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.
The American Physiological Society (APS) recently inducted Loren Wold, PhD, FAHA, FAPS, from The Ohio State University Colleges of Nursing and Medicine as a Fellow of the APS. APS states that the rank of Fellow is reserved for distinguished leaders who have demonstrated excellence in science, made significant contributions to the physiological sciences and served the Society.
Experts at Ohio State create checklist to promote and protect student mental health
A new “return to campus” survey led by The Ohio State University’s Office of the Chief Wellness Officer finds rising rates of anxiety, depression, burnout and the use of unhealthy coping mechanisms among students navigating through a year affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, similar to other data on college students throughout the U.S.