Rasheeta Chandler, PhD, RN
Emory University School of Nursing,
Assistant Research Professor
r. Rasheeta Chandler, PhD, ARNP, FNP-BC, is an Assistant Professor at Emory University’s Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing. Her research interests include HIV prevention in adolescents and behavioral health, supported by funding from the National Institute on Nursing Research. Through a series of pioneering studies, Dr. Chandler has addressed the sexual health interventions for a significant population—young African American women. This group accounts for the largest share of new HIV infections at a rate 20 times higher than white women. Dr. Chandler’s steady and persistent science has generated new knowledge and clinically relevant strategies for improving health education with this group by incorporating social media and digital technologies into the health education process.
Dr. Chandler has been invited to present her work to numerous national and international audiences for notable organizations such as Sigma Theta Tau International, the American Public Health Association, and the State of Science Congress on Nursing Research. She has been recognized for her contributions to minority health and nursing as a Fellow of Brown University’s Initiative on HIV and AIDS Clinical Research for Disadvantaged Communities, was bestowed with the Early Career Reviewer Award by the National Institutes of Health Center for Scientific Review, and also received the 2015 Outstanding Young Alumnus Award from the University of South Florida.
Dr. Chandler earned a PhD and master’s degree in nursing from the University of South Florida and a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Florida A&M University.