Chin Hwa (Gina) Y. Dahlem, PhD, FNP-C, FAANP

Gina Dahlem

Clinical Associate Professor
Department of Health Behavior and Biological Sciences
Room 3174 400NIB

University of Michigan School of Nursing
400 North Ingalls Building
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5482

Telephone: (734) 764-3658
Fax: (734) 763-0681


  • Overdose prevention
  • Naloxone
  • Complex care populations
  • Health risk assessment
Dr. Dahlem is a Family Nurse Practitioner whose clinical focus has been delivering primary care services for complex care populations particularly for people experiencing homelessness at the Delonis/Packard Health Clinic. Dr. Dahlem's research focuses on opioid overdose prevention and education using naloxone and developing health risk assessments for clinical use. She has helped to lead opioid overdose prevention trainings for police departments throughout Southeast Michigan and community organizations.


Dr. Dahlem teaches at the graduate level for Adult and Family Nurse Practitioner students. She believes that nursing knowledge must be translated into practice, and that practice is advanced and adapted through research. Hence, Dr. Dahlem is committed to implementing strong didactic, interactive, and experiential approaches to learning that values an evidence-based approach to practice, combining theory and research. To this end, she strives to be a constant learner and values mentoring nurse practitioner students in class and in practice who will continue to impact the health of the community. 

Affiliations / Service

  • Member, National Healthcare for the Homeless Council, 2013-present
  • Member, National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties, 2012-present
  • Member, Michigan Council of Nurse Practitioners, 2006-present
  • Member, American Academy of Nurse Practitioner, 2005-present
  • Member, Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, 2002-present

Notable Awards / Honors

  • Fellow to the American Association of Nurse Practitioners 2016
  • Service and Program Improvement Award from Washtenaw County Sheriff's Department 2015
  • NONPF Pilot Program Leadership Mentored Experience 2014-2015
  • AANP Certification Exam Item Writer 2014-2016
  • Best Evidence Based Poster Award: University of Michigan Health Systems Nursing Poster Day, 2013
  • President's Choice Award Article for "Clinical Use of the Rapid Assessment for Adolescent Preventive Services (RAAPS) Questionnaire," in Journal of Pediatric Health Care, 2013


  • PhD, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 2010
  • MS, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 2005
  • BSN, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, 2002
  • BS, Iowa State University, Ames, IA, 1999

Publication Highlights

  • Dahlem, C.H., Horstman, M., & Williams, B.C. Development and Implementation of Intranasal Naloxone Opioid Overdose Response Protocol at a Homeless Health Clinic. Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (in press 2015).

  • Dahlem, C.H., Villarruel, A., Ronis, D. (2015). African American Women and Prenatal Care: Perceptions of Patient-Provider Interaction. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 37(2), 217-35. DOI: 10.1177/0193945914533747.

  • Lori, J.R., Dahlem, C.H., Madanu, R., & Ackah, J. (2014). Examining Antenatal Health Literacy in Ghana. Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 46(6), 432-40. DOI: 10.1111/jnu.12094.

  • Tschannen, D., Anderson, C., Strobbe, S., Bay, E., Bigelow, A., Dahlem, C.H Y., Gosselin, A.K., Pollard, J., & Seng, J.S. (2014). Scholarly productivity for nursing clinical track faculty. Nursing Outlook, 62(6), 475-81. DOI: 10.1016/j.outlook.2014.05.006.

  • Darling-Fisher, C., Salerno, J., Dahlem, C.H., Martyn, K.M. (2013). The Rapid Assessment for Adolescent Preventive Services (RAAPS): Providers’ Assessment of Its Usefulness in their Clinical Practice Settings. Journal of Pediatric Healthcare, 28(3), 217-26. DOI: 10.1016/j.pedhc.2013.03.003.

  • Munro, M.M., Dahlem, C.H., Lori, J.R., & Martyn, K.M. (2012). Prenatal Psychosocial Risk Assessment using Event History Calendars with Black Women. Journal of Obstetric Gynecologic & Neonatal Nursing, 1(4), 483-93.

  • Lori, J.R., Yi, C.H., & Martyn, K.M. (2011). Provider characteristics desired by African-American women in prenatal care. Journal of Transcultural Nursing, 22(1): 71-76

  • Yi, C.H., Martyn, K.K., Salerno, J., & Darling-Fisher, C. (2009). Development and Clinical Use of the Rapid Assessment for Adolescent Preventive Services (RAAPS) Questionnaire in School-based Health Centers. Journal of Pediatric Health Care, 23 (1), 2-9.

  • Yi, C.H., Lori, J.R., Martyn, K.K. (2008). Development of Prenatal Event History Calendar with African American Women. Journal of Obstetric Gynecologic & Neonatal Nursing, 37 (4), 464-73.