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Melvina Brandau

Melvina Brandau
Associate Professor


  • PhD, Nursing, University of North Dakota, 2016
  • MS, Nursing Education, Indiana Wesleyan University, 2007
  • BS, Nursing, Indiana Wesleyan University, 2005
  • AAS, Nursing, University of Rio Grande, 1999

Research/Professional Interests

  • Cyberbullying and bullying among adolescents
  • Adolescent violence and risky behavior
  • Appalachian youth

Clinical Experience

  • Medical/Surgical Nursing
  • Telemetry/Cardiac care


  • Martsolf, D., Draucker, C., & Brandau, M. (2013, April). Breaking up is hard to do: How teens end violent dating relationships. Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association, 19(2), 71-77. doi: 10.1177/1078390313484801
  • Brandau M, Azulay Chertok IR, Himawan L. (2018). School-based risk factors associated with electronic and at-school bullying among United States’ high school students. EC Paediatrics, 7, 641-652.
  • Brandau, M., & Evanson, T. A. (2018). Adolescent Victims Emerging From Cyberbullying. Qualitative Health Research,28(10), 1584-1594. doi:10.1177/1049732318773325
  • Brandau, M., Chertok, I.A., & Himawan, L. (2017). Trend analysis and risk factors associated with bullying and cyberbullying among U.S. high school students: Youth Risk Behavior Surveys 2011-2015. (Under Review)
  • Brandau, M. (2016). Adolescent victims’ experiences with cyberbullying: A grounded theory study (Doctoral dissertation). Retrieved from Proquest Dissertations & Thesis A & I. (10125546)