Jessica McCullough

MSN, APRN, PMHNP-BC, FNP-BC

Jessica N. McCullough, MSN, APRN, PMHNP-BC, FNP-BC, is a 4th year PhD student at Case Western Reserve University, at the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, in Cleveland, OH. Her research focuses on co-occurring substance abuse and mental health factors that impact treatment outcomes in underserved populations. Her other research interests are mental health stigma in the African American community, mental health disparities in minority communities, and barriers to mental health and medication-assisted treatment in underserved populations.

Ms. McCullough graduated with a BSN form the University of Akron and a MSN from the University of Cincinnati to become a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP). In 2014 during the opioid epidemic, as an FNP in primary care at a federally qualified health center (FQHC) in downtown, Cleveland, Ohio, she was able to develop and lead an office- base opioid-treatment (OBOT) program with an interdisciplinary team of social workers, nurses, and medical assistants. This program was funded for 2 years by the Cuyahoga County Alcohol, Drug Addiction & Mental Health Services and expanded substance abuse treatment and access to the downtown Cleveland area. Developing the OBOT program sparked a passion for mental health and substance abuse treatment, therefore, she returned to the University of Cincinnati to obtain her PMHNP certification. After graduating, she was accepted into University Hospitals Addiction Medicine Fellowship.

Ms. McCullough provides mental health and substance abuse treatment in her community, where she serves a disadvantaged and minority adult population. She is also passionate about teaching, which is evident by her substantial teaching history in undergraduate and graduate nursing programs and podium presentations. She is a member of several nursing organizations,