Diego Deleon

Title/Position: Senior Lecturer

Profile:
Diego Deleon, MD is a lecturer at the University of Miami School of Nursing and Health Studies. Dr. Deleon completed a MD in general medicine at the Universidad Central del Este, School of Medical Sciences San Pedro de Macoris. He teaches basic sciences, including human anatomy, systemic human physiology, pathophysiology, and pharmacology. Dr. Deleon’s future research interest lies in transcultural medicine.

Credentials
Diego Deleon, MD

Education
MD, Doctor of Medicine, General Medicine, Universidad Central del Este, School of Medical Sciences San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic, 2003

Clinical Specialties
General medicine (non-practicing)

Primary Teaching Areas
Basic Sciences: Human Anatomy, Systemic Human Physiology, Pathophysiology, Pharmacology

Research and Academic Interests
Future Research Interests: Transcultural Medicine

Publications (selected)
De Santis, J.P., Gonzalez-Guarda, R.M., Provencio-Vasquez, E., & Deleon, D.A. (in press).  The tangled branches (Las ramas enredadas):  Sexual risk, substance abuse, and Intimate partner violence among Hispanic men who have sex with men.  Journal of Transcultural Nursing.

De Santis, J.P., & DeLeon, D.A. (2013).  Clients’ perspectives of the relationship of vulnerability and resilience in the context of HIV infection.  Issues in MentalHealth Nursing, 34, 300-308. 

De Santis, J.P., Florom-Smith, A., Vermeesch, A., Barroso, S., & DeLeon, D.A. (2013). Motivation, management, and mastery:  A theory of resilience in the context of HIV infection.  Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses’ Association, 19(1), 36-46

De Santis, J.P., Provencio-Vasquez, E., DeLeon, D.A., & Gonzalez-Guarda, R.M. (2012). Relationships as risk for HIV infection:  High risk sex, substance abuse, and          violence among Hispanic men who have sex with men.  Horizonte de Enfermeria, 23(1), 27-39.     

Presentations (selected)
Weiss-Laxer,N., Guarda, R., Campos, N., Deleon, D.A., Mitchell, E.,  Choudhury, S.M., & Peragallo, N.  (2012, October). Cultivating university and community partnerships in the development of an undergraduate public health program.  Annual Conference of the American Public Health Association, San Francisco, CA.

De Santis, J.P., Provencio-Vasquez, E., Gonzalez-Guarda, R.M., & Deleon, D.A. (2012, September). Relationships as risk for HIV infection:  High risk sex, substance abuse, and violence among Hispanic men who have sex with men.  The Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science, 2012 State of the Science Congress on Nursing Research, Washington, DC. 

De Santis, J.P., Gonzalez-Guarda, R.M., Provencio-Vasquez, E., & Deleon, D.A. (2012, February). Las ramas enredadas:  Sexual risk, substance abuse, and intímate partner violence among Hispanic men who have sex with men.  Poster presented at the 26th Annual Conference of the Southern Nursing Research Society, New Orleans, LA.

De Santis, J.P., Gonzalez-Guarda, R.M., DeLeon, D.A., & Vasquez, E.P. (2010, December). Predictores de depression entre hombres Hispanos infectados con VIH. (Predictors of depression among Hispanic men infected with HIV).  III Encuentro Internacional de Autocuidado en Salud: Innovaciones Interdisciplinarias en VIH y SIDA, Santiago, Chile.

Major Accomplishments / Honors
Special Presentation award International Medical Interns Conference, San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic, 2003


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