (within CON), year (or range) of activity

Intramural: University of Arizona, University-wide Committees

 

Treasurer, University of Arizona Native Faculty Group                                         July 2018- May 2019

 

      Member,  University of Arizona Native American Research and Training Center Faculty                                                                                                                                                                 Sept 2014-Present

Extramural: Outreach/Service to the Profession

Current Memberships:

International Society of Psychiatric Nurses

Sigma Theta Tau

Western Institute of Nursing

Professional Consultations - Grants and Research:

 

Consultant, Center for American Indian Resilience. PI: Nicollete I. Teufel-Shone. Funded by National Institutes of Health (2014-2017). https://in.nau.edu/cair/ $

 

Professional Consultations - Review Boards and Journals

Manuscript Reviewer, Journal of Transcultural Nursing

Manuscript Reviewer, Journal of the American Psychiatric Nursing Association

Other Extramural Professional Service:

None

Professional Organizational Activity:

 

Local/State:

None

Professional Organizational Activity:

 

National/International:

None

PUBLICATIONS:

Kahn-John, M., Koithan, M. (2015). Living in Health, Harmony, and Beauty: The Diné Hózhó Wellness Philosophy. Global Advances in Health and Medicine. 4 (3), 24- 30. 

 

Kahn-John, M. (2015). Online April 1, 2015. The Path to Developing the Hózhó Resilience Model for Nursing Research and Practice. Applied Nursing Research. 29, 144-147.

 

Kahn-John, M. (2010). Concept Analysis of Diné Hózhó: A Navajo Wellness Philosophy.  Advances in Nursing Science. 33 (2), 113-125.

Scholarly Book Chapters:

Kahn-John, M. (2020?). Navajos in Giger, J.N. (8th ed.),Transcultural Nursing: Assessment and Intervention,  (8th ed., pp  XXX-XXX). St. Louis, MO: Mosby Inc, an imprint of Elsevier. ** in progress

Lusk, P., Kahn-John, M. (2019). Integrative Nursing Management of Anxiety in Kreitzer, M.J, Koithan, M. (eds). Integrative Nursing (2nd ed., pp.221-239). New York, NY: Oxford University Press

Refereed Journals:

None

Invited Articles:

None

Under Review

 

Kahn-John, M., Badger, T., McEwen, M, Saint-Arnault, D., Chico-Jarillo, T. (2020),  The Diné (Navajo) Hózhó Lifeway: A focused ethnography on intergenerational understanding of American Indian Cultural Wisdom. Under Review-accepted with revisions, Journal of Transcultural Nursing.

Epublications and Media:

None

Other Scholarly Work:

Antone, C., Kahn-John, M., Flores, M., Solomon, T.A. (2016). Cultural Wisdom Declaration: The National Tribal Behavioral Health Agenda, 3-7. Retrieved on 9-4-2019 at https://www.nihb.org/docs/12052016/FINAL%20TBHA%2012-4-16.pdf

Reports of Funded Research (Examples):

Title of report. Final report to (organization), (xxxx) year of submission.

SCHOLARLY PRESENTATIONS:

 

Conferences (Total=11; Published abstracts peer reviewed):

 

Carpenter, C.R., Kahn-John, M. (2019) Poster Presentation: Introducing Indigenous Knowledge: The Underpinning of Indigenous Wellness. Western Institute of Nursing Research                                                                                                                                            San Diego, CA

 

Kahn-John, M. (2017) Poster Presentation: Measuring Emotional Distress and Inflammation before and after a Diné Ceremony. Navajo Nation Human Research Review Board Conference, October 19, 2017.                                                                                                           Window Rock, AZ

 

Lusk, P., Kahn-John, M. (2017)Podium Presentation, co-presenting with Pamela Lusk, PMHNP: Honoring the Patient as Expert (culture bound psychiatric symptoms among the Navajo). Psychiatric Nurses Association Annual Conference.                                                                  Tempe, AZ

Kahn-John, M. (2017). Podium Presentation: Representing the Diné Hataałii Association (Navajo Association of Traditional Healers): Traditional & Spiritual perspectives on genetic/genomic research. Tribal Data Sharing and Genetics Policy Development Workshop August 31 and September 1, 2017                                                                                 Albuquerque, NM

Kahn-John, M. (2017). Podium Presentation: Psychiatric Assessment and Pharmacological Management of the Older Adult in the Outpatient Setting. American Association of Nurse Practitioners Annual Conference, June 21.                                                                                     Philadelphia, PA

Kahn-John, M. (2017). Podium Presentation: Focused Ethnography on Diné Hózhó. Western Institute of Nursing Conference, April 17                                                                              Denver, CO

Kahn-John (2017). Poster: Hózhó Resilience Model and Integrative Nursing Principles. International Integrative Nursing Conference, April 3-5                                                     Tucson, AZ.

