Health & Community Systems

The Department of Health and Community Systems includes faculty who have expertise in both inpatient and community settings.  The department includes the nursing informatics area of concentration and the DNP area of concentration in psychiatric-mental health nursing.


Chair Eileen Chasens, PhD, RN, FAAN 412-624-9380
Vice Chair for Administration Elizabeth A. Schlenk, PhD, RN, FAAN 412-624-4103
Vice Chair for Research Jennifer Hagerty Lingler, PhD, MA, CRNP, FAAN 412-383-5214
Department Administrator Amanda Raczkowski, BA, MFA 412-624-6706

3500 Victoria Street
415 Victoria Building
Phone: 412-624-2469
fax: 412-383-7293


Accelerated 2nd Degree Track Michael Beach, DNP, ANCP-BC, PNP, FAAN 412-624-9654
Community Health Nursing TBA    
Gerontological Nursing TBA    

Doctor of Nursing Practice Areas of Concentration

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Heeyoung Lee, PhD, APRN- BC 412-624-5073

Masters Nurse Specialty Role Area of Concentration

Nursing Informatics Young Ji Lee ,  PhD, RN, Interim Coordinator 412-624-6943
RN Options Coordinator Darcy Waechter, DNP, RN 412-383-7946
PhD Marilyn Hravnak, RN, PhD, ACNP-BC, FCCM, FAAN 412-383-5148