Mona Shattell

Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Development; Associate Professor, Nursing; Associate Professor, Community Psychology
(773) 325-4106

Specialization and Interests

  • Mental health of vulnerable populations
  • Therapeutic relationships
  • Acute care psychiatric environments
  • Alternative psychiatric treatment environments
  • Long-haul truckers
  • Qualitative research methods
  • Psychosis and unusual experiences​

Awards and Honors

  • Fellow, American Academy of Nursing
  • Member Scholar, International Institute of Qualitative Research Methodology, University of Alberta, Alberta, Canada ​utstanding Alumni Award, University of Tennessee at Knoxville, College of Nursing
  • Outstanding Alumni Award, University of Tennessee at Knoxville, College of Nursing​
  • Women of Spirit and Action” Honoree, DePaul University

DePaul Affiliations

  • Chair, DePaul School of Nursing Governance and Policy Committee
  • Co-Chair, Status of the Faculty Committee (Faculty Council Committee)
  • Alternate, Faculty Council
  • Member, Women’s and Gender Studies Program Advisory Committee
  • Member, College of Science and Health Research and Faculty Development Committee

Professional Activities

  • Associate Editor, Issues in Mental Health Nursing
  • International Academy of Nursing Editors
  • American Psychiatric Nurses Association
  • Sigma Theta Tau International
  • Midwest Nursing Research Society
Select Publications
Apostolopoulos, Y., Sönmez, S., Shattell, M., & Kronenfeld, J. (2012, July). Sex work in trucking milieux: ‘Lot lizards,’ truckers, and risk. Nursing Forum, 47(3), 140-152.
Shattell, M., Apostolopoulos, Y., Collins, C., Sönmez, S., & Fehrenbacher, C. (2012, July). Trucking organization and mental health disorders of truck drivers. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 33(7), 436-444.
Shattell, M., Donnelly, N., Scheyett, A., & Cuddeback, G. (2011). Assertive community treatment and the physical health needs of persons with severe mental illness: Issues around integration of mental health and physical health. Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association 17(1), 57-63.

Apostolopoulos, Y., Sönmez, S., Shattell, M., Rothenberg, R., Weitz, R., & Smith, J. (2010). Infection risk along U.S. highways? The case of a ‘truckchaser’ cruising for truckers. International Journal of Sexual Health, 22(4), 262-271.

Shattell, M., Apostolopoulos, Y., Sönmez, S., & Griffin, M. (2010). Occupational stressors and the mental health of truckers. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 31(9), 561-568.

Shattell, M., Chinn, P., Thomas, S., & Cowling, W.R. (2010). Authors’ and editors’ perspectives on peer review quality in three scholarly nursing journals. Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 42(1), 58-65.

Shattell, M., Quinlan-Colwell, A., Villalba, J., Ivers, N., & Mails, M. (2010). A cognitive behavioral group therapy intervention with depressed Spanish-speaking Mexican women living in an emerging immigrant community in the United States. Advances in Nursing Science, 33(2), 158-169.

Shattell, M., Villalba, J., Stokes, N., Hamilton, D., Foster, J., Petrini, H., Johnson, K., Hinderliter, N., Witherspoon, C., Hinshaw, R.K., & Faulkner, C. (2009). Depression in Latinas residing in emerging Latino immigrant communities in the United States. Hispanic Health Care International, 7(4), 190-202.

Gaillard, L., Shattell, M., & Thomas, S. (2009). Mental health patients’ experiences of being misunderstood. Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association, 15(3), 191-199.