Rasheeta Chandler

Rasheeta Chandler, PhD, RN, FNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN is an Assistant Professor at Emory University’s Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing. In addition, Dr. Chandler has a Visiting Professorship at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Center for AIDS Prevention Science.  Her research interests include HIV prevention in minority populations and comprehensive sex health promotion, supported by funding from the National Institute of Health. Through a series of pioneering studies, Dr. Chandler has addressed the sexual health interventions for a significant population—young African American women. Dr. Chandler’s steady and persistent science has generated new knowledge and clinically relevant strategies for improving health education with this group by incorporating social media and digital technologies into the health education process. Dr. Chandler has been invited to present her work to numerous national and international audiences for notable organizations such as the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care (ANAC), Sigma Theta Tau International, the American Public Health Association (APHA), and the State of Science Congress on Nursing Research. She has been recognized for her contributions to minority health and nursing as a 40 under 40 Leader in Minority Health Care Award at the Congressional Black Caucus Spring Health Braintrust, and also received the March of Dimes Nurse of the Year Awardin Informatics, Research, and Evidence-based Practice, ANAC Excellence in HIV Prevention Award, and Southern Nursing Research Society (SNRS) Research in Minority Health Award.  Dr. Chandler is also recognized as an expert clinician by being inducted as a Fellow of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (FAANP). Dr. Chandler received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Florida A&M University and her graduate degrees from University of South Florida.