Beth A. Pratt, PhD, RN

Associate Investigator

Beth PrattBeth Pratt is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Nursing at Florida Atlantic University (FAU). She earned a doctorate degree in Nursing and master’s degree in Nursing Education from FAU, a master’s degree in Forensic Science from Florida International University, a bachelor’s degree in Nursing from Johns Hopkins University, a bachelor’s degree in Biology from St. Olaf College, and a second major in Spanish from St. Catherine University.

Beth is passionate about holistic mental health care for military veterans and families. She has joined the C-P.A.W.W. team to conduct research on the human-animal bond within military families who are affected by PTSD.

While growing up on a farm in Minnesota, Beth always had a special dog by her side. Years later, Beth had the privilege to count on her dog, Danny, as the main support when her spouse was deployed in Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF). Beth, her spouse, and their two children have been blessed with two dogs, Finn and Macy, and one cat, Kit.