Megan Amaya, PhD, CHES is Assistant Professor of Clinical Nursing and Director of Health Promotion and Wellness at the Ohio State University College of Nursing. She leads a team that implements wellness strategy, programs and services for university students, faculty, staff and the state of Ohio community. Megan is co-director of the Health and Wellness Innovation in Healthcare undergraduate health promotion degree. She teaches courses in the program, including evidence-based practice and self-care approaches. Megan is principle investigator on multiple health and wellness research projects. Previous to her current role at Ohio State, she worked as the wellness coordinator for the city of Dublin, and was an adjunct instructor at several Columbus area universities for several years, teaching students tools and skills for healthy behavior change.
Megan currently serves as Past-President for the National Consortium for Building Healthy Academic Communities, Co-Chair for the Health Enhancement Research Organization’s Engagement Committee, and member of several university and College of Nursing committees. She is a certified health education specialist.
by Pat Ford-Roegner
As the country turns the page to a new administration, the chaos that has defined this political cycle has unfortunately extended to pockets of our nation’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. One of the first orders of business for the new administration is the strategy around the fair and equitable distribution of the various vaccines available to us. Not an easy task!
Publication wins first place in Nursing Management and Leadership category
The book Evidence-Based Leadership, Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Nursing and Healthcare, edited and organized by leaders at The Ohio State University College of Nursing, placed as the top publication in the Nursing Management and Leadership category of the American Journal of Nursing’s 2020 Book of the Year Awards.