Dr. Bernadette Mazurek Melnyk is Vice President for Health Promotion, University Chief Wellness Officer, Professor and Dean of the College of Nursing at The Ohio State University, Professor of pediatrics and psychiatry at OSU’s College of Medicine, and Executive Director of the Helene Fuld Health Trust National Institute for Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing and Healthcare. She is a pediatric and psychiatric mental health Nurse Practitioner and is nationally and internationally recognized as an expert in Evidence-Based Practice, intervention research, child and adolescent mental health, and health and wellness. Her funding record includes over 33 million dollars from federal agencies as PI. She is co-editor of five books and over 360 publications. Dr. Melnyk is an elected fellow of the National Academy of Medicine, the American Academy of Nursing, the National Academies of Practice, and the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.