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Diane Magyary PhD, PMHCNS-BC

Child & Adolescent Psychiatric ARNP with prescriptive authority

My research, teaching and clinical practice have primarily focused on infant, child and adolescent development, mental health and well-being. Psychological, social and environmental determinants are emphasized in the assessment and intervention process. Models that integrate mental health and primary care services are highlighted.

Recently, I am involved in several global health projects located in rural farming villages in Malawi, Africa. Through a collaborative partnership with a registered NGO/Total Land Care and University of Malawi, the process of community resiliency is enhanced in consideration of climate changes. My particular contributions include health, development and well-being of children, especially under five years of age; gender equity and empowerment of women and youth; nutritional food security; and implementation science including health metrics and evaluation. The success of the innovative Malawi-based quinoa nutrition project was recognized by the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations. Subsequently in 2014, UN/FAO has initiated a quinoa project through efforts to build a collaborative network in eastern Africa and develop sustainable scaling-up implementation strategies that address quinoa production and nutrition, and related issues pertaining to gender equity and youth development and health.



  • BSN, Ohio State University
  • MSN, University of Washington
  • Ph.D., University of Washington
  • Postdoctoral fellowship, University of Washington

What classes do you teach?

Child Mental Health Assessment and Interventions
Advanced Clinical Practicum Immersion
Science of Nursing Therapeutics
Translation of Scientific Evidence to Clinical Practice
Professional Interpersonal Styles of Communication with Families: Enhancement Health Outcomes

What do you love about the UW School of Nursing?

The UW School of Nursing thrives on being innovative in research, teaching and community service within an interprofessional, collaborative context.


Psychosocial and Community Health

Research Areas

  • Innovative Interventions
  • Health Equity
  • Lifespan Health
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