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Angela J Nash

Angela J Nash, PhD, CPNP-PC, PMHS

Associate Professor
Department of Graduate Studies
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Dr. Nash is a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner with dual board certification in primary care and pediatric mental/behavioral health. In addition to her faculty role she has an active practice in a local federally qualified health center.

Her areas of expertise include pediatric primary care and mental-behavioral health; adolescent substance misuse and disorders; recovery from substance use disorders for adolescents and pregnant/parenting women; health problems related to prenatal alcohol and drug exposures; and prevention and treatment of opioid misuse and addiction.

A qualitative and mixed-methods researcher, Dr. Nash’s research focuses on Alternative Peer Groups and other recovery-support treatment models for adolescents with SUD and reduction of stigma for patients with alcohol or drug-related problems.

Dr. Nash received her BSN and MSN degrees from The University of Texas Austin. In 2005, she moved to Houston for a faculty appointment at Baylor College of Medicine, where she completed an Educational Fellowship designed to prepare clinicians for scholarly work. She received her doctoral degree and post-master's in Nursing Education from the Cizik School of Nursing at UTHealth as a George Foundation Scholar in the Accelerated PhD Program and has been appointed to the Cizik SON faculty since 2013.

Related News Items

Publication: Parenting to provide social recovery capital: A qualitative study. (Apr 2022)

Publication: The effect of statins in children and adolescents with familial hypercholesterolemia: A systematic review (Jan 2021)

(Publication) Comparing quality of care in medical specialties between nurse practitioners and physicians: A systematic review. (May 2020)

(Publication) The Good, the Bad, and Recovery: Adolescents Describe the Advantages and Disadvantages of Alternative Peer Groups (Apr 2020)

Nash article looks at “recovery capital” among adolescents with substance use disorders (Apr 2019)