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Rosa Gonzalez-Guarda, PhD, MPH, RN, CPH, FAAN

Associate Professor
Phone: 
(919) 613-2634
Office: 
3111 Pearson Building

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 was also the PI of an NIMHD-funded training grant (T37) that aimed to educate and nurture the next generation of health disparities scientists from underrepresented minority groups. 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 served on the steering committee of the FL Action Team on the Future of Nursing. 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.

Academic Program Affiliations

  • Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program

Education

  • PhD - University of Miami
  • MSN - Johns Hopkins University
  • MPH - Johns Hopkins University
  • BSN - Georgetown University

Research Interests

• Intimate partner violence
• The intersection of intimate partner violence, substance abuse, risk for HIV and mental health conditions among Hispanics
• Syndemics
• Hispanic adult and child health
• Primary prevention of behavioral health disparities
• Stress and biopsychosocial processes involved in health disparities

Awards and Honors

  • 2014 || Fellow, American Academy of Nursing
  • 2014 || Nurse of the Year, Community/Behavioral Health/Ambulatory Care Category, March of Dimes
  • 2014 || Top 10 most influential articles, Psychology of Violence
  • 2013 || Florida Nurse.com Nursing Excellence Regional Winner, Advancing and Leading the Profession Category, Gannet Healthcare Group
  • 2011 || Nurse Faculty Scholars Program Scholar, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
  • 2011 || Outstanding Recent Graduate Award, Johns Hopkins University
  • 2010 || Excellence in Teaching Award, Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, Beta Tau Chapter
  • 2005 || Graduate Student Leadership Award, Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing
  • 2005 || Inductee, Delta Omega Society, Alpha Chapter
  • 2005 || Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Minority Fellowship Program, American Nurses Association
  • 2004 || Inductee, Sigma Theta Tau International, Nu Beta Chapter
  • 2002 || Loyola Award, Georgetown University School of Nursing and Health Studies
  • 2000 || Inductee, Sigma Theta Tau International, Tau Chapter
  • 1998 || Sara Hopkins Woodruff Spectrum Awards for Women, American Red Cross

Areas of Expertise

  • Global and Community Health
  • Health Disparities
  • Psychiatric / Behavioral Health
  • Reproductive Health
  • Women's Health

Representative Publications

  • 2016 -- PubMed # : 25805845 McCabe, B. E. and Gonzalez-Guarda, R. M. and Peragallo, N. P. and Mitrani, V. B. Mechanisms of Partner Violence Reduction in a Group HIV-Risk Intervention for Hispanic Women. J Interpers Violence. 31(13); 2316-37 PMC4641820
  • 2016 -- PubMed # : 27159650 Gonzalez-Guarda, R. M. and McCabe, B. E. and Leblanc, N. and De Santis, J. P. and Provencio-Vasquez, E. The Contribution of Stress, Cultural Factors, and Sexual Identity on the Substance Abuse, Violence, HIV, and Depression Syndemic Among Hispanic Men. Cultur Divers Ethnic Minor Psychol.
  • 2016 -- PubMed # : 27077507 Gonzalez-Guarda, R. M. and Ferranti, D. and Halstead, V. and Ilias, V. M. Experiences with Dating Violence and Help Seeking Among Hispanic Females in Their Late Adolescence. Issues Ment Health Nurs. 37(4); 229-38
  • 2016 -- PubMed # : 27093905 McCabe, B. E. and Mitchell, E. M. and Gonzalez-Guarda, R. M. and Peragallo, N. and Mitrani, V. B. Transnational Motherhood: Health of Hispanic Mothers in the United States Who Are Separated From Children. J Transcult Nurs.
  • 2015 -- PubMed # : 26260135 Gonzalez-Guarda, R. M. and Guerra, J. E. and Cummings, A. A. and Pino, K. and Becerra, M. M. Examining the Preliminary Efficacy of a Dating Violence Prevention Program for Hispanic Adolescents. J Sch Nurs. 31(6); 411-21
  • 2015 -- PubMed # : 25062778 Malhotra, K. and Gonzalez-Guarda, R. M. and Mitchell, E. M. A Review of Teen Dating Violence Prevention Research: What About Hispanic Youth? Trauma Violence Abuse. 16(4); 444-65
  • 2015 -- PubMed # : 25674973 Moore, A. and Sargenton, K. M. and Ferranti, D. and Gonzalez-Guarda, R. M. Adolescent dating violence: supports and barriers in accessing services. J Community Health Nurs. 32(1); 39-52
  • 2014 -- PubMed # : 24481848 Gonzalez-Guarda, R. M. and Cummings, A. M. and Pino, K. and Malhotra, K. and Becerra, M. M. and Lopez, J. E. Perceptions of adolescents, parents, and school personnel from a predominantly Cuban American community regarding dating and teen dating violence prevention. Res Nurs Health. 37(2); 117-27
  • 2014 -- PubMed # : 24680919 Gonzalez-Guarda, R. M. and Williams, J. R. and Merisier, M. and Cummings, A. M. and Prado, G. Acculturation, risk behaviors and physical dating violence victimization among Cuban-American adolescents. J Pediatr Nurs. 29(6); 633-40
  • 2014 -- PubMed # : 24084703 De Santis, J. P. and Gonzalez-Guarda, R. and Provencio-Vasquez, E. and Deleon, D. A. The Tangled Branches (Las Ramas Enredadas): sexual risk, substance abuse, and intimate partner violence among Hispanic men who have sex with men. J Transcult Nurs. 25(1); 23-32 PMC3867556

Pages

Grant Funding (Selected)

  • Decisions to Disclose and Defining Patient-Centered Outcomes for Victims of Intimate Partner Violence and Human Trafficking During Healthcare Visits

    Dean’s Award
    Role: Co-Investigator

    Describe factors that influence the decision of victims of intimate partner violence and human trafficking to disclose abuse to their healthcare providers; describe victims’ desired outcomes from disclosures of abuse to healthcare providers.

