Chris Williamitis

Chris Ann Williamitis

Asst Professor - Clin

Procter Hall

CON Advanced Practice Nursing - 0038

Professional Summary

Dr. Christine Williamitis has been a nurse for over 40 years and a Nurse Practitioner since 1997.  Dr. Williamitis has taught graduate and undergraduate students since 1997 and has been a full time educator since 2014 continuing to actively work as a Nurse Practitioner in the Psychiatric Mental Health field.  She has extensive experience in Critical Care and Critical Care Transport as a flight nurse  prior to becoming a PMH NP and has enjoyed all phases of her career, but especially now working in mental health.  She was chosen as a Janseen scholar in 2011 by the American Psychiatric Nurse's Association  and  continues to be active in APNA.  Dr. Williamitis provides a psychiatric outpatient clinic for Huntington's Disease patients which is grant supported from the Huntington's Disease Society of America and also provides pscyhiatric care for patients with intellectual and physical disability in both an inpatient and outpatient settings.  She is the co-author of the Cedar Lake mood and emotions measurement instrument and is currently testing the instrument for validity and relaibility. 


Doctor of Philosophy: University of Kentucky Lexington, Ky., 2021 (Nursing with a Psychology minor )

Doctor of Nursing Practice : University of Tennessee Health Science Center Memphis, Tn., 2011 (Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner )

Master's of Science in Nursing : University of Cincinnati Cincinnati, Ohio, 1997 (Acute Care Nurse Practitioner )

Post Master's Certificate: University of Louisville Louisville, Ky. , 2008 (Family Nurse Practitioner )

Bachelor of Science in Nursing : Columbia Union College Takoma Park, Md. , 1985 (Nursing)

Associate Degree in Nursing : Kettering College of Medical Arts Kettering, Oh, 1982 (Nursing)

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology : University of Massachusetts Global Irvine, Ca., 2018 (Psychology)


Published Abstracts

Sagi, V, Williamitis, C. , Travedi,J., Atkins, K. (2020. ) Effect of seizures on outcomes in patient with cardiac surgery .[Abstract]American Academy of Neurology, 94 (15 ) ,supplementCo-Author

Peer Reviewed Publications

Cheng, A., Williamitis,C., Slaughter, M. (2014. ) Comparison of continuous-flow and pulsatile-flow left ventricular assist devices: is there an advantage to pulsatility?.Annals of Cardiothoracic Surgery , , 3 (6 ) ,573-581

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