Wendy A. Umberger, Ph.D., RN, PMHCNS-BC | College of Nursing | Kent State University

Wendy A. Umberger, Ph.D., RN, PMHCNS-BC

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My research focuses on psychological factors related to chronic pain and using integrative therapies to decrease pain and improve function. Over the past 20 years, I've studied the effect of guided imagery on pain and function in persons with chronic pain and undergoing knee arthroplasty. I am also interested in how parental chronic pain impacts the family system and developed several mid-range theories related to this phenomenon. I've practiced as a psychiatric mental health advanced practice registered nurse for over 30 years; this practice has informed by research endeavors.

Job Title

Associate Dean for Graduate Programs

Job Department

College of Nursing