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Nick Metheny

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    Assistant Professor at the University of Miami School of Nursing and Health Studies

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    Dr. Nicholas Metheny, PhD, MPH, RN is an early-career nurse-scientist focused on building multilevel interventions to address intimate partner violence in women and sexual and gender minorities. He is currently Assistant Professor at the University of Miami School of Nursing and Health Studies, where he currently serves as Principal Investigator or co-Principal Investigator on several violence prevention studies funded by US and Canadian federal agencies. These include a biobehavioral study of violence and HIV susceptibility in Latino men who have sex with men and an mHealth safety planning intervention for Canadian women experiencing partner violence during the COVID-19 pandemic. He serves on the Board of Directors for the Nursing Network on Violence Against Women International (NNVAWI) and as Director of the Secretariat for the Lancet Commission on Gender-Based Violence and the Maltreatment of Young People. Dr. Metheny has worked in several countries for extended periods of time, including Canada, South Africa, Botswana, and Bangladesh and currently serves on the World Health Organization’s Human Reproduction Programme Working Group for Brief Interventions. As a community-engaged scholar, he also holds close ties with anti-violence and LGBT rights organizations in South Florida. He has been twice named by Sigma, the Honor Society of Nursing, as a “Rising Star of Research and Scholarship”. Dr. Metheny holds a PhD from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, a Master of Public Health in Global Health Policy from the Milken Institute School of Public Health at The George Washington University, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Pennsylvania, and a Bachelor of Arts in Public Health and Hispanic Studies from The College of William and Mary.