Community Outreach and Engagement

The Office of Community Outreach and Engagement is committed to fulfilling our mission of improving the health and well-being of the people and institutions of Ohio, the nation and the world. We accomplish this goal by connecting our faculty members, staff and students with eager community partners such as patient groups, healthcare providers, professional organizations, community agencies and schools. We make it a point to focus on providing members of the college with project development skills and tools, financial assistance and support to future and active community-focused projects. Through our efforts, we support the College of Nursing’s ability to engage in unique teaching, research, learning and service activities that directly affect our community’s health.

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Message from the Director

Born and raised in Ohio, I am thrilled to be back after living and working in Chicago, IL for the past 25 years. My research, teaching and service is community based and focuses on mental health promotion, promoting positive parent-child relationships and preventing behavior problems of young children living in poverty. In my role as the Director of the Office of Community Outreach and Engagement I am excited to support and expand upon the amazing work happening across our college to promote health and well-being in our community.


Timiya S. Nolan, PhD, APRN-CNP, ANP-BC, is a research nurse who focuses on improving the quality and length of life in the African American community. Her inspiration for becoming a champion of health equity stems from her experiences in research and the nursing field. As Nolan worked and studied, she could not overlook the disproportionate amount of African Americans suffering from cancer, heart disease, obesity, and poor social determinants of health. Her mission to improve the health and wellness of the African American community by developing two interventions focused on disrupting the correlation between race and poor health outcomes.

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