Adult Psychiatric & Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Christine Chollak, PMHNP-BC

Primary Specialty: Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Certification(s): ANCC certified as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Education: Christine completed her undergraduate degree at Boston University before working in psychiatric research at NYU Langone Medical Center. After learning about pharmacologic treatment modalities and the various professional models within the field of mental health, she decided to apply to nurse practitioner programs. In 2019 she graduated from Vanderbilt University in Nashville TN with an MSN degree.

Other Accomplishments: Prior to graduating, Christine completed more than 1,000 clinical hours managing a wide variety of mental health disorders across the lifespan in both inpatient and outpatient settings. She has been trained in medication management, psychoeducation, and supportive therapeutic interventions. Christine also has experience in community health and specialty areas including addiction, eating disorders, severely mentally ill populations, and child and geriatric care.

Publications/Presentations:

  • McNeely, J., Kumar, P., Rieckmann, T., Sedlander, E., Farkas, S., Chollak, C., Kannry, J.L., Vega, A., Waite, E.A., Peccoralo, L., Rosenthal, R.N., McCarty, D., & Rotrosen, J. (2018). Barriers and facilitators affecting the implementation of substance use screening in primary care clinics: a qualitative study of patients, providers, and staff. Addiction Science & Clinical Practice, 13(8).
  • Ragen B.J., Roach, J., & Chollak, C. (2016). Chronic stress, regulation of emotion and functional activity of the brain. Stress Concepts and Cognition, Emotion and Behavior. Elsevier, 241-49.
  • Ragen, B.J., Seidel, J., Chollak, C., Pietrzak, R.H., & Neumeister A. (2015). Investigational drugs under development for the treatment of PTSD. Expert Opinion on Investigational Drugs, 24(5), 659-72.
  • Logan, J., Ragen, B.J., Seidel, J., Chollak, C., Ding, Y.S., Koesters, T., Pietrzak, R., & Neumeister, A. (2015). A Study of PTSD and Trauma Control Subjects with PET/MR. Journal of Nuclear Medicine, 56(3), 1624-1626.

What led you to join Rudoy Medical?
“I wanted to join Rudoy Medical because I was excited to join a new multispecialty practice where patients could come to receive a variety of health services.”

What do you enjoy most about your role as a healthcare practitioner?
“I enjoy working with patients and empowering them to reach their personal health goals.”

How would you describe your approach to patient care?
“I utilize a comprehensive, patient-focused, and evidence-based treatment approach rooted in interdisciplinary and collaborative care. I believe this holistic and multimodal framework is particularly well suited for patients with diverse backgrounds and treatment goals.”