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Nancy Fahrenwald

Nancy Fahrenwald


Volunteer Faculty

Office Building

Wagner Hall



Mailing Address

Wagner Hall 255
College of Nursing-Box 2275
University Station
Brookings, SD 57007


Fahrenwald_CV and Exec Summary 9.23.17.pdf(388.38 KB)


PhD, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE
MS, University of Portland, Portland, OR
BS, South Dakota State University

Academic Interests/Expertise

Board certified as an advanced public health nurse.

Academic Leadership
Healthcare Workforce Development
Population and Public Health
Health Behavior and Behavior Change Research

Committee Activities

University Budget Oversight Committee, current
SDSU Strategic Planning Leadership Team, 2017-18
SDSU Presidential Transition Committee Chair, 2016
SDSU Presidential Search Committee member, 2016

Awards and Honors

Recent (see CV for others)
2016 - Millennium Leadership Institute Protégé
2015 - Top 30 Deans of Nursing, Mometrix
2014 - Fellow, American Academy of Nursing
2014 - Organizational Impact Award, SD Comprehensive Cancer Control


See CV.

Professional Memberships

American Academy of Nursing, Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science, American Nurses Association, American Public Health Association, Sigma Theta Tau International, Phi Chapter; Phi Kappa Phi, American Nurses Association; American Public Health Association, Midwest Nursing Research Society, American Cancer Society, Cancer Action Network

Work Experience

See CV.

Area(s) of Research

Active nurse scientist with expertise in health behavior change, American Indian and rural health, health promotion intervention development and testing, health disparities, and chronic disease prevention and management.

Led over three million dollars in extramural funding as a principal investigator or project director and co-led over 20 million dollars as a transdisciplinary scientist and scholarly team collaborator. Over 40 peer reviewed publications and 50 research reports/briefs. See CV.

Applications of Research

Health education materials for rural and underserved populations. Copyrighted materials available on request.