Donna Kazemi

Dr. Kazemi is a Professor in the School of Nursing at the University of North Carolina Charlotte. Her program of research has focused on applied and clinical research on addictive behaviors among populations at high risk such as young adults, college students, military personnel, and underserved ethnic minority populations. Specializing in the assessment, treatment and prevention of alcohol induced disorders among vulnerable populations. She has authored a number of studies on the use of multiple strategies to prevent alcohol and other drug (AOD) misuse. Her program promotes a multifaceted integrated approach that addresses the individual, community, and society to impact high risk addictive behaviors. Dr. Kazemi’s specific training in the adherence in the use of brief motivational intervention (BMI) to treat substance use problems. Dr. Kazemi has been the principal and co-investigator on grants totaling over 5M dollars. As PI or co-Investigator on several university- and NIH-funded grants she has laid the groundwork for future research by developing an enhanced and expanded interventions informed by theoretical constructs (real-time, BMI) in conjunction with developing cutting edge technology (mHealth) to prevent substance abuse among vulnerable populations. She has also served on numerous local, national and international organizations, including the American Public Health Association Public Health Education and Health Promotion (PHEHP), American College Health Association, Alcohol Tobacco and other Drug (ATOD) Coalition, Association of Community Nurse Educators (ACHNE), Wellness Matrix Team, Substance Use Advisory Committee, and the University Responsible Action Protocol Exploratory Committee.