DNP, PMHNP-BC, CARN, CNE
Coordinator, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Program
Health & Community Systems
Dr. Brayden Kameg currently serves as an Assistant Professor of Nursing in the Department of Health and Community Systems, where she coordinates the psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner (PMHNP) program. She currently teaches across undergraduate and graduate programs. Her primary teaching responsibilities include family therapy, psychopharmacology, and psychiatric management in primary care. Additionally, she serves as the clinical course coordinator for the undergraduate psychiatric-mental health nursing course. Dr. Kameg’s academic interests include integrating substance use and mental-health-related competencies across undergraduate and graduate programs. She has received extramural funding through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), and the National Institute on Drug Abuse. This funding has supported her work which seeks to improve the ability of both nurses and nurse practitioners to meet the mental and behavioral healthcare needs of the populations that they serve.
Clinically, Dr. Kameg is co-founder and co-owner of a private practice, Peace of Mind Psychiatry, where she treats patients across the lifespan. She is the founding program director of a PMHNP residency program at the Veterans Administration Pittsburgh Healthcare System, where she sees patients on an inpatient basis and in the addiction psychiatry program.
Dr. Kameg has presented and published extensively on a variety of clinical topics. She is passionate about providing practicing clinicians with evidence-based information to inform their practice. Her clinical expertise lies in the treatment of substance use disorders, and in working with special populations including gender-diverse individuals, people of childbearing age, and children and adolescents.
Dr. Kameg is actively involved in a variety of professional organizations, including the International Society of Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurses (ISPN) and the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. She is the editorial coordinator for the Journal of Addictions Nursing and Editor-in-Chief for the ISPN Connections Newsletter. She has been recognized for her work through the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties and The Association for Multidisciplinary Education and Research in Substance Use and Addiction, among other organizations.
Dr. Kameg earned her BSN from the University of Pittsburgh in 2016 and her DNP (area of concentration: psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner, with a minor focus in nursing education) in 2019. She is earning a PhD in Public Health at the University of Pittsburgh, with a specialty focus on Behavioral and Community Health Sciences, and she is also earning a post-professional certificate in gender-diverse healthcare through Columbia University.