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Wyona M. Freysteinson, PhD, MN
Assistant Professor - Houston Center

Dr. Freysteinson is a full graduate faculty scholar at Texas Woman's University. The PhD nursing science courses she teaches are writing for publication, literature review, scholarship and philosophy. The undergraduate courses she teaches in are research, community and senior integration.

Prior to accepting a full time position at Texas Woman's University, Dr. Freysteinson had extensive experience across the continuum of care. She was a director of nursing for the largest non-profit home health in Southwestern United States. In addition, she opened and directed a home and inpatient hospice program. Dr. Freysteinson also has extensive experience in skilled nursing and hospital nursing including emergency, neurosurgery, and medicine. 

Dr. Freysteinson is Icelandic and lived in a small Icelandic community in Canada. She has global contacts  primarily in Canada and Iceland.

Dr. Freysteinson’s research interests include body image and the experience of the mirror for individuals who have suffered a recent visible body disfigurement due to surgery and/or trauma. She is currently working with TIRR Memorial Hermann on the experience of coming to accept self in the mirror for those who have suffered an amputation.  In addition, she is working with six hospitals in the Memorial Hermann Health System on an intervention to help women through viewing self in a mirror after a mastectomy. Her research work extends to M.D. Anderson where she is working with the only known body image psychologist in North America on the experience of viewing self in the mirror after facial surgery for Cancer. Dr. Freysteinson has published numerous articles and has presented her work locally, nationally and internationally. 

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