Vicki Hines-Martin, PhD, PMHCNS, RN, FAAN

Vicki Hines-Martin, PhD, PMHCNS, RN, FAAN

Vicki Hines-Martin, PhD, CNS, RN, FAAN

Vicki Hines-Martin, PhD, PMHCNS, RN, FAAN

Director of the Office of Health Disparities and Community Engagement, Professor








  • Postdoctoral Fellowship - ANA Ethnic Racial Minority Fellowship Program & Agency for Health Care Policy and Research
  • PhD, University of Kentucky
  • MSN, University of Cincinnati
  • MA:Education Spalding University, Louisville, Kentucky
  • BSN, Spalding University, Louisville, Kentucky

Educational Interests:

 Mental Health, Community Engagement, Health Disparities, Social Justice & Qualitative Research


  • National Black Nurses Association (NBNA)
  • KYANNA Black Nurses of Louisville Organization (Chapter of NBNA)- co-founder and member
  • Sigma Theta Tau, Iota Gamma; Kentucky Nurses Association/ANA;  
  • Southern Nursing Research Society
  • International Society of Psychiatric Mental Health Nurses
  • American Academy of Nursing
  • Advisory Board/ Reviewer for professional journals and organizations - Archives of Psychiatric Nursing, Asian Nursing Research,  Issues in  Mental Health Nursing, Perspectives in Psychiatric Care, Research in Nursing and Health; and American Nurses Foundation and SAMHSA Minority Fellowship Program at ANA National Advisory Committee.

Recent Publications:

Yearwood, E. & Hines-Martin (Eds). (2017). Routledge Handbook of Global Mental Health Nursing: Evidence, Practice and Empowerment. New York, NY: Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group. Awarded 2nd Place, American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year in Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing category,  2017. Co-authored 5 chapters in the text including one chapter with PhD student.

Chlebowy, D., Coty, M.B., Fu, L. & Hines-Martin, V. (2017). Comorbid diabetes and depression in African Americans: Practice implications. Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities, March, pp 1-6.doi: 10.1007/s40615-017-0349-x. [Epub ahead of print].

Hines-Martin, V. & Nash, W. (2017). Social justice, social determinants of health, interprofessional practice and community engagement as formative elements of a nurse practitioner managed health center. International Journal of Nursing and Clinical Practices, 4: 218 (online).

Edward, J. & Hines-Martin, V. (2016). Examining perceived barriers to healthcare access for Hispanics in a southern urban community. Journal of Hospital Administration, 5(2), 102-108. Co-authored with PhD student.

Cunningham, H., Hines-Martin, V. & Hall, D. (2015). The Signature Partnership Initiative: A University-Community Collaboration. The International Journal of Community Diversity, 15(4), 17-30.

Ling, J. Robbins, L.B., & Hines-Martin, V. (2015). Perceived Parental Barriers to and Strategies for Supporting Physical Activity and Healthy Eating among Head Start Children. Journal of Community Health, online ahead of print DOI 10.1007/s10900-015-0134-x

Logsdon, M.C., Hines-Martin, V., Davis, D.W., Stikes, R., Rushton, J., Edward, J., & Yang, I. (2015). Lessons Learned from Adolescent Mothers: Advice on Recruitment. Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 47(4), 294-299.

Bowland, S., Hines-Martin, V., Edward, J., & Haleem, A. (2015). Reflections on Interdisciplinary Teamwork in Service-Learning. Partnerships: A Journal of Service-Learning & Civic Engagement, 6 (2), 1-18.

Edward, J. & Hines-Martin, V. (2015). Exploring the providers’ perspective of health and social service availability for immigrants and refugees in a southern urban community. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, 17(4), 1185-91. doi: 10.1007/s10903-014-0048-1.Co-authored with PhD student.

Pearson, G., Hines-Martin, V., Evans, L., York, J., Kane, C. & Yearwood, E. (2014). Addressing gaps in mental health needs of diverse, at-risk, underserved, and disenfranchised populations: A call for nursing action. Archives of Psychiatric Nursing, 29(1), 14-18.

Pearson, G.S., Evans, L.K., Hines-Martin, V.P., Yearwood, E.L., York, J.A., & Kane, C.F. (2014). Promoting the mental health of families. Nursing Outlook, 62(3):225-7.


Recent Presentations:

*2013 - The Winds of Change: Dorothy, We’re Not in Kansas Anymore!, Melva Jo Hendrix Lectureship,  Mental Health Matters: Risk, Resilience, and Recovery, 15th Annual ISPN Conference, San Antonio TX.

*Jackson, B. PhD Student (V. Hines-Martin, Mentor) “Rising from the fire: The lived experience of mothering during incarceration”, Southern Nursing Research Conference, Jacksonville FL, 2011.

*Edward J. PhD student, Hines-Martin, V. & S. Bowland “Social determinants and disparities in health status: The availability of dietary needs in a low-income, inner city, public housing community and the impact on self-care management”, Research!Louisville, Louisville KY, 2011.

