Kristiana Avery

Kristiana Avery PhD, MS, BSN

Assistant Professor of Clinical Teaching
  • College of Nursing


Primary Phone:303-724-8524

Mailing Address:
  • CU Anschutz

Education II North

13120 East 19th Avenue

Aurora, CO 80045

Dr. Kristiana Avery is a graduate of University of Colorado College of Nursing completing her MS in the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Program in 2010 and the PhD-Biobehavioral Science Program in 2020. Dr. Avery has been a clinical instructor with the College of Nursing since 2007 and now joins the College of Nursing as a faculty member.

Dr. Avery's work has focused on mental health across the life-span including; child, adolescent, adult and geriatric mental health.

Dr. Avery received the Sigma Theta Tau/Western Institute of Nursing Research grant, awarded in 2017, for her dissertation study Ion Channel Genetic Biomarkers: Diagnostic Capabilities in the Assessment of Bipolar Disorder. Her research focuses on neurogenetic biomarkers in mental health.

Areas of Expertise

  • Psychiatric
  • Mental Health
  • Genetics

Education, Licensure & Certifications

  • PhD - Nursing-Biobehavioral Science, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus 2020
  • MS - Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus 2010
  • BSN - Creighton University, 2004
  • BA - Hastings College, 2002
  • Colorado License - RN, APRN
  • DEA license
  • Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner-Board Certified ANCC


  • STTI/WIN Grant Award for Research

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