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.