Helena Addison, BA, RN, MSN
Helena Addison, MSN, RN, is a second-year PhD Student at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, a Fontaine fellow, and a fellow in the SAMHSA Minority Fellowship Program at the ANA. She has earned her bachelor’s degree in Psychology at University of Maryland Baltimore County and her MSN through the Master’s Entry into Nursing Program at Johns Hopkins School of Nursing. Clinically, she has experience at an inpatient psychiatric hospital in Philadelphia caring for adults with mental illness and substance use disorder who, too often, have a history of incarceration. Currently, her research is focused on mental health and help-seeking in formerly incarcerated Black men, as well as the role of care coordination and multi-sector collaborations in increasing access to mental health care. Her overall career goal is to engage in innovative and interdisciplinary research that propels scientific knowledge to promote mental health in disenfranchised populations, and more broadly, promote health equity and social justice.
- Methodological Interests:
- Community-based participatory research
- Mixed Methods
- Bachelors in Psychology,
- MSN - Entry into Nursing Practice