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Colleen Keenan, PhD, RNC
Adjunct Associate Professor

Location: 5-258 Factor Building
Phone: (310) 206-5878
Fax: (310) 206-3241
E-mail: ckeenan@sonnet.ucla.edu

Academic/Administrative Appointment

Adjunct Associate Professor

Honors and Awards

Outstanding Faculty Award
Visiting Professor, Kitasato University, Kanagawa, Japan
Champion Award, National Women's Political Caucus
Faculty Marshall, Class of 1996


Theoretical Foundations of Women's Health Care (N211)
Neuropsychiatric Nurse Practitioner Subspecialty (N241/242)
Family Nurse Practitioner Program (N439A-D)
Gay and Lesbian Health Care Issues
Community-based Curriculum Development 

Clinical Practice

Community-based advanced practice nursing
Health care delivery for underserved populations
Comprehensive women's health care

Community Service

Volunteer nurse practitioner, Los Angeles Mission Health Clinic
Los Angeles County Department of Health Services, Office of Women's Health
Peer reviewer, Nursing Special Projects, Bureau of Health Professions, DHHS

Research and Scholarship

Primary care interventions to prevent or reduce domestic violence
Lesbian Health Care Needs
Alcohol and drug use, and addiction


Cochran, S., Keenan, C., Schober, C. and Mays, V. (2000). Estimates of alcohol use and clinical treatment needs among homosexually active men and women in the U.S. population. Accepted for publication, Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology.

Anderson, N.L.R., Koniak-Griffin, D., Keenan, C., Uman, G., Duggal, B. and Casey, C. (1999). Evaluating the outcomes of parent-child family life education, Journal of Scholarly Inquiry in Nursing, 13, 3-26.

Nyamathi, A., Wenzel, S., Keenan, C., Leake, B. and Gelberg, L. (1999). Associations between homeless women's intimate relationships and their health and well-being. Research in Nursing and Health, 22, 486-495.

Nyamathi, A., Bayley, L., Anderson, N., Keenan, C. and Leake, B. (1999). Perceived factors influencing the initiation of drugs and alcohol use among homeless women and reported consequenses of use. Women and Health, 29, 99-114.

Keenan, C., El Hadad, A. and Balkian, S. (1998). Factors associated with domestic violence in low-income Lebanese women. Image: A Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 30, 357-62 .

Nyamathi, A., Keenan, C., and Bayley, L. (1998). Differences in personal, cognitive, psychological and social factors associated with drug and alcohol use or non-use in homeless women. Research in Nursing and Health, 21, 525-32.

Wuerker, A. and Keenan, C. (1997). Patterns of psychiatric service utilization by clients of an inner city mental health clinic. Psychiatric Quarterly, 68, 101-116.

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