Community Public Health/Health Promotion

Welcome from Christine Wynd, Chair of the Research Interest Group

Our mission is to support nurses and their work to enhance community public health/ health promotion (CPH/HP) research aimed at informing nursing science, practice, education, and policy. We offer networking opportunities, peer support, and inspiration and encourage all members to participate. We welcome all interested parties to our RIG --researchers, clinicians, academicians, and students. Be sure to “sign-up” by logging into the Members-Only section and choose which RIG(s) to join. There is no fee to participate and you can join up to two RIGs as part of your membership benefits.

Plan for Leadership in 2020:

My plan for leadership is to continue the fine work of the RIG. Goals for 2020:

1.  Obtain RIG membership rosters for communication and networking purposes.

2.  Determine RIG membership acceptance regarding sharing of professional contact information for networking purposes.

3.  Search for and appoint a co-chair for the RIG to ensure succession and future planning.

4.  Communicate with the RIG membership to determine direction for 2019-2020; discussion at the SNRS Orlando meeting, 2019, centered around establishing a symposium for 2020.

5.  Establish an e-Newsletter for communicating member accomplishments throughout the year.  

Christine A. Wynd, PhD, RN
Professor and Department Chair, Family and Community Health Nursing
Virginia Commonwealth University School of Nursing
P.O. Box 980567
1100 East Leigh Street
Richmond,  VA 23298-0567
Office: 804-828-1951

Dr. Christine Wynd serves as Professor and Department Chair of Family and Community Health Nursing at the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Nursing. She recently moved to Richmond, Virginia to be with family and obtained the department chair position.  Dr. Wynd’s education includes: a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Saint John College of Nursing, Cleveland, Ohio; a Master of Science degree in Nursing from the Ohio State University; and a PhD in Nursing Executive Administration from Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio.

Dr. Wynd started her nursing career in the United States Navy where she served on active duty for five years and continued her military career in the Ohio Army National Guard as well as the Army Reserve, retiring as a full Colonel in 2001. Her military career included serving as Chief Nurse for two separate Combat Support Hospitals and she was the Reserve representative to the office of the Assistant Chief, Army Nurse Corps.

Dr. Wynd’s career in nursing higher education includes teaching at Case Western Reserve University as well as directing the PhD in nursing program and coordinating the master’s level nursing administration track at the University of Akron, Ohio.  She served for seven years as Dean of Nursing at Ursuline College in Cleveland, Ohio, and President/Dean at the Mount Carmel College of Nursing in Columbus, Ohio.

Dr. Wynd has a passion for historical research and pursues her passion as often as possible; however, her funded research is in the area of interventions for health promotion with an emphasis on smoking cessation. She has many professional journal publications to her credit and has presented her research both nationally and internationally.