Kristin Solimani is a board-certified Nurse Practitioner. She received her master’s degree from Baylor University and an undergraduate degree from The University of Texas at Tyler. Additionally, she holds a Doctorate in Nursing Practice (DNP) from The University of Texas Medical Branch. For the past eight years, she has specialized in emergency medicine, which illustrated the gap between medical and psychiatric care and how the mind/body connection is often ignored. These gaps in care encouraged Kristin to pursue a Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner certification at Johns Hopkins University, where she is finishing her residency specializing in pediatric and adult mental health. In addition to her clinical responsibilities, Kristin serves as an Assistant Professor of Nursing at Princess Nourah Bint Abdulrahman University in Saudi Arabia lecturing on advanced pathophysiology, nursing research, and advanced health assessment. Her clinical interests include global mental health, nursing research, and psychiatric emergencies. She is a strong advocate for decreasing the stigma associated with mental illness and fiercely believes in re-shaping mental health care across the globe. In her spare time, Kristin enjoys traveling, cooking, and writing. She is very excited to be a part of Cerebral and is proud to work with such a fantastic and innovative team.
What mental health needs is more sunlight, more candor, and more unashamed conversation.