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Charleen McNeill

Charleen McNeill
Charleen McNeill

Dr. Charleen McNeill

Assistant Professor

School of Nursing

Office: NERC,Room 325

Phone: (910) 672-1551



PhD, University of Texas

MSN, University of Texas

BSN, University of Arkansas

ASN, Coastal Georgia Community College


Dr. McNeill's research endeavors involve emergency preparedness among individuals, communities and populations with increased medical needs as well as the resiliency among various populations and the impact health care providers have on preparedness levels.  Additionally, she investigates educational interventions to improve preparedness levels and is currently endeavoring to establish an empirically based measurement of individual preparedness. Lastly, she explores nurse preparedness, nurse knowledge and ability to respond to disasters, and the ability of the home health sector to expand in an emergency. 

Dr. McNeill's publications range from treatment guidelines forinfectious diseases like Ebola, Zika, and mumps to emergency preparedness levels among people over 50, emergency preparedness in Arkansas, quantifying the supply of home health services for public health emergencies, and changes in self-reported preparedness levels after receiving emergency preparedness education.  Her presentations at the national level are numerous, but include stories after disaster survival, health literacy, promising partnerships in caring for older adults in disasters, and empirically derived measures of emergency preparedness.  Most recently, she is providing statewide education utilizing the train-the-trainer method among Arkansas Extension Services County Agents for Emergency Preparedness Education for Vulnerable Populations. This education will facilitate the provision of education inclusive of chronic disease and special needs among citizens of Arkansas through the statewide implementation by County Extension Agents.

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