University of Nebraska Medical Center

Sydney Buckland, PhD

Research Project Coordinator


Dr. Sydney Buckland

Dr. Sydney Buckland is BHECN’s Research Project Coordinator. Dr. Buckland is a Nebraska native and grew up in Western Nebraska. She earned her BSN in 1998 from UNMC Lincoln division, MSN in 2004 from the University of Vermont, and her PhD in Nursing in 2019 from UNMC Omaha division. She also holds a BA in Japanese Language & Literature from Indiana University. She joined the UNMC faculty shortly after graduating in 2019 and is an Assistant Professor.

Before joining BHECN, Dr. Buckland practiced as a Family Nurse Practitioner and taught in the Family Nurse Practitioner track in the UNMC College of Nursing. She also did research into the intersection of coronary heart disease and psychological distress (depression, anxiety, and perceived stress), particularly in women, rural & underserved populations, and middle-aged adults; as well as the use of mobile apps to expand access to care. She is also interested in mixed methods research.