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Transforming Healthcare Transforming Lives:
Creating the Nursing Leaders of Tomorrow and the Research that Improves Health

LaRon Nelson, PhD, RN, NP

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  • Assistant Professor, College Of Nursing
  • Asst Dean, College Of Nursing
  • Assistant Dean, Global and Community Affairs, College of Nursing, University of South Florida

Education

  • PhD, Health Practice Research, University Of Rochester, 2009
  • MS, Nursing, University Of Rochester, 2004
  • BS, Nursing, University of Rochester, 2002

Interdisciplinary and Emerging Signature Programs

  • Allergy, Immunology & Infectious Disease
  • Environmental & Global Health
  • Women & Children's Health

Memberships

  • Tampa Bay Association of Nurses in AIDS Care (Member, 2012 - Present)
  • National Academies of Practice (Distinguished Practitioner, 2011 - Present)
  • Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing (Member, 2003 - Present)
  • Society for Adolescent Health & Medicine (Member, 2003 - Present)

Selected Publications

  • Morrison-Beedy, D.Nelson, LE.Volpe, E. HIV risk behaviors and testing rates in adolescent girls: evidence to guide clinical practice. Pediatric nursing. 31(6) : 508-12http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16411547
  • Volpe, EM.Nelson, LE.Kraus, RA.Morrison-Beedy, D. Adaptation and refinement of the HIV knowledge questionnaire for use with adolescent girls. The Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care : JANAC. 18(5) : 57-63http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17889326
  • Nelson, LE.Morrison-Beedy, D.Kearney, MH.Dozier, A. Black adolescent mothers' perspectives on sex and parenting in nonmarital relationships with the biological fathers of their children. Journal of obstetric, gynecologic, and neonatal nursing : JOGNN / NAACOG. 41(1) : 82-91, 2012. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22834723
  • Nelson, L. LaRon Nelson - Canada's rising star in global health. Interviewed by Lynn Nagle. Nursing leadership (Toronto, Ont.). 25(2) : 18-25, 2012. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22805885
  • Nelson, LE.Morrison-Beedy, D.Kearney, MH.Dozier, A. Always, never, or sometimes: examining variation in condom-use decision making among Black adolescent mothers. Research in nursing & health. 34(4) : 270-81, 2011. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21633960
  • Nelson, LE.Morrison-Beedy, D. Research team training: moving beyond job descriptions. Applied nursing research : ANR. 21(3) : 159-64, 2008. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18684410
  • Morrison-Beedy, D.Nelson, LE. HIV prevention interventions in adolescent girls: what is the state of the science? Worldviews on evidence-based nursing / Sigma Theta Tau International, Honor Society of Nursing. 1(3) : 165-75, 2004. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17163894

Grants

  • HPTN 073: PREEXPOSURE PROPHYLAXIS INITIATION AND ADHERENCE AMONG BLACK MSM (Order Total: 22919, 10/1/2012 12:00:00 AM - 5/6/2014 12:00:00 AM)
  • HPTN 073: PREEXPOSURE PROPHYLAXIS INITIATION AND ADHERENCE AMONG BLACK MSM (Order Total: 13809, 10/1/2012 12:00:00 AM - 12/31/2013 12:00:00 AM)
  • HPTN 073: PREEXPOSURE PROPHYLAXIS INITIATION AND ADHERENCE AMONG BLACK MSM (Order Total: 15678, 10/1/2012 12:00:00 AM - 12/31/2013 12:00:00 AM)