Barbara Jones Warren, PhD, RN, APRN, PMHCNS-BC, FNAP, FAAN

Dr. Warren is a Professor of Clinical Nursing at The Ohio State University College of Nursing, Director of the Psychiatric Nursing Program and Affiliate Faculty for the Kirwin Institute for Race and Ethnicity at The Ohio State University. Most recently, Dr. Warren served as the Interim Director of the Doctor of Nursing Practice Program. She has extensive experience in leadership positions within mental health settings and within nursing. Having published numerous articles and book chapters on practice, theoretical, and research issues regarding mood disorders and healthcare disparities, she is considered a national expert and consultant in areas of culture, diversity and inclusion within mental health organizations and systems. Dr. Warren is a National Institutes of Mental Health Racial/Ethnic Minority Fellow and Postdoctoral Fellow, a Fellow in the National Academies of Practice, and is a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing. Dr. Warren is active in the American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA) where she served as its National President. Dr. Warren pioneered the Executive Nurse position for the Ohio Department of Mental Health. In this position, she developed policy regarding mental healthcare in the context of recovery and culturally and linguistically appropriate strategies for use within acute and primary care settings. In 2016, she received the Hildegard Peplau and the APNA Psychiatric Nurse of the Year. Dr. Warren also has a private practice in which she provides psychotherapeutic, evidence-based interventions for individuals, couples and families.