Rosa M. Gonzalez-Guarda

Title/Position: Assistant Professor

Profile:
Rosa Maria Gonzalez-Guarda is an Assistant Professor at the University of Miami School of Nursing & Health Studies. Dr. Gonzalez-Guarda graduated from Georgetown University with a Bachelor in the Science of Nursing (BSN), from Johns Hopkins University with a Master in Nursing and Public Health (MPH), and from the University of Miami with an Interdepartmental Doctorate in Nursing, Epidemiology and Psychology (PhD). In the past she has worked on community health nursing projects, public health programs and research targeting African Americans, Hispanic Americans and other vulnerable populations in Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean. Her current research focuses on the intersection of substance abuse, intimate partner violence and risky sexual behaviors among Hispanics and the development of culturally tailored interventions to address these. She is the principal investigator of a community-based participatory research study aiming to develop a domestic violence prevention program for Hispanics in Miami-Dade County. She is also currently serving as a committee member for an Institute of Medicine and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation joint initiative on the future of nursing.

Credentials
Rosa M. Gonzalez-Guarda, PhD, MPH, RN, CPH

Education
BSN, Georgetown University School of Nursing and Health Studies, 2002
MPH, Public Health, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, 2005
MSN, Community Health Nursing, Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing, 2005
PhD, Interdepartmental Program (Nursing, Epidemiology & Psychology), University of Miami, 2008

Certifications and Licensure
Certified in Public Health (CPH), National Board of Public Health Examiners, #20070714088
Registered Nurse (RN), Florida Department of Health, #RN 9192500

Clinical Specialties
Community Health Nursing
Public Health

Primary Teaching Areas
Population-focused nursing
Research Methods
Introductory Epidemiology

Research and Academic Interests
Intimate Partner Violence
Substance Abuse
Risky Sexual Behaviors
Hispanic health disparities
Community-based participatory research

Research Grants (selected)
Lead Researcher, Domestic Violence Homicide Prevention Initiative and Demonstration Project. Office of Violence Against Women and the National Institute of Justice . Awarded to the Miami Dade Community Action and Human Services Department, (Director: Mesa, I). Total award: $200,000. Funded: 20% of Salary. (2013-2014)

Co-Director of Research Training and Education Core. Center of Excellence for Health Disparities Research: El Centro, P60 Center Grant. National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) (2-60-MD002266-06, PI: Peragallo, N.) Total award: 5 million in direct cost. Funded: 15% of Salary. (2012-2017)

Co-Principal Investigator, “Exploring the experiences of seeking services for teen dating violence: A sub-study of Project JOVEN.” PI: Mitchell, E. (PI). Sigma Theta Tau, Beta Tau Chapter. The University of Miami School of Nursing and Health Studies, Coral Gables, FL. Total award: $1,000. (2012-2013)

Principal Investigator, JOVEN (YOUTH): Juntos Opuestos a la Violencia Entre Novios/ Together Against Dating Violence. Funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Nurse FacultyScholars Program (ID# 69341) Total award: $350,000. Funded: 60% of salary. (2011-2014)

Publications (selected)

De Santis, J., Gonzalez-Guarda, R.M., Vasquez, E. & Deleon, D. (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. doi: 10.1177/1043659613504110

Cummings, A.M., Gonzalez-Guarda, R.M., Sandoval, M.F. Journal of Family Violence, 28(2), 153-171. doi:10.1007/s10896-012-94789-5. PMCID: PMC3627727

Gonzalez-Guarda, R. M. (2013). Pushing the syndemic research agenda forward: A comment on pitpitan et al. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 45(2), 135-136. doi: 10.1007/s12160-012-9464-4

Gonzalez-Guarda, R.M., Becerra, M. (2013). Intimate partner violence among hispanic women: Implications for research and practice.Horizonte De Enfermería, 20(2).

