Assistant Professor, Health & Community Systems
School of Nursing
423 Victoria Building; 3500 Victoria Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15261
University of Pittsburgh
I am an Assistant Professor in the School of Nursing's Health and Community Systems Department and an advisor for the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization. At the University, I serve as the lead faculty for several public and community health courses for nursing and allied health professionals. As a PAHO advisor, my current work revolves around building capacity in the Nicaraguan health workforce through education, training, and research.
I deeply believe all people deserve the opportunity to be healthy and support partnering with individuals, communities, and institutions to improve health and lives. I am particularly interested in advancing health equity in Latin America and have worked professionally in the U.S., Nicaragua, Bolivia, Honduras, and Columbia applying expertise in community/public health, health system capacity building, and vulnerable and underserved populations. My recent research has focused on building and evaluating novel, student-led health promotion community centers, and evaluating the needs of rural health workers in Latin America. Additionally, I facilitate U.S.-Nicaraguan collaboration between educators, researchers, and practitioners.
- DNP, MPH