*Bowland, S. & Hines-Martin,V. “Needs of Aging Urban Adults Living in Public Housing. Gerontological Society of America Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, 2011.

*Hines-Martin, V., Edward, J. "Developing a disparities agenda at a metropolitan university", Southern Nursing Research Conference, Jacksonville, FL, 2011

*Hines-Martin, V.  "Bringing PMHN together to identify global mental health issues within & beyond our membership", International Society of Psychiatric Mental Health Nurses ISPN, Tucson, AZ, 2011

*Hines-Martin, V. "The Sister you never knew (mental health and self awareness)", Saturday Academy at the Park-DuValle, Department of Arts and Sciences, University of Louisville, 2010

*Hines-Martin, V. "Proposed Mentoring Plan for University of Louisville Faculty", Council of Academic Officers CAO-Administration, Belknap Campus, University of Louisville, 2010

*Hines-Martin, V.  Community Disparities Research Collaborative, State of the Science Congress, Council for Advancement for Nursing Science Conference, Washington, DC, 2010

*Hines-Martin, V. "Disparities - An untapped resource for research, scholarship, teaching & revenue", Coucil of Academic Officers CAO Administration, Belknap Campus, University of Louisville, 2010

*Rose, L., Howard, P. & Hines-Martin, V.  Grant Writing Session, 13th Annual ISPN conference, St. Louis, MO, 2010

*“Healthy minds = Healthy families” [panel presentation], Healthy Start Program Community Spring Conference, Louisville KY, 2009

*Hines-Martin, V., Echeozo, F., Killian, P. “Female Genital Mutilation – What it is and why it should be important to ISPN” 12th Annual ISPN Conference, Greenville SC, 2009

*Hines-Martin, V., Robinson, K., Roberts, K., Bonham, E. "Community-based Participatory Research in Action" symposium, International Society of Psychiatric Mental Health Nurses, Louisville KY., April 2008.

*"University of Louisville Signature Partnership Initiative" [panel presentation], Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities Conference, Baltimore, MD., October 2007.

*“Partnering with Diverse Communities Using Web-based Health Technology” 35th Annual Institute and Conference of the National Black Nurses Association, Atlanta GA., July 2007.

*“Mental Health Care- Yes, that’s your job, too!” Kentucky Association of Nursing Students State Conference, Louisville KY., 2006.

*“Integrating Diversity into the HSC Classroom” Lunch and Learn Series, Delphi Center University of Louisville, Louisville KY., 2006


Research Interests:

  • African-American utilization of mental health services
  • Mental health
  • Qualitative Research and Community-based Participatory Research
  • Health Disparities and Community
  • Diverse populations and access to care

Research Activity

Hines-Martin, V. (Principal Investigator), Jones, V. F., Cunningham, H., Hooper, L. & Ziegler, C. (Co-Investigators). Partnership for Research: Culturally Informed Science and Excellence in Translation (PRECISE-T) Project (Pilot study). University of Louisville Office of Community Engagement Faculty Grants Program , 2017 (underway)

Hines-Martin, V. (Principal Investigator), Buchar, J., Crawford, T., Thorpe, M. & Montanez, J. (Co-I). Programmatic and Social Factors associated with Academic Success among Participants in a First generation College Pipeline Program. Upward Bound Program, University of Louisville, 2017 (in Analysis).

Cunningham, H. (Principal Investigator), Hines-Martin, V. & Smith, P.  (Co-Is). Community Partner Impact Assessment: An Exploratory Study, Office of the Vice President for Community Engagement, University of Louisville, 2017 (in Analysis)

Nash, W. (Principal Investigator), Ridner, L., Mayfield, T., Hupp, W., Hall, L., Firriolo, J., and Hines-Martin, V. (Co-investigators). University of Louisville School of Nursing and School of Dentistry Interprofessional Education Initiative. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, 2013-15:



Melva Jo Hendrix Lectureship Award, International Society of Psychiatric Mental Health Nurses

2011Expert Panel member (appointment), Addressing the Needs of a Diverse, At-Risk & Disenfranchised Populations Across the Life Span position paper, American Academy of Nursing
2011Hall of Fame Award, University of Kentucky College of Nursing
2010Honoree, Fifty Outstanding Alumni Recognition, University of Kentucky College of Nursing, 50th Celebration
2009ANF Scholar Highlight, 2008 American Nurses Foundation Annual report
2008Outstanding Nurse of the Year, KYANNA Black Nurses Association of Kentucky (NBNA Chapter)
2008Fellow, American Academy of Nursing
2008Diversity Award, International Society of Psychiatric Mental Health Nurses
2007Outstanding Performance and Exemplary Achievement, University of Louisville Black Faculty/Staff Association
2007Service Award, International Society of Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurses
2007Presidential Exemplary Multicultural Teaching Award, University of Louisville