Lusk, P., Kahn-John, M. (2017). Podium Presentation: Honoring the Patient as “Expert”: Integrative Nursing and Compassionate Care Practices. International Integrative NursingConference.                                                                                                                  Tucson, AZ

Lusk, P., Miller, C., Kahn-John, M. (2017). Podium Presentation: Transforming Nursing Assessment with Integrative Nursing Principles, International Integrative Nursing Conference, April 3-5                                                                                                                                                Tucson, AZ

Kahn-John, M., Love, R., Lusk, P. (2017). Podium Presentation: Practical Guide to Screening, Brief Intervention, and Management of Anxiety and Depression in Adults and Adolescents. Southwestern Region Nurse Practitioner Symposium                                          Scottsdale, AZ

Kahn-John, M. (2015). Podium Presentation: Concepts and Models of Resilient Health in a Southwestern American Indian Tribe. Western Institute of Nursing Annual Conference, April 23

                                                                                                                        Albuquerque, NM

Invited Presentations:

Kahn-John, M., Gone, J., Warne, D. (2019) [November 20-22, 2019]. Co-Facilitators: Traditional Medicine Summit.                                                                                                    Aurora, CO

Kahn-John, M. (2019) [November 7, 2019]. Operationalizing Attributes of Hózhó for academic and career wellness. Navajo Nurse (N-Nurse0 Tenth Symposium.                   Flagstaff, AZ

 

Kahn-John, M. (2017) Podium Presentation: Focused Ethnography on Diné Hózhó, Invitation to share research from Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration & Tribal Technical Advisory Committee, June 25-26, 2017.                                                                         Albuquerque, NM

 

Kahn-John, M. (2017). Podium Presentation-International Indigenous Nursing Research Summit: Honoring our Past, Present and Future. Qualitative Exploration of Diné Hózhó and the Hózhó Resilience Model, May 18.                                                                    Tallahassee, FL

 

Kahn-John, M. (2016) Webinar Series: Qualitative Exploration of Diné Hózhó Center for American Indian Resilience Webinar Series,  University of Arizona.                                       Tucson, AZ.

 

Kahn-John, M. (2016).Podium: Depression in Diné (Navajo) Adults who Participate in the Diné Hóchxó’íjí (Navajo Evil Way/Ghost Way) Ceremony       . Arizona Health Sciences Career Development Award Recipient Event.                                                                                       Tucson, AZ

 

Kahn-John, M., Flores, M. (2015). Podium Presentation: Concepts and Models of Resilient Health. Pilot Testing of American Indian Historical Trauma Course for medical students at the Annual Conference for the Association of American Indian Physicians, July                        Seattle, WA

 

Kahn-John, M. (2015). Podium Presentation: Hózhó Resilience. Center For American Indian Resilience: Summer Research Enhancement Program (SREP)                                               Tsaile, AZ

 

Kahn-John, M. (2015). Podium Presentation: Concepts and Models of Resilient Health in a Southwestern American Indian Tribe. University of Arizona, Native Research and Training Center American Advisory Council Meeting, February                                                           Tucson, AZ.

 

International Presentations (Published abstracts peer-reviewed):

Kahn-John, M., Carpenter, C.R. (Sept 13, 2019) Poster Presentation: Self-reported insights and benefits of a Diné (Navajo) Ceremony. International Mental Health Nursing Conference at the Royal College of Nursing.                                                                   London, UK

RESEARCH GRANTS & CONTRACTS:

Extramural:

Principle Investigator. Indians into Nursing Career Advancement Transitions Scholars (INCATS). Cooperative Agreement Grant awarded September 2019-2014, year 1, from the Indian Health Services $2million

Co-Director of Scholarly Enrichment. Arizona Nursing Inclusive Excellence (ANIE) Health diversity grant awarded in 2015-2020, year 4, from the Health Resources and Services Administration (No. D19HP30859-01-00), $1.9 Million.

Intramural:

Principle Investigator. Depression in Diné (Navajo) Adults who Participate in the Diné Hóchxó’íjí (Navajo Restoration Ceremony.) Role: Principal Arizona Health Sciences Center Career Development Award. Awarded in 2015 through 2017 from the University of Arizona Health Sciences Center.  Salary support of $225,050 to cover -75% of total base salary, research costs, travel, and 5% to mentor's (Dr. Terry Badger) research program. Mentors:(Terry Badger, PhD, RN-Professor, University of Arizona College of Nursing, Denise Saint-Arnault, PhD, RN-Associate Professor, University of Michigan-College of Nursing, Marylyn McEwen, PhD, RN-Professor, University of Arizona College of Nursing, Thaddeus Pace, PhD-Assistant Professor, University of Arizona College of Nursing, Chiu Hsieh (Paul) Hsu, PhD-Associate Professor, University of Arizona College of Public Health), $225,050.

