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Mona Shattell, PhD, RN, FAAN

Associate Dean
Faculty Development
Mona Shattell
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Specialties and Expertise

  • Community
  • Community / Public Health
  • Disparities
  • Health Policy
  • Mental Health
  • PTSD
  • Public Health
  • Statistics/Qualitative Research
  • Violence
  • Workplace Health


Mona Shattell works to support advancement and retention of faculty while furthering an environment of diversity, inclusion, and mentorship among the school’s teachers and academic leaders. An internationally recognized expert on inpatient mental health nursing, Dr. Shattell conducts research on the mental health of underserved or vulnerable populations and is a board member for several community nonprofit mental health advocacy and service organizations. She is an active social media user, content developer, and public thought leader. She has published op-eds in the New York Times and The Atlantic, among others. Her published work focuses on therapeutic relationships, various environments of care, and the mental and physical health of long-haul truckers. She is editor of the Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services and the author of more than 130 journal articles and book chapters.

Additional Resources

Below are selected resources. For more information, please see full CV.

  • Videos
    Podcasts (Host)

    Shattell, M. (Host). Trucker Territory. Health on the Highway, Episode #2: Sleep. Interviewed Dr. Karen Heaton about sleep problems of truckers.

    Shattell, M. (Host). Trucker Territory. Health on the Highway, Episode #3: PTSD. Interviewed veteran and driver Jon Osburn about veterans, truck driving, and dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder.

    Shattell, M. (Host). Trucker Territory. Health on the Highway, Episode #4: Family tensions. Interviewed OTR driver Bob Stanton and his wife Chris about dealing with family issues.
  • Publications/Research
    Jones, N., O’Neill, S., Helm, S., & Shattell, M., (2018). Psychosis in public mental health: Clinician and service user perspectives on clinical relationships, engagement and barriers to the improvement of services. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry.

    Delaney, K., Shattell, M., & Johnson, M. (2017). Capturing the interpersonal process of psychiatric nurses: A model for engagement. Archives of Psychiatric Nursing, 31, 634-640.

    Balay, A., & Shattell, M. (2016, March 9). Long-haul sweatshops. New York Times.

    Shattell, M., Bartlett, R., Beres, K., Southard, K., Judge, C., Bell, C., & Duke, P. (2015). How patients and nurses experience an open versus enclosed nursing station on an inpatient psychiatric unit. Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association. doi: 10.1177/1078390315617038

    Burton, C., McLemore, M., & Shattell, M. (2015, April 7). Why nurses need Twitter. Huffington Post Tech.
  • Awards/Honors
    2016 Fellow, Institute of Medicine Chicago, Chicago, IL
    2013 Fellow, American Academy of Nursing, Washington, DC