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About Genevieve E. Chandler

Dr. Chandler’s passion is understanding how to build resilience to interrupt the affect Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) have on health risk behaviors, hard-to-treat symptoms and chronic disease conditions. Her resilience model is the framework for strength-based interventions to develop the capacity to bounce back form stress to promote young adult health and well being. She is a leader in promoting trauma informed care to eliminate seclusion and restraints and create a safe environment for patients and staff on inpatient mental health units. Mentoring as strategy to empower students, nurses and faculty, is the focus of Dr. Chandler’s educational research which has resulted in two books, the award winning Ultimate Guide to Getting Into Nursing School and the New Nurse's Survival Guide as well as two Robert Wood Johnson New Careers In Nursing awards. “I am a midwife teacher who gives birth to student’s ideas’” aptly describes Dr. Chandler’s teaching style that inspires students to develop their voice, create new knowledge and build their leadership capacity. “As a relational learner, whether in person or online, I develop trusting relationships and promote an exciting collegial environment so learning will thrive.” Her leadership style, whether in the classroom, on university committee or in a professional organization, gently encourages by what one student described as “the ability to plant seeds of ideas, where upon they grow in students fertile minds and are welcomed as ideas of their own.”


Present Associate Professor, Department of Nursing, College of Nursing, University of Massachusetts Amherst

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Honors and Awards

  • 2014 American Psychiatric Nurses Association's Award for Excellence in Research

Contact Information

Skinner Hall Room 122
University of Massachusetts Amherst
651 North Pleasant Street
Amherst, MA 01003
Tel: 413-545-5094


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