Kelly Krainak, DNP, APRN, PMHNP-BC

Position title: PhD Student


Advisor: Anne Ersig, PhD, RN and Tonya Roberts, PhD, RN
Minor: Distributed
Research Interests: Climate justice and mitigation

Kelly Krainak

DNP, Psychiatric-Mental Health, University of Illinois at Chicago
MSN, Nursing Administration, Bradley University
BSN, Nursing, Bradley University
MFA, Visual Art, West Virginia University
BA, Art Education, Fairmont State University

Practice Experience & Interests:

Kelly Krainak is a second-year PhD student in the School of Nursing and a project assistant for Dr. Megan Miller. She is a psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner. Her DNP project, Weight Support: Implementing Feminist Therapy for a Women’s Group, centered on an evaluation of Western, androcentric attitudes of gender and image in re-contextualizing underlying pathologies of disordered eating. Her current research interests include the compounding impacts of climate, environment, and health disparity among West Virginians.