New Adjunct Instructor who is looking forward to working with all the amazing ABSN students.
• UCSF-trained PhD nursing student with research, university-level student teaching, and hospital/community based clinical experience.
• Over ten years focusing on doing HV prevention education for elementary, middle, high schools, colleges, universities, community and faith-based organizations.
HIV/AIDS and Substance Abuse in the African-American community.
Black young adults between the ages of 13-25 are one of the largest populations of people being diagnosed with new infections of HIV/AIDS. The prevalence of HIV among young Black men who have sex with men (MSM) is three to four times higher than white MSM. Young black MSM are run-aways and homeless, forcing them to survive on the streets by becoming sex workers, engaging in unprotected anal intercourse because either they or their partner is high or buzzed on drugs or alcohol. Studies cite crack cocaine use, sex while high on crack cocaine, marijuana and alcohol, or sharing needles for injection drugs as strongly associated with HIV infection among young black MSM. It is often difficult for these young adults to negotiate safer sex practices with their partners, including discussion of their HIV-positive status. As a HIV educator and researcher, I am very interested in understanding substance use behavior with this young Black MSM population.
N. 170-5: Community Health Nursing, SFPLC ABSN
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, New Careers in Nursing, Third Annual Summit -American Association of Colleges of Nursing: Preparing and Supporting Tomorrow’s Leaders (October 2010) Washington, DC
Overcoming Health Disparities in the Bay Area - Using HIV/AIDS as a Model – Oral Presentation
“WE’RE ALL GOD’S CHILDREN” © - May, 2012 in San Francisco, CA
American Public Health Association – Roundtable Presentation
“WE’RE ALL GOD’S CHILDREN” © - October, 2012 in San Francisco, CA
National Black Nurses Association –
“WE’RE ALL GOD’S CHILDREN” © - August, 2013 in New Orleans, LA
University of California, San Francisco, National Institute for General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) Fellowship Initiative to Maximize Student Diversity (September 2011 – 2013)
California State University, Fullerton, International Understanding Award (Spring, 2011)
California State University, Sally Casanova California Predoctoral Scholar (Spring & Summer 2011)
William Randolph Hearst/California State University Trustees’ Award for Outstanding Achievement (Fall, 2010)
Graduate Assistance in Areas of Nation Need (GAANN) – Clinical Teaching and Research Scholar Fellows (September 2009 – Summer 2011)
UCLA Minority Training Program in Cancer Control Research (Summer, 2010)
CSUF Associated Student Incorporated, Graduate Student Scholarship (Fall, 2010)
Community Events, Association of Nurses in AIDS Care, Golden Gate Chapter
President of The American Assembly for Men in Nursing – Bay Area Chapter
Founder, Men in Nursing at UCSF
Member, Sigma Theta Tau International – Alpha Eta Chapter
Board of Directors, California State University, Fullerton Alumni Association
Founder, President of California State University, Fullerton Nursing Alumni Chapter
Founder, Past President and Member of Cal State Fullerton Nursing Students Association
Founder, President of The American Assembly for Men in Nursing – Southern CA Chapter
Member, Association of California Nurse Leaders
Member, American Nurses Association
Member, Western Institute of Nursing
• Registered Nurse in California
• Public Health Nurse in California
• Basic Life Support (BLS)
• Instructor: California Board of Licensed Vocational Nurses and Psychiatric Technicians
Nursing Clinical Faculty Online Training
• California Community Colleges Health Workforce Initiative