Dr. Vang is board certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner through the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). She completed her Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI. She strives in helping her refugee patients acculturate to their new world by addressing changes in cultural practices, health problems, and more specifically mental health issues. Studies showed that serious mental health problems such as PTSD were substantially higher in refugees than the general population (Bogic et al., 2015; Collier, Munger, & Moua, 2012). During her DNP residency, she conducted a feasibility study in Trauma Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment Services (T-SBIRT) in the Hmong Refugees at Lee Medical Clinic. The study demonstrated that the tools used to provide the mental health services were very acceptable to fair in supporting and bridging Hmong refugee clients to a better state of their health. More so, it also significantly showed that PTSD was a masked prevalent mental health problem in the Hmong refugees population.

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DNP Doctor of Nursing Practice, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI
BSN, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI

American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).