Research Summary

I have been a women’s health nurse practitioner working with diverse populations for over 20 years. My area of research has been primarily in qualitative inquiry with a focus on health disparities, health promotion beliefs and behaviors among Hispanic women and their families. I have conducted and co-authored several research studies and serve as a consultant for several health and community organizations which serve to identify and reduce health disparities among underserved populations.


  • Women's Health Nurse Practioner, School of Nursing, San Jose State University
  • MSN, Nursing, University of Phoenix. Project: Perceptions of Cultural Competency among Undergraduate Nurses in Caring for Culturally Diverse Patients
  • PhD, School of Nursing, University of California, San Francisco. Project: “Factors That Influence Health Promotion Practices Among Reproductive-Age Immigrant Hispanic Women”