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Helen Teresa Buckland

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Clinical Assistant Professor, Health Services
Clinical Assistant Professor, Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Informatics (primary appt.)
Clinical Assistant Professor, Psychosocial and Community Health

Project Director, Online Neuroscience Education About Drug Addiction
University of Washington,
School of Nursing


PhD   University of Washington, 2009   (Nursing)
MEd   Seattle University, 1980   (Counseling)
BA   University of Washington, 1974   (Health Education)

Contact Info


School of Nursing
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195-7266

campus box:   357266
voice:   206-930-2739


Ms. Buckland has been program coordinator since 2005 for the Faculty Integrative Health Program through the School of Nursing at the UW. Previously she worked as program director and educational outreach coordinator for National Institutes of Health and National Institute on Drug Abuse training grants related to the brain and learning, addiction and mental illness for 12 years. Her thirty years of classroom experience span grades K-post secondary education with her primary focus on middle school and high school science and health, health education for undergraduate pre-service teachers and adult learning theory. She has been actively involved in the development of hands-on science curricula for elementary and middle school teachers, teacher training for the Seattle Archdiocese, Washington Association for Biomedical Research, Washington State Science Teachers' Association and the National Alliance for on Mental Illness, and development of on-line courses on the brain and neurobiology of addiction for professionals. Her efforts to incorporate teaching strategies that meet the needs of all students have brought her local and statewide recognition. (Comprehensive Health Education Foundation's Experienced Health Educator Fellowship, 1989-1991, St. Joseph's School Hall of Honor, 1989,Washington State Golden Apple Award, 1992, St. John's School John and Helen Wall Memorial Award, 1995,Washington Association for Biomedical Research Volunteer of the Year, 1997, Washington State Family and Consumer Sciences Volunteer of the Year, 1998, National Alliance for the Mentally Ill Recognition Award, 2001). Her current research focuses on young adults (ages 18-30) with schizophrenia. Use of qualitative and quantitative methodologies help her explore the meaning of happiness and experience of hope for this population.

Mental illness; addiction; education K-Adult
Chair, capstone for Amanda Rivera
Promoting education & vocational skills: health services curriculum.

Chair, capstone for Deborah Vasquez
The Shape of Success at the Greater Seattle's YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program