Charles Yingling is an advanced nurse practitioner who attained his Doctor of Nursing Practice from the University of Illinois at Chicago – College of Nursing in 2005. As a leading nurse practitioner, he was honored to become a Fellow of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (FAANP). His clinical interests include helping patients change behaviors to promote optimum health and wellness. Passionate about preparing the next generation of nurse practitioners to meet the health care needs of underserved communities, he serves as a clinical assistant professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago – College of Nursing. In his free time, he enjoys traveling, running, and cooking.