Dr. Erin Athey

Erin Athey
Assistant Professor
Foggy Bottom Campus
1919 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Suite 500
Washington, D.C. 20006
United States
[email protected]

Erin Athey, DNP, FNP-BC, RN is developing a research program focused on the development of evidence-based interventions for HIV-infected individuals and other chronic diseases, including mental health issues, with a focus on the social determinants of health. Her entire NP career has been devoted to working  in under resourced areas, most of which has been in Washington, D.C., caring for HIV-infected adolescents and adults. Dr. Athey has a keen understanding of the importance providing holistic care to patients, which includes their biological, psychological and social needs.

Current Research

MHI-STREET: Mental Health Improvement — Screening, Training, Referring, Engaging, Empowering and Treating, Washington, D.C.


University of Virginia, DNP

George Mason University, MSN

Florida State University, BSN


Yeagley, E. K., Kulbok, P. A., O'Laughlen, M. C., Ingersoll, K. S., Rovnyak, V. G., & Rana, S. (2012). The feasibility and acceptability of a motivational interviewing intervention for HIV-infected youth in an urban outpatient clinic: A pilot study. The Journal of theAssociation of Nurses in AIDS Care: JANAC,23(4), 366.

Athey, E. (2014). The Quest for an Effective Adherence Intervention: A DOT-cART Case Study. Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care, 25(6), 682-686.

El-Banna, M. M., Briggs, L. A., Leslie, M. S., Athey, E. K., Pericak, A., Falk, N. L., & Greene, J. (2015). Does Prior RN Clinical Experience Predict Academic Success in Graduate Nurse Practitioner Programs? The Journal of Nursing Education, 54(5), 276-280.

Athey, E.K., Leslie, M., Briggs, L., Park, J., Falk, N., Pericak, A., El-Banna, M. & Greene, J. (2015). How important are autonomy and work setting to nurse practitioners’ job satisfaction? Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, 15 (1). doi:10.1002/2327-6924.12292

Park, J., Athey, E., Pericak, A., Pulcini, J., & Greene, J. (2016). To What Extent Are State Scope of Practice Laws Related to Nurse Practitioners’ Day-to-Day Practice Autonomy?. Medical Care Research and Review, 1077558716677826.


President — Greater Washington, D.C., Association of Nurses in AIDS Care (2016 – Present)

Clinical Scholars Fellowship — Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (2016 – 2019)