Christopher Reddin, PhD, PMHNP-BC

Behavioral & Mental Health, Psychiatry

Practices In: Lisle
Patients Seen: Adults

I am a retired Navy vet­er­an who spent the first part of his career in crit­i­cal care and trau­ma, the mid­dle as a research sci­en­tist and the lat­ter part in men­tal health as an adult nurse prac­ti­tion­er. I val­ue col­lab­o­ra­tive, active rela­tion­ships with my patients that are goal and out­come dri­ven. Good men­tal health is hard work and a life-long process.

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Awards & Accolades
Meritorious Service Medal 2019
Navy Commendation Medal (third award) 2009
Navy Commendation Medal (second award) 2006
Navy Commendation Medal 2001
Humanitarian Service Medal Joint Task Force 160 Guantanamo Bay, Cuba 1994
Clinical Interests

I treat most con­di­tions but spe­cial­ize in all gen­er­al psy­chi­a­try, combat/​civilian PTSD/​trauma, fam­i­ly sep­a­ra­tion, rela­tion­ship, and adjust­ment issues, sex­u­al trauma

Personal Interests

I enjoy spend­ing time with my wife and 2 daugh­ters, am an avid sailor and wood boat enthu­si­ast. You don’t own a wood boat; you have a rela­tion­ship with her.

Gamma Phi Sigma Theta Tau National Honor Society of Nurses
Winona State University Graduation Date: 1992 Degree: BS in Nursing
Rush University Graduation Date: 2012 Degree: Post Masters Certificate: Adult Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Rush University Graduation Date: 2013 Degree: PhD
Provider’s Publications
Bogner J, Barrett RS, Hammond FM, Horn SD, Corrigan JD, Rosenthal J, Beaulieu C, Waszkiewicz M, Shea T, Reddin C, Cullen N, Giuffrida CG, Young JA, Garmoe W. Predictors of Agitated Behavior During Inpatient Rehabilitation for Traumatic Brain Injury. Arch Phys Med Rehabil, S275-281
August 2015
Reddin, C. J. Exploring pain and cognitive recovery relationships during acute rehabilitation for traumatic brain injury. Doctoral dissertation, Rush University
February 2013
Reddin, C. J., Tanabe, P, & Cerrentano, E. Sickle Cell Disease Management in the Emergency Department: What every nurse should know. Journal of Emergency Nursing, 37(4): 341-345
July 2011
Tanabe, P., Reddin, C. J., Thornton, V., Todd, K., Wun, T., Lyons, J. Emergency Department Sickle Cell Assessment of Needs and Strengths (ED-SCANS), A Focus Group and Decision Support Tool Development Project" . Academic Emergency Medicine 17(8):848-858
August 2010
Tanabe, P., Holleran, R. & Reddin, C. J. (2009). Chapter 12: Pain Management. Sheehy's Emergency Nursing: Principles and Practice. 6th Ed. St. Louis: Mosby.
Cortez-Valdovinos, N., Reddin, C. J, Shafer, B., & Tanabe, P. The use of topical anesthesia during intravenous catheter insertion in adults: A comparison of pain scores using LMX-4 vs. Placebo. Journal of Emergency Nursing. 35(4):299-304
July 2009


ADHD, Addiction, Combat/Civilian PTSD/Trauma, Military Issues, Military Sexual Trauma

Treatment Styles