Brenda Buffington
Brenda Buffington, EdD, NBC-HWC, EP-C
Assistant Professor of Clinical Practice; Executive Director, Health Athlete, The Ohio State University College of Nursing

Brenda Buffington is a mother of two sons and she has been a track & cross country coach and competitor for over 30 years. After completing her doctoral degree in Higher Education; Leadership and Instruction, she accepted a position at the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO as the Assistant Director of the Human Performance Laboratory.

Buffington is in her sixth year at The Ohio State University as the Executive Director of the Health Athlete Program, a Buckeye Wellness Program Manager under the Office of the Chief Wellness Officer, an assistant professor for the Bachelor of Science degree program; Health & Wellness Innovation in Healthcare and the Lead Faculty for the Health & Wellness Coaching Graduate Certificate in the College of Nursing. In addition, she is currently conducting an Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center Patient Safety Advancement Grant funded study utilizing Health & Wellness Coaching with chronically ill patients, and an R01 NIH grant funded study as the Director of Health Coaches. Brenda is a Certified Exercise Physiologist and a National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach. She is passionate about health & wellness education and coaching, and helping everyone understand and implement work-life balance strategies in all dimensions of wellness.