Nancy T. Vineburgh, M.A. is Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at The Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland. She serves as the Director of the Office of Public Education and Preparedness at the Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress (CSTS).
Ms. Vineburgh is an expert in health communication, health marketing and public education. She has created numerous, high profile public education campaigns that have generated national and international attention: Fight the Bite, the nation’s first health campaign for Lyme Disease awareness; Courage to Care, an electronic campaign addressing the well-being of deployed soldiers and their families; Can a Depressed Parent Be a Good Parent, You Bet, the nation’s first campaign on parental depression sponsored by Children’s Hospital Boston; Where to Draw the Line, a three year campaign for National Alcohol Screening Day sponsored by NIAAA and SAMHSA; Our Nation’s Resilience: Paintings, Public Education and Preparedness for Terrorism, an art exhibit to educate the nation about terrorism preparedness on display in the Rotunda of the Russell Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C throughout the week of September 11, 2005.
She is Co-Principal Investigator of a research study, Workplace Preparedness for Terrorism, funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Her published paper, The Power of the Pink Ribbon: Raising Awareness of the Mental Health Implications of Terrorism in the Journal Psychiatry influenced public policy and led to Maryland’s proclamation of National Resiliency Day on September 11, 2004, an official event to be held annually.
Her work has earned numerous awards including Woman of the Future by Hartford Woman Newspaper in recognition for her broadcasting on women’s health; The Combined Health Appeal Media Award and Connecticut’s Arthritis Foundation Public Education Award for her work related to Lyme Disease education.
Ms. Vineburgh received her B.A. from Connecticut College in New London, Connecticut, her M.A. in counseling from St. Joseph College, West Hartford, Connecticut, and attended Harvard University Graduate School of Education. She is a member of the Washington School of Psychiatry, the American Public Health Association, the Employee Assistance Professionals Association and Employee Assistance Society of North America.