My scholarship focuses on the integration of theory into clinical applications. Patient centered therapeutic communication, taking into consideration culture and mental health, in order to support decision making for behavioral change to promote health.
My research involves the exploration of critical periods for the development of weight gain in women.
Outstanding Service Award (University of South Florida College of Nursing - 2014)
Ted and Marty Couch Dean's Award for Faculty Excellence (University of South Florida College of Nursing - 2009)
American Psychiatric Nurses Association (Member, 2015 - Present)
International Council of Nurses Nursing Education Network (Member, 2015 - Present)