Pamela Lusk

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Pamela Lusk portrait
First Name
Pamela
Last Name
Lusk
Credentials
DNP, RN, FAANP
Associate Professor of Clinical Practice
Address
1585 Neil Avenue
City
Columbus
State
OH
Zip Code
43210

Pam is a board-certified Psychiatric / Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and currently practices as the integrated behavioral health provider in a large rural pediatric practice. As a PMHNP, Pam provides evidence-based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and trauma focused therapy (EMDR) with children, adolescents and young adults. The pediatric practice employs the SBIRT model of integration of behavioral health into primary care. In addition to teaching and mentoring PMHNP and PNP graduate students in the College of Nursing, Pam is the Director of the KySS Online Child and Adolescent Mental Health Fellowship. The KySS online continuing education course has enrolled pediatric primary care providers from all over the country who want to increase their knowledge and skills in screening, assessing, and managing common pediatric mental health concerns. Pam also is invited to train PMHNP students in graduate programs all over the country to provide CBT for children and adolescents.

 

Research interests

  • Integration of behavioral / mental health and primary care
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) with children, adolescents young adults
  • Teaching and supervision of evidence-based psychotherapy for advanced practice nurses (overarching theme: trauma informed psychiatric / mental health care)
  • Adaptation of child / teen CBT and trauma focused therapies (EMDR) to maximize telehealth delivery
Publications
Funded Research Grants

News

September 13, 2021

First-ever BSN rankings by U.S. News & World Report released

U.S. News & World Report’s inaugural rankings of the nation’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree programs places The Ohio State University College of Nursing among the best in the country.