Dawn Bounds, PhD, PMHNP-BC

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Dr. Bounds is an assistant professor at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago where she serves in the College of Medicine’s Department of Psychiatry, Section of Population Behavioral Health and the College of Nursing’s Department of Community, Systems, and Mental Health Nursing. Her clinical practice includes developing and delivering community based mental health care to youth on the west side of Chicago. Her program of research is the exploration of youth risk and resilience. Dr. Bounds’ current research is focused on preventing recurrent sexual exploitation by working with minority homeless youth and their families. She is the first nurse at her institution to secure support from the Institute of Translational Medicine’s CTSA K12 (funded by NCATS), Cohn Family Fellowship, and the UCLA HIV/AIDS, Substance Abuse and Trauma Training Program.