Cynthia Greywolf

PhD, DNP, PMHNP-BC , Doctoral (Alumni)

Dr. Cynthia Greywolf is a citizen of the Cherokee Nation, one of three federally recognized Cherokee Indian tribes in the U.S. She spent her formative years growing up on the reservation in Oklahoma. Since becoming a Registered Nurse, she has been dedicated to the practice of nursing in both her professional and academic careers. She has endeavored to use culturally safe approaches to achieve equitable health outcomes for underserved and vulnerable populations such as American Indians, Native Hawaiians, LBGTQIA communities, and older adults in long-term care settings.

Dr. Greywolf completed two doctorates in Nursing, a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) and a Ph.D. She also completed a master’s in community health nursing and two certificates of advanced graduate study, including a Psychiatric Mental Health Certificate and a John A. Hartford Institute Geriatric Nursing Teaching Certificate. She has more than 20 years of practice as a psychiatric nurse practitioner.

In 2015, she was chosen to be a fellow of the Minority Fellowship Program (MFP) funded by Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services (SAMHSA) of the U.S. Department of Health. She was a fellow from 2015 to 2020 for her doctoral research exploring a shared history of historical trauma with Native Hawaiians and links to the use of alcohol. She was awarded the UH Manoa Nursing Dean’s Scholarly Project Award in 2020 for her research.

Before joining the University of Hawaii at Manoa, Dr. Greywolf completed a postdoctoral fellowship. In 2021, she was one of two applicants to be competitively chosen to be a fellow in the Provost’s Early Career Cohort Fellowship Program (PECCFP) at the University of Texas at Austin’s School of Nursing to conduct health equity research with the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians and other American Indian tribes in Oklahoma and Texas.