Chin Hwa (Gina) Dahlem, Ph.D., FNP-C, FAANP

Clinical Assistant Professor, School of Nursing


Dr. Dahlem is a Clinical Assistant Professor at University of Michigan School of Nursing. She received her PhD and her MS from University of Michigan and is a certified family nurse practitioner. Her clinical focus has been delivering primary care services for people experiencing homelessness and practices at Packard Health clinics located at the Shelter Association of Washtenaw County and Avalon Housing. Her research focuses on opioid overdose prevention education and developing health risk assessments for clinical use. She is the co-inventor for the Rapid Assessment for Adolescent Preventive Services (RAAPS) which is used worldwide as a clinical health risk assessment tool for adolescents.  Dr. Dahlem’s current focus is developing effective interventions for overdose prevention education and post-overdose care. She has helped to lead opioid overdose prevention education and naloxone distribution for police departments and community organizations throughout Southeast Michigan.

Research Interests

Dr. Dahlem's community-engaged research focuses on delivering opioid overdose education and naloxone distribution, developing effective interventions to connect people to treatment post-overdose, and evaluating how communities can coordinate a system of care to reduce opioid overdose mortality and morbidity.