Gonzalez-Guarda Appointed Dorothy L. Powell Term Chair of Nursing


Rosa Gonzalez-Guarda, PhD, MPH, RN, CPH, FAAN, associate professor, was recently appointed as the Dorothy L. Powell Term Chair of Nursing.

Duke University School of Nursing Term Chairs recognize the accomplishments of an early career faculty member with exceptional promise in a program of research.

“This recognition is an incredible honor for me,” says Gonzalez-Guarda. “I am blessed to be recognized for the work I have accomplished as part of a team of community-academic partners working to promote health equity among Hispanic/Latino immigrants in the United States. I have also been fortunate to have wonderful mentors, family and students to guide and support me along the way.”

Gonzalez-Guarda was nominated and selected based on a program of research that aligns with the School’s strategic plan, research excellence, leadership and productivity as well as a national reputation as evaluated by the School’s distinguished professors.

Gonzalez-Guarda is the faculty lead for the Population Health Research Area of Expertise for the School’s Center for Nursing Research. She also serves as the Co-Director of the Pilots Core for Duke’s Clinical Translational Science Institute. Her research focuses on describing the intersection of intimate partner violence, substance abuse, HIV and mental health among Latinos in the U.S. and the development of culturally-tailored interventions to address these. She uses a syndemic orientation, mixed methods, and community engaged strategies to address these areas of interest.

The Dorothy L. Powell Term Chair is effective from July 1, 2018 until June 30, 2021. 

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