About Dr. Pamela Lehenbauer2021-02-06T09:35:51-05:00

Pam Lehenbauer, Ph.D., MSN, MBA, APRN, PMHNP-BC


I am an interdisciplinary translational researcher, a clinician, an author, a teacher, and an eternal student. I teach graduate students at Northern Kentucky University, and for the last three decades, I’ve helped others overcome the obstacles in their life. Now, I want to share that knowledge with you. My research focuses on resiliency, happiness and joy, and wellness and well-being. I am currently writing a book about successful living which will be available in the new year.


I am a wife and a mother of two adult children. I live in Kentucky. I raise Monarch butterflies and Mason bees. I love nature, the outdoors, and anything to do with animals. I am passionate about the environment and trying to make the world a better place. I believe people can strongly disagree, yet still have respectful discourse. I think love will always eclipse hate, kindness and gratitude can never be overstated, and that life is an amazing journey; with each day bringing the opportunity for another incredible adventure. When I am not writing this blog or working, you can find me in my garden planting trees or flowers, playing the piano, reading, fishing, or enjoying life with her family and friends.


Dr. Pamela Lehenbauer, Ph.D., MSN, MBA, APRN, PMHNP-BC is an interdisciplinary translational researcher, mental health nurse practitioner, and community consultant who also currently works as an adjunct faculty member with the College of Health and Human Services, Graduate School of Nursing at Northern Kentucky University. Dr. Lehenbauer obtained her nursing degree as a Family Nurse Practitioner from Purdue University, an MSN- PMHNP from Northern Kentucky University, an MBA from the University of Colorado where she was selected as Valedictorian, and a Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of British Columbia in Canada where she was a University Graduate Fellow.

She has practiced as a nurse, a hospital administrator, a clinical specialist, a Family Nurse Practitioner, a Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, a health and research consultant, a guest speaker, and a university educator. As a researcher, she examines personal resiliency, happiness and joy, and wellness and well-being. However, her research interests cross multiple disciplines as they relate to health, well-being, and the human condition.

Pam has served on administrative boards and committees for state and national nursing organizations and is a member of the American Nurses Association, The American Psychiatric Nurses Association, the American College of Healthcare Executives, the Kentucky Coalition of Nurse Practitioners and Nurse Midwives, Sigma Theta Tau International, the Transcultural Nursing Society, and WADEM (World Association for Disaster and Emergency Medicine).

Pam is the creator of Red Chair Chats, a website blog and podcast designed to support positive living and well-being, research, and provide meaningful interdisciplinary discussion on important topics which enhance and enrich our understanding of the human experience.

Pam has two grown children, and lives in Kentucky with her husband, Marty.

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Why Red Chair Chats Is Different From Other Health and Well-being Blogs…

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Red Chair Chats is a place where health, well-being, and intentional living intersect. You will be informed, enlightened, and encouraged to take an active role in creating a happier, more joyous, and more fulfilled life. At Red Chair Chats you will see blog topics such as positive relationships, wellness, personal ...Read more...

It’s Official! I Started Writing My Book On Happiness, Well-being, and How to Live a Wholehearted life!…

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Health and Science in the News – March 2021

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Music, Memories, and Well-being In Science News, Claudia Lopez Lloreda shares the story of how music therapy can improve well-being in people, especially the elderly. University of Kentucky music therapist, Alaine Reschke-Hernandez, partnered with neuroscientists to explore how music-associated memories impact dementia. Great News for Individuals with Peanut Allergies The ...Read more...

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