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Lorna Kendrick, PhD, APRN, PMHCNS-BC

My undergraduate degree is in nursing and I worked for many years in the clinical/hospital setting. After earning my Master's degree in Child/Adolescent Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing I have maintained a private practice while working in academe for 23 years now. I earned my PhD from UCLA at which time my focus was more on research than teaching. Not only do I conduct research, I teach research as well as mental health courses at the graduate and doctoral levels. My original research began by combining Ethnography with Participatory Action Research to look at the perceptions of depression among young men. My research has transitioned from perceptions of depression to a focus on untreated depression as a primary risk factor for early onset cardiovascular disease. Additionally, I am active in the Council on Nursing and Anthropology, Society for Applied Anthropology, the Western Social Science Association (to name a few), and will be conducting research for UOPX’s Center for Health Engineering Research.

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Scholarship & Research



Journal of Leadership Studies-Symposium Piece-Relational Leadership: Perspectives of Key Constructs on Diversity, Inclusion, and Social Equity in Higher Education

Psychology Today
Blog Posts Published


American Psychological Association Conference-Utilizing Clinical Hypnotherapeutic Intervention with CBT to Treat Pandemic-Aug. 13-2021 Symptomology

ILA Conference Geneva Switzerland 2021
Presenter -Topic-"The Stress Arc in Leadership and 3 Powerful Disciplines for Mitigating Major Stress Impacts in a New Era"-Upcoming
Presenter -Topic-“Improving Higher Education’s Role in Diversity and Social Equity through Relational Leadership in the New Era”-Upcoming
Presenter-Topic-"Healthcare Leadership-Using Virtuous Leadership in Chaos to Reimagine Beneficial Practices of Employee Cognitive Psychology"-Upcoming
2021-Knowledge Without Boundaries National Summit-College of Doctoral Studies Research Conference-University of Phoenix-Panel Discussion-"Exploring Emergent Trends in Leadership and Education"-Based on published symposia article from the Journal of Leadership Studies-


Research Fellow
Associate Faculty
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Committee Member
Nursing PhD

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Primary College or School: 
College of Doctoral Studies