Assistant Clinical Professor

Dina Fradkin, DNP, CNP, PMHNP-BC


Education and Training:

DNP  University of Pittsburgh
BSN  University of Pittsburgh


American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Research Interests:

Translation of evidence-based practice for clinicians


Fradkin, D. (2022, July). Psilocybin: A guide for psychiatric mental health nurse practitioners. Perspectives in Psychiatric Care, 58(3).

Kameg, B. N., Fradkin, D., & Lepore M. (2022, January). An overview of buprenorphine prescribing for the advanced practice psychiatric nurse. Perspectives in Psychiatric Care.

Kitutu, J. M., Mahmoud, K. F. M., & Fradkin, D. (2021). Utilization of peer advisement course among first year students: A pilot study exploring students and their perceptions. Nurse Education Today.

Kameg, B. N., Lee, H., & Fradkin, D. (2021). The impact of standardized patient simulation on nursing students’ attitudes to psychiatric nursing and patients with mental health problems. Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services. doi: 10.3928/02793695-20210513-01

Fradkin, D., Germack, H. D., Gonnella, K., & Martsolf, G. (2021). Policies to improve implementation and sustainability of behavioral health integration. Health Affairs Blog.  doi:10.1377/hblog20210514.181346

Kameg, B. N., Mitchell, A., Lee, H., & Fradkin D. (2021). Mental wellness among psychiatric-mental health nurses during the COVID-19 pandemic. Archives of Psychiatric Nursing. doi:10.1016/j.apnu.2021.05.003

Fradkin, D. (2020). Evaluating barriers and facilitators of different models of behavioral health integration: A preliminary policy analysis [Abstract]. APNA 34th Annual Conference, Virtual.

Kameg, B. N., & Fradkin, D. (2020). Adverse childhood experiences in youth: Trauma-informed assessment, diagnosis, and management. The Journal for Nurse Practitioners.

Kameg, B. N., & Fradkin, D. (2020). Despite rates of psychiatric diagnoses, PMHNPs are restricted in Pennsylvania. The Journal for Nurse Practitioners.

Kameg, B. N., & Fradkin, D. (2020). Management of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in adults. The Journal for Nurse Practitioners.

Kameg, B. N., & Fradkin, D. (2020). Military sexual trauma: An update for nurse practitioners. The Journal for Nurse Practitioners.

Kameg, B., Fradkin, D., & Mitchell, A. (2020). Preparing nurse practitioners to combat the opioid epidemic: A survey of nurse practitioner academic programs in the United States. Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. doi:10.1097/JXX.0000000000000502

Schopf, D., Stark, S., Chiappetta, L., Mahmoud, K., Fradkin, D., & Mitchell, A. M. (2020). An alternative admission process for patients with an autism spectrum disorder and/or an intellectual disability. Learning Disability Practice. doi: 10.7748/ldp.2020.e2026

Mahmoud, K., Sun, R., Puskar, K., Fradkin, D., Chubb, M., Ciardi, A., Dufoe, C., Fichner, J., Hausmann, E., O’Handley, A., Rietze, A., & Thompson, K. (2017). Benefits and barriers of an honors nursing program: Perceptions of 1st year Bachelor of Science nursing students. International Journal of Nursing Student Scholarship, 4.

Areas of Expertise:

Psychiatric Mental Health; Foundational Nursing Skills

Honors & Awards:

Shirley Negley Robert Award
Nurse Practitioner Association of Southwestern Pennsylvania

Professional and Community Service:

Member, International Society of Psychiatric-mental Health Nurses, Membership Committee & Social Media Committee
Member, American Association of Nurse Practitioners
Member, Sigma – Eta Chapter, University of Pittsburgh
Member, American Psychiatric Nurses Association


Contact Information


211A Robinson Hall


[email protected]



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