Margaret Emerson, DNP, APRN, PMHNP-BC

Clinical Associate Professor


University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC)
College of Nursing - Omaha Division
985330 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-5330

Phone: 402-559-6625



  • 2006, BSN, UNMC
  • 2011, MSN, UNMC
  • 2017, DNP, UNMC


Articles published in scholarly peer reviewed journals (+ co-authored with student)

Emerson, M.R., Mathews, T., & Struwe. L. (2018). Postpartum Depression Screening for New Mothers at Well Child Visits. MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing, 43(3), 139-145.

Emerson, M. R. (2019). Implementing a Hybrid-Collaborative Care Model: Practical Considerations for Nurse Practitioners. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 1-6.

Kinnan, S., Emerson, M. R., Kern, J., & Ratzliff, A. (2019). How a Health Center Eliminated the Waiting List for Psychiatric Services. Psychiatric Services, 70(12), 1176-1179.

Mathews, T. L., Emerson, M. R., Moore, T. A., Fial, A., & Hanna, K. M. (2019). Systematic Review: Feasibility, Reliability, and Validity of Maternal/Caregiver Attachment and Bonding Screening Tools for Clinical Use. Journal of Pediatric Health Care. 33(6). 633-638.

Emerson, M.R., Buchanan, L., & Golden, A. (2020). Telehealth Simulation with Graduate Nurse Practitioner Students. Nurse Educator: April 20, 2020 - Volume Publish Ahead of Print - Issue - doi: 10.1097/NNE.0000000000000843

Emerson, M.R., Watanabe-Galloway, S., Dinkel, D., Kotcherlakota, S., & Fok, L. (2020). Lessons Learned in Selection and Review of Depression Apps for Primary Care Settings. Journal of Technology in Behavioral Science. +

Torous, J., Aquino, P., Emerson, M.R. & Fortuna, K. (2020). Actionable Health App Evaluation: Translating Expert Frameworks into Objective Metrics. NPJ Digital Medicine 3, article 100.

Lagan, S., Emerson, M.R., Gratzer, D., Myrick, K., Chan, S., Fortuna, K., Benson, N., Tatro, N., Aquino, P., Tartaglia, J., Dirst, M., King, D., Matwin, S., Proctor, S., & Torous, J. (2021). Mental Health App Evaluation: Updating the American Psychiatric Association’s Framework with a Modified Delphi Process. Psychiatric Services. 72(9), 1095-1098.

Emerson, MR. Caspari-Harsh, J. Notice, M., Dinkel, D., & Kabayundo, J. (2021). Mental Health Mobile App Use: Considerations for Serving Underserved Patients in Integrated Primary Care Settings. General Hospital Psychiatry. 67-75. +

Dinkel, D.M., Caspari, J.H., Fok, L., Notice, M., Johnson, D.J., Watanabe-Galloway, S., & Emerson, M.R. (2021). A Qualitative Exploration of the Feasibility of Integrating Mental Health Apps into Integrated Primary Care Clinics. Translational Behavioral Medicine. 11(9), 1708-1716.+

Watanabe-Galloway, S. Emerson, MR, Doyle, M., Harsh Caspari, J, & Johnson, D. (2021) How to Effectively Transition Patients Back from Psychiatric Care to PC: Access Initiative Protocol Development. Psychiatric Services. appi-ps.

Edwards, L., Emerson, MR., Cates, D. & Steel, R. (2021). COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate Exemption Requests for Anxiety: Ethical and Practical Considerations. Psychiatric Times. 39(2). 8-9.

Emerson, M.R., Huber, M., Mathews, T., Kupzyk, K., Walsh, M., & Walker, J. (2022). Improving Integrated Mental Health Care Through an Advanced Practice Nurse Practitioner Led Program: Challenges and Successes. Public Health Reports. Accepted for publication

Emerson, M.R., Buckland, S., Watanabe-Galloway, S., Dinkel, D., Mickles, M., Fok, L, & Lawlor, M. (2022). Addressing and Evaluating Health Literacy in mHealth: A Scoping Review. mHealth. Accepted for publication

Emerson, MR, Dinkel, D, Watanabe-Galloway, S., Torous, J., & Johnson, D.J. (submitted 11.14.2022) Adaptation of Digital Navigation Training for Integrated Behavioral Health Providers: Interview and Survey Study. Translational Behavioral Medicine. (In Review).

Articles published in non-peer reviewed platforms

Torous, J. & Emerson, MR. (2022). How to Find the Right Mental Health App. Aeon Psych.
How to choose a mental health app | Psyche Guides

Digital Navigation Training

M-Health Digital Navigation Training for Integrated Behavioral Health