Dawn Bounds, PhD, PMHNP-BC
Dawn Bounds is an assistant professor in the College of Nursing and Department of Psychiatry Section of Population Behavioral Health at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Bounds’ program of research is focused on the risk and resilience of youth. Her research has addressed gaps in both policy and practice related to commercial sexual exploitation/sex trafficking and exposes the social factors that contribute to the exploitation of vulnerable people. Her current research focuses on adapting and piloting a family re-engagement intervention to explore its impact on preventing recurrent sexual exploitation in newly homeless youth with particular attention to African American and LGBT youth.