Areas of Expertise

  • Populations : Adolescents
  • Systems of Care : Integration

Professional Experience
Assistant Professor of Clinical Nursing, University of Rochester SON (Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing), Rochester, NY, US. 9/2006 - Current

Senior Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, Hillside Children's Center (Child and Adolescent Psychiatry), Rochester, NY, US. 3/2002 - Current

Research Assistant, University of Rochester School of Nursing, Rochester, NY, US. 1/2001 - Current

Senior Teaching Associate, University of Rochester, School of Nursing, Rochester, NY, US. 9/2002 - 8/2006

Assistant Clinical Professor, State University of New York at Stony Brook, School of Nursing (Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing), Stony Brook, NY, US. 10/1998 - 8/2006

Nurse Practitioner, Strong Memorial Hospital (Psychiatry), Rochester, NY, US. 7/2000 - 9/2003

Nurse Practitioner/Psychotherapist, Private Practice (Psychiatry), Huntington Station, NY, US. 10/1998 - 11/2002

Nurse II, University Medical Center at Stony Brook, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (Teaching and Research), Stony Brook, NY, US. 1/2000 - 7/2000

Nurse Practitioner, South Oaks Hospital (Psychiatry), Amityville, NY, US. 6/1999 - 7/2000

Treatment Coordinator/Nurse, Sagamore Children's Psychiatric Center (Psychiatry), Dix Hills, NY, US. 8/1998 - 8/1999

Nurse Practitioner Intern, Sagamore Children's Psychiatric Center (Intensive Day Treatment Program), Dix Hills, NY, US. 9/1997 - 5/1998

Nurse II, University Medical Center at Stony Brook, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (Teaching and Research), Stony Brook, NY, US. 10/1994 - 8/1998

Nurse Practitioner Intern, Northport Veterans Association (Psychiatry), Northport, NY, US. 11/1996 - 5/1997

Staff Nurse, Georgetown University Medical Center (Pediatric Intensive Care Unit), Washington, DC, US. 7/1994 - 9/1994

Awards
Loretta C. Ford Fellowship
University of Rochester School of Nursing, 2000

Award for Excellence in Clinical Practice
Sigma Theta Tau International, Kappa Gamma Chapter, 2000

Award for Outstanding Student Contributions
Sigma Theta Tau International, Kappa Gamma Chapter, 1997

Inducted
Sigma Theta Tau International, Kappa Gamma Chapter, 1994

Special Student Award for Research Excellence
Sigma Theta Tau International, Kappa Gamma Chapter, 1994

Dean's Award: Outstanding Contribution to the School and University
State University of New York at Stony Brook, School of Nursing, 1994

Regents Scholarship in Nursing
New York State, 1990

Presentations
Predictors of Negative Outcomes in Critically Ill Children and their Parents
15th International Nursing Research Conference, Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, 2004

Decisions, Decisions: How to Choose a SSRI
KySS: Keep Your Children/Yourself Self and Secure 1st National KySS Institute of Mental Health Screening, Intervention, and Health Promotion for Pediatric and Adolescent Primary Care and School Health Providers, National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners, 2004

Improving Physical and Mental Health Outcomes of Children and Teens with an Innovative Curriculum to Dually Prepare PNPs and PMHNPs
37th Biennial Convention, Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, 2003

After the Wounds Have Healed: The Impact of Acute Injury on Child and Adolescent Emotional Functioning
19th Annual Pediatric Nursing Conference: Riding the Winds of Change, Pediatric Nursing, 2003

Promoting Mental Health in Children and Teens: Findings and Clinical Implications from the National KySS Survey
14th International Nursing Research Conference, Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, 2003

KySS I Workshop (Keeping yourself/your children Safe and Secure) Anxiety Disorders in Children and Adolescents: Issues for Primary Care
23rd Annual Nursing Conference on Pediatric Primary Care, National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners, 2002

Predictors of PTSD in Children and Adolescents Following Motor Vehicle Accidents
3rd Annual National Evidenced Based Practice Conference, University of Rochester School of Nursing, 2001
Rochester, New York

Publications
Brown, H.E., Melnyk, B.M. (2006). The KySS Guide to Child and Adolescent Mental Health Screening, Early Intervention, and Health Promotion. Anxiety Disorders, 57-88.

Melnyk, B.M., Brown, H.E., Jones, D.C., Kreipe, R., Novak, J. (2003). Improving the Mental/Psychosocial Health of US Children and Adolescents: Outcomes and Implementation Strategies from the National KySS Summit. Journal of Pediatric Care, 17, S1-24.

Melnyk, B.M., Feinstein, N.F., Tuttle, J., Moldenhauer, Z., Herendeen, P., Veenema, T.G., Brown, H., Gullo, S., McMurtrie, M., Small, L. (2002). Mental Health Worries, Communication, and Needs in the Year of the US Terrorist Attack: National KySS Survey Findings. Journal of Pediatric Care, 16 (5), 222-234.