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Tamar Rodney, PhD, MSN, RN

Assistant Professor
DNP Advanced Practice Psych Mental Health Track Coordinator
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.

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  • Publications/Research

    Rodney, T., Heidari, O., Miller, H. N., Thornton, C. P., Jenkins, E., & Kang, H. K. (2021). Posttraumatic stress disorder in nurses in the United States: Prevalence and effect on role. Journal of Nursing Management, 10.1111/jonm.13478. Advance online publication.

    Zemlak, J., Wilson, P., VanGraafeiland, B., Rodney, T. (2021). Telehealth and the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner: Beyond the COVID-19 Pandemic. Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association.

    Rodney, T., Mumbower, R., & Nkansah, J. (2021). Traumatic Brain Injury and the Theory of Meaning. Journal of Loss and Trauma, 1-3.

    Jenkins, E., Koirala, B., Rodney, T., Lee, J. W., Cotter, V. T., Szanton, S. L., & Taylor, J. L. (2021). Home/community-based interventions to improve function in persons with mild cognitive impairment/early dementia. Geriatric Nursing (New York, N.Y.), 42(5), 1109–1124. Advance online publication. 4

    Rodney, T., Josiah, N., & Baptiste, D. L. (2021). Loneliness in the time of COVID-19: Impact on older adults. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 10.1111/jan.14856. Advance online publication.

    Rodney, T., Taylor, P., Dunbar, K., Perrin, N., Lai, C., Devoto. C., Roy, M., & Gill, J. (2020). High IL-6 in military personnel relates to multiple traumatic brain injuries and post-traumatic stress disorder. Behavioral Brain Research, 392, 112715.

    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]

  • Awards/Honors

    2022   Coeur de Catherine – St. Catherine University, St. Paul, MN

    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