Principle Investigator. Qualitative Exploration of Hózhó, A Diné (Navajo) philosophy awarded in 2014-2015 from the University of Arizona-College of Nursing, Emmons Award in the amount of $20,000.

TEACHING AND MENTORING RESPONSIBILTIES:

Formal Courses (taught currently):

Sem/Year

Course No. & Title (Units)

Class Size

Role

% of Course Responsibility

Spring 2020

NURS629a Advanced Family Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing I (2-5)

25

Chair

100%

Fall 2019

NURS693a Doctor of Nursing Practice Residency-Psychiatry

19

Co-Chair

20%

Fall 2019

NURS699 Population Health

125

Co-Chair

25%

Summer 2019

NURS629B Advanced Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing II (4)

19

Co-Chair

75%

Spring 2019

NURS629a Advanced Family Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing I

19

Co-Chair

60%

Fall 2018

NURS753 Population Health

125

 

25%

Fall 2018

NURS693a Doctor of Nursing Practice Residency-Psychiatry

19

Co-Chair

20%

Summer 2018

NURS629B Advanced Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing II (4)

18

Co-Chair

75%

Spring 2018

NURS629a Advanced Family Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing I (2-5)

18

Co-Chair

60%

Fall 2017

NURS753 Population Health

100

Co-Chair

25%

Fall 2017

NURS693a Doctor of Nursing Practice Residency-Psychiatry

100

Co-Chair

20%

Summer 2017

NURS629B Advanced Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing II (4)

18

Co-Chair

50%

Spring

2017

NURS629A Advanced Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing I (2-5)

18

Co-Chair

25%

Fall 2016

NURS753 Population Health

19

Co-Chair

25%

Fall 2016

NURS693a Doctor of Nursing Practice Residency-Psychiatry

16

Co-Chair

20%

Summer 2016

NURS629B Advanced Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing II (4)

16

Co-Chair

50%

Spring 2016

NURS629A Advanced Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing I (2-5)

16

Co-Chair

10%

Fall 2015

NURS753 Population Health

100

Co-Faculty

20%

Fall 2015

NURS693a Doctor of Nursing Practice Residency-Psychiatry

100

Co-Faculty

25%

Fall 2015

NURS573 Psychopharmacology (1)

10

Co-Faculty

40%

Summer 2015

NURS629B Advanced Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing II (4)

10

Co-Faculty

25%

Spring 2015

NURS629A Advanced Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing I (2-5)

10

Co-Faculty

25%

 

 

Guest Lectures:

 

Year

Course No. & Title

Topic

Hours

Class Size

 

 

 

 

 

Student Advising:

Undergraduate students mentored:

Dates

Name

Program or School

Summer 2019

Natalie Archuleta

UA ANIE Program-Pre-Nursing

Summer 2017

Autumn

UA ANIE Program-Pre-Nursing

Graduate students mentored:

Dates

Name

Program or School

 

 

 

Formal Mentoring or Supervising Responsibilities:

Independent Study Supervisor (Undergraduate)

Dates

Name

Titles of Independent Study

 

 

 

Independent Study Supervisor (Graduate)

Dates

Name

Titles of Independent Study

 

 

 

Formal Mentoring Support (Graduate)

Dates

Name

Titles of Independent Study

2017-2020

Cristina R. Carpenter-

PhD Chair: Research Practicum

Robert Woods Johnson Future of Nursing Scholars Program

2017-2020

Carrie Langley

PhD Committee member: Research Practicum

Robert Woods Johnson Future of Nursing Scholars Program

2017-2020

Simone Linson

PhD Chair: Research Practicum

2017

Rachel Katonak

PhD Co-Chair: Research Practicum

2018-2020

Martha Rukavena

DNP FNP Mentor: Arizona Nursing Inclusive Excellence (ANIE)

2019-2020

Johnice Barrajas

DNP AGACNP Mentor: Arizona Nursing Inclusive Excellence (ANIE) and Indians Into Nursing (INCATS).

