Breana Taylor | Capital University, Columbus Ohio


  • Breana Taylor, Ph.D.

    Assistant Professor

    Breana Taylor

    Batelle Hall


    • Classes

      Nursing 520: Research and Evidence-Based Practice
      Nursing 400: Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing
      Nursing 201: Human Growth and Development

    • Biography

      Dr. Breana Hull is an Assistant Professor of Nursing at Capital University.

      Her research focuses on the multilevel predictors and health sequela of sex trafficking, highlighting the role of early childhood adversities on measures of inflammation and immune function. She has presented at local, national, and international conferences. 

      Her clinical background is in psychiatric/ mental health nursing and corrections nursing, having previously worked as a staff nurse at Twin Valley Behavioral Healthcare, Franklin Medical Center, and Ohio Reformatory for Women.  

      Dr. Taylor's teaching strategies are guided by intersectional feminist and critical pedagogies. She seeks to integrate cultural sensitivity and social identity awareness and inclusion in the classroom and in nursing practice to develop socially aware, culturally sensitive nurses. Her overall teaching interests are in the realm of social justice, social determinants of health, and health disparities, particularly as these relate to lifespan health development, psychiatric/mental health, human trafficking, sexual health, and vulnerability among youth. Additionally, she has expertise in online adult education and implementation and use of the flipped classroom model. 

      She is a member of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association, International Society of Psychiatric Nurses and currently serves as the Vice President of Sigma Theta Tau International Theta Theta Chapter and Chair of the Nursing Academic Affairs Committee. 

    • Degrees Earned

      Doctor of Philosophy: The Ohio State University
      - Graduate Interdisciplinary Specialization in College and University Teaching
      - Cognate Focus on Multilevel Determinants of Adolescent Risk

      Master of Science in Nursing Science: The Ohio State University
      -Psychiatric/Mental Health Specialization

      Bachelor of Science in Nursing with Honors and Research Distinction: The Ohio State University (Magna Cum Laude)

    • Publications

      Sadovszky, V., Draudt, B., & Boch, S. (2014). A Systematic Review of Reviews of Behavioral Interventions to Promote Condom Use. Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing, 11(2), 107-117. doi:10.1111/wvn.12017