Cynthia Taylor Greywolf, DNP, PMHNP-BC, is pursuing a PhD at the University of Hawaii, at Manoa, School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene, in Honolulu, HI. Her research will focus on substance abuse prevention and treatment in underserved Pacific Islander populations in Hawaii. Currently, she provides behavioral health care at one of the 14 federally supported community health centers on the Hawaiian island of Molokai which is 62 percent Native Hawaiian and/or Pacific Islanders.
Ms. Greywolf has extensive advance practice nursing experience. She has served as the attending practitioner on a busy inpatient psychiatric unit in Boston, MA where she provided mental health and substance abuse treatment to underserved ethnically diverse older adults. She has provided psychiatric and substance use direct care in homeless shelters, and led teams of health professionals in community settings in the treatment, prevention, and recovery from mental health and substance abuse disorders. She has provided education to include the best evidence-based interventions to support recovery to varied medical teams on health disparities experienced by underserved minorities suffering from addiction to alcohol, cocaine, crack cocaine, methamphetamine and heroin.
Ms. Greywolf was born and raised in the high desert of northeastern New Mexico and the Boston Mountains of southeastern Oklahoma. She spent her formative years growing up as a member of the Cherokee Nation in rural Oklahoma where she developed a keen interest, love and appreciation for cultural diversity.