  • Project DYVA - Drugs and Violence in the Americas

    Organization of American States (OAS), Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission (CICAD)
    Role: Co-Investigator

    Describe the relationships among substance abuse, violence, risk for HIV and mental health among Hispanic women; describe experiences with these conditions and preferences for prevention strategies.

  • Project VIDA - Violence, Intimate Relationships and Drug Abuse in Hispanic Men

    National Institute on Minority Health & Health Disparities (NIMHD), the National Institutes of Health (NIH)
    1P60 MD002266-01
    Role: Co-Investigator

    Describe the relationships among substance abuse, violence, risk for HIV and mental health among Hispanic heterosexual men and men who have sex with men (MSM); describe experiences with these conditions and preferences for prevention strategies.

  • SEPA II: HIV Prevention Intervention Reducing Health Disparities among Hispanic Women

    National Institute on Minority Health & Health Disparities (NIMHD), the National Institutes of Health (NIH)
    1P60 MD002266
    Role: Co-Investigator

    Test the efficacy of an HIV risk reduction program among Hispanic women in reducing sexually transmitted infections and decreasing risk behaviors for HIV.

  • Cultural Linkages between Substance Abuse, Intimate Partner Violence and Risky Sexual Behaviors among Hispanic Women

    University of Miami

    Test the substance abuse, violence, HIV and depression syndemic among Hispanic women and identify cultural risk and protective factors that predict this syndemic.

  • Partnership for Domestic Violence Prevention (PDVP): Eliminating Domestic Violence Health Disparities among Hispanics in Miami-Dade County

    National Center on Minority Health & Health Disparities (NCMHD), the National Institutes of Health (NIH)
    1P60 MD002266-03

    Establish a community-based participatory research partnership between the University of Miami and community agencies in Miami Dade County serving survivors of intimate partner violence; identify needs and preferences for the prevention of intimate partner violence among Hispanics.

  • Partnership for Domestic Violence Prevention

    University of Miami

    Enhance a community-based participatory research partnership between the University of Miami and a large community organization serving survivors of intimate partner violence and conduct focus groups with survivors, community members and service providers to identify culturally tailored strategies to prevent intimate partner violence among Hispanics.

  • JOVEN (YOUTH): Juntos Opuestos a la Violencia Entre Novios/ Together Against Dating Violence

    Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
    69341

    Develop a theoretically grounded and culturally tailored dating violence prevention program for Hispanic adolescents; test the feasibility, acceptability and preliminary efficacy of a dating violence prevention program for Hispanic adolescents.

  • Disparities in HIV, STIs and Testing among Victims of Intimate Partner Violence

    National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH)
    5P60-MD002266-07
    Role: Study PI

    Identify predictors of HIV/STI testing and HIV/STI acquisition among survivors of intimate partner violence; explore culturally informed strategies to increase testing and improve the quality of testing for this population.

Monday, April 17, 2017

April is National Minority Health Month, a time to raise awareness on issues impacting health disparities and health equity in America.

Health disparities, a difference in health and well-being, have a significant impact among racial and ethnic populations in particular. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health, deaths that result from health disparities cost the United States $1.24 trillion.

Friday, March 31, 2017

The Center for Nursing Research would like to announce these appointments in the research leadership structure starting July 1, 2017.

Friday, February 10, 2017

Kudos to Devon Noonan, Rosa Gonzalez-Guarda and Jennifer Dungan and their entire teams for recent submission of their NIH RO1 applications.

Noonan and her team submitted an application entitled “Addressing Tobacco Use Disparities in Older Adults through a Mobile Phone Intervention: Project Wise." This proposal requests funding for a five-year period with a start date of December 1, 2017. 

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Rosa Gonzalez-Guarda published an article entitled "Factors Associated with HIV Testing in Youth in the United States: An Integrative Review" in the November issue of the Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care. Co-authors a PhD candidate from the University of Miami School of Nursing and Health Studies.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Rosa Gonzalez-Guarda published an article entitled "Advancing Nursing Science Through Community Advisory Boards: Working Effectively Across Diverse Communities" in the December issue of the Advances in Nursing Science. Other co-authors include experts from the University of Massachusetts, Adelphi University in New York, University of Cincinnati in Ohio, and Rutgers University in New Jersey.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Rosa Gonzalez-Guarda published an article entitled “The contribution of stress, cultural factors, and sexual identify on the substance abuse, violence, HIV, and depression syndemic among Hispanic men” in the October issue of the Journal of Cultural Diversity & Ethnic Minority Psychology. Co-authors include experts from the University of Miami School of Nursing and Health Studies and the University of Texas at El Paso School of Nursing.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Faculty members Melissa Batchelor-Murphy, Rosa Gonzalez-Guarda, Devon Noonan, Schenita Randolph, Karin Reuter-Rice, Cheryl Rodgers, Ryan Shaw and Eleanor Stevenson were recently accepted into the Fall Path to Independence Grant Writing Program co-sponsored by DUSON and the Duke University School of Medicine.