Susie Breitenstein

Susie Breitenstein
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Associate Professor
Director, Community Outreach and Engagement
340 Newton Hall
Address (Line 2)
1585 Neil Avenue
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Breitenstein is a native Ohioan who moved back to Columbus in 2018 after living in Chicago for 25 years. After many years working in psychiatric inpatient and outpatient settings with children, adolescents and families, she expanded her clinical work and research in the community, with a focus on mental health promotion and prevention. Her research focuses on promoting positive parent-child relationships and supporting optimal child development. As the director of the Office of Community Outreach and Engagement, she is excited to support and expand upon the work happening across our college to promote health and well-being in our community.


May 19, 2021

by Pat Ford-Roegner

Lurking right behind the COVID-19 pandemic is another major killer: the seemingly unstoppable incidences of violence by Americans on one another. Most recently, we witnessed senseless shootings in areas including Atlanta, Austin, Boulder, Chicago, Columbus, Indianapolis, Kenosha, WI and Orange County, CA. Major cities are experiencing a steep rise in gun violence. My hometown of Philadelphia reels daily from violence. Innocent children are frequent victims.

The events themselves are horrific, but only part of the story.

May 07, 2021

OHIO-Nurses are up against major obstacles every day: workplace violence; burnout; unsafe staffing; COVID-19; and other traumatic events. Many of these have a lasting impact that go beyond the bedside, leading to moral injury within the profession. Moral injury, often described as a consequence of continual acts that go against one’s morality, is a phenomenon sweeping the profession, which is why the Ohio Nurses Foundation announced today the winners of a $100,000 award to support important research on moral injury in nursing.