Jonas IV Nurse Leader Scholar Alumni

Kacy Allen-Bryant, PhD, RN

University of Kentucky

Kacy Allen-Bryant completed her PhD at the University of Kentucky's College of Nursing. Her research interest is workplace tobacco use-related policies. She received a Bachelors of Science degree in Nursing, Master's of Science degree in Nursing, Master's of Public Health degree, and Graduate Certificate in Gerontology from the University of Kentucky. As part of her doctoral studies, she's been a Central Appalachian Regional Education and Research Center Occupational and Environmental Health Nursing fellow. She's also worked as a research assistant for the studies entitled, "Risk for Workplace Violence in Long-Haul Truckers" and "Aging, Neuromuscular Behavior, and Risk of Occupational Low Back Pain". Previous experience as a nurse includes the school health, home health, and occupational health arenas. She currently is a lecturer for the public health nursing course at the University of Kentucky College of Nursing. Additionally, she is the Director of Occupational Health for KC WELLNESS, INC. Dr. Allen-Bryant has been an active member of the American Public Health Association and Chi Eta Phi, Inc., a professional nursing sorority. She also serves as a member of the Mayor's Alliance Committee on Substance Abuse and the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department Board of Health, where she is Chair of the Program Outcomes and Evaluations Committee. She was been named the Public Health Nurse of the Year by the Mayor's Alliance Committee on Substance Abuse. She is a member of Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health.