Contact Information

Associate Professor
Duke University
School of Nursing
Pearson Building
Durham, NC 27710

Membership Information

Membership Category:
Research Scientists

Member Since: 2012


Rosa Gonzalez-Guada, Ph.D.,MPH, RN, CPH



Ph.D. University of Mimai
M.S.N.Johns Hopkins University
M.P.H. Johns Hopkins University
B.S.N.  Georgetown University School of Nursing and Health Studies

About Me

Rosa Gonzalez-Guarda, PhD, MPH, RN, CPH, FAAN, joined DUSON’s faculty effective July 1, 2016 and is a member of the Division of Healthcare in Adult Populations. Dr. Gonzalez-Guarda comes to Duke from the University of Miami School of Nursing where she was co-director of the Training and Community Cores of their school’s P60 Center of Excellence for Health Disparities Research: El Centro, which is funded by the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) at the National Institutes of Health. She employs mixed methods and community-based participatory research approaches to understand the intersection of intimate partner violence, HIV and mental health among Hispanics in the U.S. and to address health disparities experienced by this group through culturally tailored interventions. Dr. Gonzalez-Guarda was one of the five nurses who served on the Institute of Medicine Committee that produced the landmark Future of Nursing Report (2010), was appointed by the Secretary of Health and Human Services to serve on the National Advisory Council on Nursing Education and Practice (NACNEP) and serves on the steering committee of the FL Action Team on the Future of Nursing. She is also the PI of an NIMHD-funded grant where she aims to train the next generation of health disparities scientists from underrepresented minorities. Dr. Gonzalez-Guarda is an alumna of the Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration Minority Fellowship Program at the American Nurses Association, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Nurse Faculty Scholars Program and a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing.

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