Barbara Harris, PhD, RN
Assistant Professor, Nursing
Specialization and Interests
- Chronic mental illness
- Women's issues in mental health
- The recovery model and experience of mental illness in the community
- Alternatives to biomedical intervention for emotional distress related to psychiatric issues
- The Hearing Voices Movement
- Critical psychiatry
- Stress and coping
- Qualitative research and the use of narrative in research
Awards and Honors
- Illinois Board of Higher Education Nurse Educator Fellow
- "Woman of Spirit and Action" Honoree, DePaul University
- American Psychiatric Nurses Association
- Midwest Nursing Research Society
- Sigma Theta Tau International
- Chair, School of Nursing Admissions, Progression, and Retention Committee
- School of Nursing Assessment and Evaluation Committee
- School of Nursing Governance and Policy Committee
- Pre-nursing Liaison
Harris, B. (2012). Health and Public Policy Column Conceptualizing Policy as Environment: Raising Awareness of Practice Implications. Nursing Science Quarterly, 25(3), 273-278.
Harris, B. (2012). A Critical Nursing Perspective of Pharmacological Interventions for Schizophrenia and the Marginalization of Person-Centered Alternatives. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 133, 127-129.
Sorenson, M., & Harris, B. (2012). Personality constructs and the stress process. In V.H. Rice (ed.), Handbook of stress, coping and health (2nd ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.