2019-2020

Diana Puente-Head

DNP-FNP Mentor: Arizona Nursing Inclusive Excellence (ANIE)

2018-2020

Rhea Decoteau

PhD Mentor: Arizona Nursing Inclusive Excellence (ANIE)

2017-2019

Tiffin Zellers

DNP-PMHNP Mentor: Arizona Nursing Inclusive Excellence (ANIE)

2017-2018

Eric Rivas

DNP-PMHNP Mentor: Arizona Nursing Inclusive Excellence (ANIE)

2017

Sofia Falana

DNP-PMHNP Mentor: Arizona Nursing Inclusive Excellence (ANIE)

2018

Cristina Gutierrez

DNP-PMHNP Chair and Mentor: Arizona Nursing Inclusive Excellence (ANIE)

2018

Danielle Torres

DNP-FNP Mentor: Arizona Nursing Inclusive Excellence (ANIE)

 Supervisor for Graduate Practicum [Nursing Education]

Dates

Name

Practicum Activity

2019

Kayode Wemimo

Chair and Clinical Supervising Faculty; Doctor of Nursing Practice-Psychiatry

2019

Tiffin Marie Zellers

Committee Member and Clinical Supervising Faculty: Doctor of Nursing Practice-Psychiatry

2019

Tonia Isotalo

Chair and Clinical Supervising Faculty: Doctor of Nursing Practice-Psychiatry

2018

Christine Lee

Chair and Clinical Supervising Faculty: Doctor of Nursing Practice-Psychiatry

2017

Ian Thomas

Chair and Clinical Supervising Faculty: Doctor of Nursing Practice-Psychiatry

2016

Andrea Craighead

Chair and Clinical Supervising Faculty: Doctor of Nursing Practice-Psychiatry

2015

Sekou Jones

Chair and Clinical Supervising Faculty: Doctor of Nursing Practice-Psychiatry

2015

Jodie Agins

Clinical Supervising Faculty: Doctor of Nursing Practice-Psychiatry

2015

Natalie Rockwell

Clinical Supervising Faculty: Doctor of Nursing Practice-Psychiatry

PhD Advisees:

Year

Name

School

2017-In progress

Cristina Rivera Carpenter

Dissertation Title:

Tentative: Perceptions of Wellness among Diné Women in a Bordertown: A Qualitative Descriptive Study

University of Arizona CON

2014-2016

Rachel Katonak

Dissertation Title:

Understanding the Pain Experience of Native Americans: A Qualitative Descriptive Study

https://search.proquest.com/docview/2001243315?pq-origsite=primo

 

University of Arizona CON

2015-2016

Natalie Pool

Dissertation Title:

Humanizing the Inhuman: The Meaning of the American Indian Patience Cancer-Care Nurse Relationship

https://repository.arizona.edu/handle/10150/622966

University of Arizona CON

DNP Advisees:

Year

Name

School

2020

Tonia Isotalo

DNP Project Title:

Depression Screening in Hospice and Palliative Care

University of Arizona CON

2019

Kayode Wemimo-Psychiatry

DNP Project Title:

Suicide Prevention among Older Adults with Depression

University of Arizona CON

2019

Annette Bunn -Psychiatry

DNP Project Title:

Reducing Barriers to Primary Care among Persons with a Mental Illness in an Urban Mental Health Clinic

University of Arizona CON

2018

Kalu Okorie-Psychiatry

DNP Project Title:

Educating Mental Health Clinic Providers on the Benefits of Yoga for Older Adults

University of Arizona CON

2018

Christina Gutierrez-Psychiatry

DNP Project Title:

Exploring Non-Psychiatric Nurse Attitudes, Knowledge Base and Comfort Level In Caring For Patients With Mental Illness

University of Arizona CON

2017

Ian Thomas-Psychiatry

DNP Project Title:

Identification of ‘Time to Treatment’ for Alcohol Withdrawal in the Emergency Department’

University of Arizona CON

2017

Andrea Craighead-Psychiatry

DNP Project Title:

A Descriptive Survey of Advanced Practice Registered Nurses’ Preparedness for Treating Geriatric Depression

University of Arizona CON

2015

Stacey Underwood-Psychiatry

DNP Project Title:

Nurse’s Use of the Dynamic Appraisal Of Situational Aggression (DASA) In An Emergency Psychiatric Setting

University of Arizona CON

 

Predoctoral Fellows supervised or mentored:

Dates

Name

Program or School

Role

Current Position

None

 

 

 

 

Postdoctoral Fellows supervised or mentored:

Dates

Name

Program or School

Role

Current Position

None

 

 

 

 

Faculty Mentored:

Dates

Name

Position While Mentored

Mentoring Role

Current Position

None

 

 

 

 

Staff Development Teaching Activities:

Dates

Title of Presentation/ Description of Activity

Hours

Class Size

2016

Cultural Intelligence: Presentation to UA College of Nursing

.5

30