Professional Service

  • HRSA/ACOG Women's Preventative Services Initiative . Role: Screening Committee Member. On March 1, 2016, The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) launched the Women’s Preventive Services Initiative (WPSI). Through this five-year cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), ACOG is engaging a coalition of national health professional organizations and consumer and patient advocates with expertise in women’s health across the lifespan to develop, review, and update recommendations for women’s preventive healthcare services, including HRSA-sponsored Women’s Preventive Services Guidelines. The recommendations, if adopted by HRSA, will help ensure that women receive a comprehensive set of preventive services without having to pay a co-payment, co-insurance or deductible. 10/2020 - present
  • Community Faces Of Utah. Role: Hispanic Community Leader and Board Member. Community Faces of Utah (CFU)is a partnership among community, university, and health department organizations in Salt Lake City that focuses on engaging and empowering all to pursue better health and eliminate health inequalities. 07/2020 - present
  • Hispanic Health Care Task Force. Role: President. The Hispanic Health Care Task Force (HHCTF) was created in 2005 by Alliance Community Services as a non-profit, charitable organization with a mission to promote health and social welfare, to improve access to equitable health services, and to advocate for high-quality health education programs for the Hispanic/Latino community in Utah. 01/2020 - present
  • National Association of Hispanic Nurses. Utah Chapter President. 12/21/2016 - 01/30/2019
  • Utah Cancer Action Network. Chair. 07/2016 - 07/2018
  • Community Faces of Utah. Hispanic Group Leader. 07/2014 - 12/2019
  • Hispanic Health Care Task Force. President. 07/2014 - 12/2018
  • National Association of Hispanic Nurses. National Nominating Committee. 07/2010 - 07/2014

Internal Service

  • University of Utah, Health Sciences, Office of Health Equity and Inclusion Curriculum Committee. 07/03/2017 - 06/29/2019. University service.
  • University of Utah, Health Sciences, Office of Health Equity and Inclusion Core/Collaborative. 07/01/2017 - 06/29/2019. University service.
  • University of Utah College of Nursing PhD Program Committee. 08/2012 - present. College service.
  • University of Utah College of Nursing Outreach and Inclusion Committee. Chair-Elect, 08/2016 - 07/2018. College service.
  • University of Utah, College of Nursing Faculty Governance Task Force. committee member, 11/2013 - 11/2014. College service.
  • University of Utah College of Nursing Women’s Health Research Affinity Group. Chair, member, 08/2012 - 12/2012. College service.

Community Partnership

  • Alliance Community Services, Advisory Board Member. 08/01/2013 - present
  • Utah County Teen Pregnancy Council. 08/2011 - 08/2013
  • Welcome Baby Program, Utah County Health Department and United Way. 08/2010 - 08/2012

Honors & Awards

  • Ildaura Murillo-Rohde Award for Education Excellence . National Association of Hispanic Nurses, 07/21/2017
  • AAMC Minority Faculty Development Program Travel Scholarship. Association of Medical Colleges, 07/2015
  • Moving It Forward Social Justice Award-formerly known as the Pete Suazo Award. University of Utah College of Social Work, 04/2015
  • Vice President Clinical and Translational Research Scholars . University of Utah, Center for Clinical and Translational Health Sciences, 01/2015
  • Selected Scholar for NIMHD Translational Health Disparities Program: Integrating Principles of Science, Practice, and Policy in Health Disparities Research . National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities, 08/2014
  • Selected Scholar for NCI Summer Curriculum: Principles and Practices in Cancer Prevention and Control Program. National Cancer Institute, 07/2013
  • Myrtie Fulton Research Award. Brigham Young University, 10/2011
  • The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi. Brigham Young University , 03/2011
  • Original Research Mentee Award . National Coalition of Ethnic Minority Nurse Association, 03/2007
  • Graduate Dean’s Health Science Scholarship Award. University of California San Francisco , 09/2006
  • National Institute of General Medical Sciences Fellowship. University of California, San Francisco, 01/2006
  • Women Health Research Institute Award. Brigham Young University, 02/2005
  • Faculty Development Grant. Brigham Young University , 09/2001
  • Graduate Opportunity Fellowship Award. University of California,San Francisco, 09/2001
  • 2022 New Leadership Academy Fellow. University of Utah, EDI, 01/11/2022
  • Community Engaged Teaching & Scholarship Award. University of Utah, 05/03/2021
  • AACN Diversity Leadership Institute Scholar Award. American Association of Colleges of Nursing, 01/29/2021


  • Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nursing (AWHONN), member, 06/2003 - present
  • National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health (NPWH), member, 02/1998 - present
  • National Association of Hispanic Nurses (NAHN), member , 01/1998 - present