Aimee is a psychiatric and addictions nurse practitioner with ten plus years of leadership experience. Her background in nursing includes public health, mental health, and addictions nursing. She possesses broad knowledge in treating individuals with substance use disorders (SUDs) and those with multifaceted mental health diagnoses in both outpatient and inpatient settings. She has special training and certification in therapy strategies for trauma, motivational interviewing, and solution-focused therapy.
She is currently a senior instructor at the University of Colorado College of Nursing teaching both undergraduate and graduate mental health nursing.
Aimee’s clinical and research expertise includes creating and implementing new evidence guidelines to low-barrier approaches for mental health and substance use treatment in integrated care settings to reduce stigma and improve access to care.
She is also a grant recipient from the National Institute of Drug Abuse and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing to educate nurses on opioid use disorders and medication-assisted treatment. To date, she has trained over 3,000 nurses nationwide as a part of her grant.
Her long-term research interests include using a transdiagnostic approach to better explain common causal mechanisms and risk factors for SUD-PTSD and developing treatment and prevention strategies based on those findings.