Octavia Flanagan

Tavie Flanagan

Dr. Tavie Flanagan, RN, WHNP-BC, PhD.
Assistant Professor
School of Nursing

Phone: 828-227-2894
Email: olflanagan@wcu.edu
Office Location: Health and Human Sciences Building, Office 340
4121 Little Savannah Road
Cullowhee, NC 28723

Tavie Flanagan is an Associate Professor for the School of Nursing in the College of Health and Human Sciences.  Currently she is teaching in the traditional undergraduate nursing program.  She has experience in teaching in the Family Nurse Practitioner and Graduate Nursing Program at UNC in Chapel Hill, teaching Reproductive Health and Health Promotion courses.  Her teaching experience also includes continuing education courses in Public Health Nursing, teaching RNs how to perform physical assessment and deliver evidence-based practice to men, women and children across North Carolina in the public health system.  Her teaching and clinical expertise lies in the care of diverse and underserved men, women and children in the areas of: Women’s Health, Primary Care, Wellness and Health Promotion.  

Tavie's research interests include HIV prevention interventions with female inmates and obesity prevention and management within vulnerable populations. From 2004-2011, Dr. Flanagan participated as a research interventionist on numerous NIH funded  HIV-prevention trials with incarcerated women; as well as weight management programs for rural elementary school children and their families within several rural counties in NC. 

Tavie and her family have recently re-located to Asheville from Chapel Hill.  She is married to her husband, Bobby Flanagan, who will be taking a new position with the McDowell County School System, as an 8th grade Social Studies teacher.  Tavie and Bobby have been married for almost 20 years and have two teenage children, Ben (14) and Katie (13).  In her free time, Dr. Flanagan enjoys spending time with her family, camping and hiking. 

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