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Faculty and Staff Profile

Paula Watt


Office: 101 Edwards Hall
Phone: 864-656-3076
Fax: 864-656-7694

 Educational Background

Ph.D. Holistic Health Science
Clayton College of Natural Health 1999

M.S. Nursing
Clemson University 1994

Certificate Family Nurse Practitioner
MAHEC 1987

 Courses Taught

Nursing Graduate Level Womens Health


Paula J. Watt, PhD, APRN-BC, FNP-C, is the director of the Joseph F. Sullivan Center, one of the oldest successful academic nursing centers in the country. Providing leadership for all on and off site programs and services, she promotes the integration of teaching, research, and community outreach with multidisciplinary teams. She holds advanced practice certifications in Family, Women’s Health, Menopause; Lifestyle Medicine; and completed the NIH Summer Genetics Institute. She is a member of the first outside team trained in the Touchpoints Approach, supporting families and children. Recognizing the importance of relationship in brain development, team building, personal health protection, and social determinants, her research, presentations, and outreach focus on building resiliency through lifestyle health. Lifestyle health for employee, community, and rural, underserved, and vulnerable populations supports research and collaborative activities for faculty and enhanced student service learning in Recreation Therapy, Nursing, Public Health, Architecture in Health, Industrial Engineering, Psychology and others.

 Research Interests

Publication, research, and speaking topic areas include Lifestyle as Medicine, Women’s Health, Complementary and Alternative health, Cardio and Ovarian Metabolic Syndrome, mHealth, Access to Care and Mobile Outreach to Vulnerable Populations, Stress, and Resiliency.