Associate Director of Nursing, Johns Hopkins Center for Global Health
PhD, University of Maryland, 2001
MPH Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 1996
MSN, Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing, 1996
BSN, Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing, 1994
BS, Furman University, 1990
My research focus is the development, implmentation and evaluation of community-based interventions to prevent and reduce disparities in health access, quality of care and health outcomes for survivors of intimate partner violence (IPV). I recently completed two years of research training as a Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women’s Health (BIRCWH) Scholar supported through the Center for Research on Women’s Health at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Further, I am the Principal Investigator (PI) on a NIH/National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) funded study to evaluate a workplace intervention to prevent and reduce the impact of IPV on the health, safety and employment of immigrant and US born Latinas. Additionally, I have two studies funded by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). One study assess the risk and protective factors of repeat victimization for women in same-sex relationships and the second is an effectiveness trial of a housing program for battered women and their children.
Over the past several years, I have worked collaboratively with the Thai Ministry of Public Health (MOPH) and the Thai Deans Council to develop a strategy to build public health nursing capacity and infrastructure to address HIV/AIDS and other public health issues.
Currently, I am the President of the Nursing Network on Violence Against Women, International.
Intimate partner violence, health disparities, community-based participatory research, global women's health
2007 Ambassador in Research!America's Paul G. Rogers Society for Global Health Research
2007 Finalist for the Family Violence Prevention Fund's Linda Saltzman New Investigator Award.
2006 Excellence in Research Award Nominee, OHSU Faculty Senate.
2005 Madrina de Salud (Godmother of Health) Award, Susannah Maria Gurule (SMG) Latino Health Foundation.
2002 The Emergency Medicine Foundation and Emergency Nurses Association Foundation Team Grant in recognition of research conducted at Oregon Health & Science University
2000 Excellence in Clinical Practice Award, Nursing Network on Violence Against Women, International