Heather Marie Rice, PhD, APRN-CNP, PMHS
 Title: Assistant Professor
 Dept: Nursing
 Office: JH 226
 Phone: 216-687-4593
 Email: h.m.rice@csuohio.edu
 Address: 2121 Euclid Ave. JH 226, Cleveland, OH 44115

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Research Keywords:
Neighborhood Disorganization, Social Support, Adolescents, Mental Health, Substance Use
 
Education:
B.S., Biology, Wittenberg University, 2007
B.S., Nursing, Lakeview College of Nursing, 2009
M.S.N., Pediatrics, Case Western Reserve University, 2012
Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University, 2017
 
Brief Bio:
Dr. Heather M. Rice PhD, APRN-CNP, PMHS is a Cleveland native with a passion for service focusing specifically on families and children. Dr. Rice is a board certified pediatric nurse practitioner specializing in child and adolescent psychiatry. Dr. Rice received her Doctor of Philosophy from Case Western Reserve University (2017)and her dissertation was entitled "Neighborhood disorganization, social support, substance use and functioning amongst adolescents: An Analysis of the Ohio Behavioral Health Juvenile Justice Initiative".

Dr. Rice is an active member of several academic, community and professional organizations that advocate for child and adolescent health, mental illness and trauma and violence prevention. Dr. Rice is very passionate about health literacy and is committed to being a voice for those who too often feel ostracized, stigmatized or neglected because of their mental illness. She is committed to dispel the stigma that too often prevents people from seeking out adequate and appropriate care while continuing to advocate for the needs of children and families.
 
Honors and Awards:
Black Excellence in Nursing Award
Featured in Cincinnati Herald "Werking Women" Campaign
YWCA Distinguished Young Woman Award
Featured in Women's Empowerment Campaign "Could be bitter, but I'm better"
March of Dimes Finalist for Nurse of the Year in Psychiatry
CWRU Civic Engagement Scholar
Northeast Ohio Top 25 under 35 Movers and Shakers Award
Jonas IV Nurse Leaders Scholar
CWRU Legacy Fellowship
 
Research Interests:
Child and Adolescent Mental Health
Maternal Health
Infant Mortality
Chronic Stress
Neighborhood Conditions
Social Support
 
Professional Affiliations:
Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society
National Alliance of Mental Illness (N.A.M.I)
Society for Adolescent Health & Medicine (SAHM)