Gonzalez-Guarda, R.M., Cummings, A.M., Becerra, M., Fernandez, M.C. & Mesa, I. (2013). Needs and preferences for the prevention of intimate partner violence among hispanics: A community’s perspective. Journal of Primary Prevention, 34(4), 221-235. doi:10.1007/s10935-013-0312-5. PMCID: PMC3809954

Gonzalez-Guarda, R.M., De Santis, J. & Vasquez, E. (2013). Sexual orientation and demographic, cultural and psychological factors associated with the perpetration and victimization of intimate partner violence among hispanic men. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 34(2), 103-109. doi:10.3109/01612840.2012.728280. PMCID: PMC3563281

Gonzalez-Guarda, R.M., McCabe, B., Vermeesch, A., Cianelli, R., Peragallo-Montano, N., Florom-Smith, A. L. (2013). Cultural phenomena and the syndemic factor: Substance abuse, violence, HIV and depression among hispanic women. Annals of Anthropological Practice. 36(2), 212-231.doi:10.1097/NNR.0b013e318216d5f4

Gonzalez-Guarda, R.M., Vermeesch, A., Florom-Smith, A., McCabe, B. & Peragallo, N. (2013). Birthplace, culture, self-esteem and intimate partner violence among community dwelling hispanic women. Violence Against Women, 19(1), 6-23. doi:10.1177/1077801212475336. PMCID: PMC3584196

Mitrani, V.B., McCabe, B.E., Gonzalez-Guarda, R., Florom-Smith, A. and Peragallo, N. (2013). "Participation in SEPA, a sexual and relational health intervention for hispanic women". Western Journal of Nursing Research, 35(7), 849-866. doi:10.1177/0193945913480276

Vermeesch, A. L., Gonzalez-Guarda, R. M., Hall, R., McCabe, B. E., Cianelli, R., Peragallo, N. (2013). Predictors of depressive symptoms among hispanic women in south florida. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 35(10), 1325-1338.  doi: 10.1177/0193945913496152

Villegas, N., Cianelli, R., Gonzalez-Guarda, R., Kaelber, L., Ferrer, L., & Peragallo, N. (2013). Predictors of self-efficacy for HIV prevention among hispanic women in south florida. Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care, 24(1), 27-37. doi:10.1016/j.jana.2012.03.004. PMCID: PMC3474856

De Santis, J., Gonzalez-Guarda, R. M., & Vasquez, E. P. (2012). Psychosocial and cultural correlates of depression among hispanic men with HIV infection: A pilot study. Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, doi:10.1111/j.1365-2850.2011.01865. PMCID: PMC3345319

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.

Gonzalez-Guarda, R. M., Lipman-Diaz, E., & Cummings, M. A. (2012). A community forum to assess the needs and preferences for domestic violence prevention targeting hispanics. Hispanic Health Care International, 10(1), 18-27. PMCID: PMC3528337

Lawson, S.L., Laughon, K., Gonzalez-Guarda, R.M. (2012). Predictors of health care use among a predominantly hispanic, urban sample of individuals seeking IPV services. Hispanic Health Care International, 10(1), 28-35. PMCID: PMC3528338

Peragallo, N., Gonzalez-Guarda, R. M., McCabe, B., & Cianelli, R. (2012). The efficacy of an HIV risk reduction intervention for hispanic women. AIDS and Behavior, 16(5), 1316-13126. doi:10.1007/s10461-011-0052-6. PMCID: PMC3528343

Gonzalez-Guarda, R. M., Florom-Smith, A., & Thomas, T. (2011). A syndemic model of substance abuse, intimate partner violence, HIV infection, and mental health among hispanics. Public Health Nursing, 28(4), 366-378. doi:10.1111/j.1525-1446.2010.00928.x . PMCID: PMC3137267

Gonzalez-Guarda, R. M., McCabe, B. E., Florom-Smith, A., Cianelli, R., & Peragallo, N. (2011). Substance abuse, violence, HIV, and depression: An underlying syndemic factor among latinas.Nursing Research, 60(3), 182-189. doi: 10.1097/NNR.0b013e318216d5f4. PMCID: PMC3171180

Gonzalez-Guarda, R. M., Vasquez, E. P., Urrutia, M., Villarruel, A. M., & Peragallo, N. (2011). Hispanic women’s experiences with substance abuse, intimate partner violence, and risk for HIV.  Journal of Transcultural Nursing, 22(1), 46-54. doi: 10.1177/1043659610387079. PMCID: PMC3070462

Vasquez, E. P., Gonzalez-Guarda, R. M., & De Santis, J. (2011). Acculturation, depression, self-esteem, and substance abuse among hispanic men. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 32(2), 90-97. doi: 10.3109/01612840.2010.528169. PMCID: PMC3182478

Presentations (selected)
Gonzalez-Guarda, R.M., Lipman-Diaz, B. & Cummings, A. (2012, September). A community forum to assess the needs and preferences for domestic violence prevention targeting Hispanics. Presented at the 2012 State of the Science Congress on Nursing Research, Washington, DC. Available at http://www.epostersonline.com/cans2012/epresentationsonline/

