Cynthia Greywolf

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

Cynthia Taylor Greywolf, DNP, PMHNP-BC, APRN, is Cherokee American Indian and one of 25 American Indian nurses who are doctorally prepared. She have two doctorates in nursing, both a PhD and a DNP (Doctor of Nursing Practice). At this time, she is the only American Indian who currently has both a PhD and DNP in nursing.  

In the Spring of 2020, she completed a PhD in Nursing with a research focus on exploring a shared history of colonization, historical trauma and links to alcohol use with Native Hawaiians living in rural Hawaii in the 21st century for which I won the Dean’s award. In 2012, she completed a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell. Her Capstone project focused on nurses recognition of delirium and in the setting of dementia in long-term care settings. This study was a quantitative study using a pre and post test design.

Dr. 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.

Dr. 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.