Dr. Tyson is a professor for the graduate department in the School of Nursing and the Associate Dean of Research and Faculty Development. She is an ANCC board certified child and adolescent psychiatric clinical nurse specialist. Clinical work with hospitalized children and adolescents who were victims of or exposed to family violence led to two lines of research inquiry; the mental health effects of family violence and prevention of violence victimization among at risk women and high risk youth.
Dr. Tyson continues to follow these two lines of inquiry. She has participated in multidisciplinary prevention research with community-based high risk youth and through the support of the National Institute of Nursing Research investigated the complexities of partner violence victimization risk factors among young adult African-American women.
Current research projects include further development of culturally congruent partner violence preventive interventions; and an investigation of the intergenerational transmission of preventive parenting skills.
Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles
MSN, University of California, Los Angeles
BSN, University of California, Los Angeles
B.A., California State University, NorthridgeCredentials/Certifications
Registered Nurse, California Board of Registered Nursing
Child/Adolescent Psychiatric Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist, Board Certified, American Nurses Association Credentialing Center
- Family violence
- Prevention of risky behavior, depression, and suicide in at-risk youth
- Prevention of violence against women with emphasis on ethnic minority women
- Psychiatric mental health and illness
- Qualitative research methods
Courses Taught – Psychiatric Theories across the Life Span
– Psychiatric Assessment across the Life Span
– Philosophy of Science
– Qualitative Research Designs
– Advanced Qualitative Research Methods
School of Nursing
Building One, Room 311, West Campus