College of Health Sciences
Dr. Bemker worked in community health with high-risk youths and adolescents for over 20 years. In addition, she has a private practice with specializations in addictions, PTSD and trauma issues, and family dynamics. She co-edited and wrote several chapters in two nursing textbooks, and she has a contract for a third textbook to come out in 2020. The population health textbook was selected as the 2018 AJN Book of the Year for advanced practice nurses. The other text is on develop and execution of a DNP project and how to disseminate the results. Dr. Bemker is a Quality Matters Peer Reviewer, lead for Disaster Mental Health (American Red Cross Kentuckiana Chapter) and offers Services to the Armed Forces via workshops and community outreach. Presentations on the above topics at professional conferences, community events and via written works is something that Dr. Bemker enjoys. Dr. Bemker is a Henderson Fellow and a Fellow in the American Association of Social Psychiatry.