Gonzalez-Guarda, R.M., Fernandez, M., Mitchell, E. & Lopez, J. (2012, September). Vulnerabilities of Clients Seeking Services for Intimate Partner Violence: Does Hispanic Ethnicity and Birthplace Matter? Presented at the 2012 State of the Science Congress on Nursing Research, Washington, DC. Available at http://www.epostersonline.com/cans2012/epresentationsonline/

Gonzalez-Guarda, R.M. & Prado, G. (2012, September). Developing a Program of Research to Build Bridges between Community Research and Standards for Innovation.  Presented at the XIII Pan American Nursing Research Colloquium, Miami Beach, FL. Proceedings available at http://www.umpanamconference2012.com/pdf/ColloquiumProgram_Final.pdf

Cummings, A., Gonzalez-Guarda, R.M., Malhotra, K. & Becerra, M. (2012, August). Conceptualization of domestic violence prevention utilizing the institutional power & control wheel. Poster presented at the American Psychological Association Annual Convention, Orlando, FL. Proceedings available at http://forms.apa.org/convention/index.cfm?sortby=title&convention=Presentations

Gonzalez-Guarda, R.M., Cummings, A., Becerra, M., Fernandez, M. & Malhotra, K. (2012, March). The partnership for domestic violence prevention: Preventing intimate partner violence among Hispanics. Podium presentation for The 6th Biennial National Conference on Health and Domestic Violence, San Francisco, CA. Available at https://nchdv.confex.com/nchdv/2012/webprogram/meeting.html

Malhotra, K., Gonzalez-Guarda, R.M., Cummings, A., Fernandez, M., Becerra, M. (2012, March). The Partnership for domestic violence prevention: A collaboration to reduce health disparities in the Hispanic community. Poster presented at the 6th Biennial National Conference on Health and Domestic Violence, San Francisco, CA. Available at https://nchdv.confex.com/nchdv/2012/webprogram/meeting.html

Cummings, A.M., Castro-Fernandez, M., Becerra, M., Mesa, I., Aldarondo, E., & Gonzalez-Guarda, R.M. (2011, August). Preventing domestic violence in the Hispanic Community: A comparison of perceived needs as reported by service providers and general community members. Roundtable presentation for the 119th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.

Gonzalez-Guarda, R.M., Fernandez, M.C., Becerra, M., Cummings, A., Kempf, M.  Aldarondo, E. & Mesa, I. (2011, July). Preventing domestic violence health disparities among Hispanics. Poster presented at the National Association of Hispanic Nurses 36th Annual Conference, Las Vegas, NV.

Gonzalez-Guarda, R.M., Aldarondo, E., Mesa, I., Becerra, M., Fernandez, M.C., Cummings, A., Kempf, M.  & Lipman Diaz, E. (2011, February). Partnership for domestic violence prevention (PDVP): An assessment of needs and preferences for Hispanics in Miami, Fl. Podium presentation for the Nursing Network for Violence Against Women International Conference, New Zealand.

Major Accomplishments / Honors
National Hispanic Science Network on Drug Abuse (NHSN), Sponsored & Featured New Investigator. 8th Annual Conference of the National Hispanic Science Network on Drug Abuse. Washington, D.C., 2008

National Hispanic Science Network on Drug Abuse (NHSN) Fellowship for the Summer Research Training Institute, National Hispanic Science Network on Drug Abuse & the University of Houston, Office for Drug and Social Policy Research, Houston, TX., 2008

The National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Graduate Student Research Festival (NGSRF), funded scholar, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD., 2007

University of Miami, Graduate School Doctoral Fellowship, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL., 2006-2008

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Minority Fellowship Program (MFP), “Most Dedicated Fellow”, SAMHSA MFP Summer Research Training Institute, American Nurses Association, Bethesda, MD., 2006

Second National Conference of the Ethnic Minority Nurse Association (NCEMNA), Funded Mentee, NCEMNA, Chicago, IL., 2006

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Minority Fellowship Program, American Nurses Association, Bethesda, MD., 2005-2008

Graduate Student Leadership Award, Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing, Baltimore, MD., 2005

Delta Omega Society, Alpha Chapter, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD., 2005

Sigma Theta Tau International, Nu Beta Chapter, Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing, Baltimore, MD., 2004


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