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Tamar Rodney, PhD, MSN, RN

Assistant Professor
Tamar Rodney
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Specialties and Expertise

  • Mental Health
  • Military/Veterans Affairs
  • Neurology/Neurobiology
  • PTSD
  • Substance Use/Addiction
  • Trauma


Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a formidable opponent. Tamar Rodney believes the key to beating PTSD is acting quickly to identify the syndrome and giving the science time to catch up. Dr. Rodney is a board-certified psychiatric nurse practitioner who has worked in trauma and psychiatry. Her PhD research looked at biomarkers for PTSD in veterans with a traumatic brain injury. Her career goal is to change the way health care professionals approach diagnosis and treatment planning for individuals with mental health needs.

Additional Resources

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  • Videos
  • Publications/Research

    *Rodney, T., Osier, N., & Gill, J. (2018). Pro- and anti-inflammatory biomarkers and traumatic brain injury outcomes: A review. Cytokine, S1043-4666(18)30012-7 [pii]

    *Devoto, C., Arcurio, L., Fetta, J., Ley, M., Rodney, T., Kanefsy, R., & Gill, J. (2016). Inflammation relates to chronic behavioral and neurological symptoms in military with traumatic brain injuries. Cell Transplantation, content-ct-1673_devoto_et_al [pii]

    *Brager, J., Rodney, T., & Finnell, D. (2017). Informational videos about alcohol use: Feasibility and acceptability. Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association, , 1078390317731816. 10.1177/1078390317731816 [doi]

  • Awards/Honors

    2021   AMERSA Marianne Marcus Award for outstanding clinical practice, research, policy and/or education in substance use disorders

    2017   APNA Board of Directors Scholarship

    2017   National League for Nursing - Foundation Scholarship Awards

    2017   Sigma Theta Tau International - Edith Anderson Leadership Education Grant

    2016   Geneva Foundation Scholarship - Jonas Veterans Healthcare Scholar

    2016   Charles W. Haynes "Pay It Forward" Brain Injury Fellowship

    2010   Kappa Tau Honor Society Graduate Thesis Award, Burlington, VT