Nilda (Nena) Peragallo Montano

Title/Position: Dean and Professor

Profile:
Professor and Dean of the University of Miami School of Nursing & Health Studies, Dean Peragallo Montano’s clinical specialty is in public health nursing - her research interests include HIV/AIDS prevention in Latino women. Peragallo Montano teaches public health nursing research, special topics in nursing research, nursing science, and program planning and evaluation. Dean Peragallo Montano completed a Doctor of Public Health at the University of Texas, a Master of Science in Nursing at the University of West Virgina, and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing at the University of Chile.

Credentials
Nilda (Nena) Peragallo Montano, DrPH, RN, FAAN

Education
BS, Nursing, University of Chile, 1971
MS, Nursing, University of West Virginia, 1979
DrPH, Public Health, University of Texas, 1984

Clinical Specialties
Public Health Nursing

Primary Teaching Areas
Public Health Nursing Research
Doctoral Dissertation Seminar
Doctoral Dissertation Research
Research Rotation
Special Topics in Nursing Research
Seminar in Nursing Science
Program Plan & Evaluation

Research and Academic Interests
HIV/AIDS Prevention/Intervention in Minority Populations, Cultural Competency, Health Disparities, Intimate Partner Violence, Recruitment/Retention of Minorities in Nursing

Research (selected)
Principal Investigator. Center of Excellence for Health Disparities Research: El Centro 2P60MD002266-06. National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIH/NIMHD). $5,983,843, 2012-2017

Principal Investigator. SEPA III: The Effectiveness Trial 2P60MD002266-06. National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIH/NIMHD). $1,407,486, 2012-2017

Principal Investigator. NCMHD Center for Culturally-Tailored Hispanic Health Disparities Research 1P60MD002266-01. National Institute of Health (NIH). 2007-2012

Principal Investigator. SEPA: HIV Intervention Reducing Health Disparities Among Hispanic Women – (Study 2) - NCMHD Center for Culturally-Tailored Hispanic Health Disparities Research 1P60MD002266-01. National Institute of Health (NIH). $984,370, 2007-2010

Publications (selected)
Mitrani, V.B., McCabe, B.E., González-Guarda, R.M., Florom-Smith, A., &Peragallo, N. (2013). Participation in SEPA, a Sexual and Relational Health Intervention for Hispanic Women. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 35, 849 – 866. DOI: 10.1177/0193945913480276.

Cianelli, R., Villegas, N., Lawson, S., Ferrer, L., Kaelber, L., Peragallo, N., Yaya, A.(2013). Unique factors that place older Hispanic women at risk for HIV: Intimate partner violence, machismo and marianismo. Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care 24 (4), 341-354.

Vermeesch, A., Gonzalez-Guarda, R., Hall, R. F., McCabe, B., Cianelli, R. & Peragallo, N. (in press). Predictors of Depressive Symptoms among Community Dwelling Adult Hispanic Women. Western Journal of Nursing Research.

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.

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.

González-Guarda, R.M., McCabe, B.E., Vermeesch, A.L., Cianelli, R., Peragallo, N., & Florom- Smith, A.L. (2013). Culture and the syndemic factor: Substance abuse, violence, HIV and depression among Hispanic women. Annals of Practicing Anthropology. (in press).

Norris, A.E., Hughes, C., Hecht, M.L., Peragallo, N.P., & Nickerson, D. (2013). A randomized clinical trial of a peer resistance skill building game for Hispanic early adolescent girls: Impact and feasibility of DRAMA-RAMA. Nursing Research, 62(1), 25-35. doi 10.1097/NNT.0b013e318276138f.

Triviño, X., Ferrer, L., Bernales, M., Cianelli, R., Moore, P., Peragallo, N. (2013). Effect of Emotionally-Complex Roles on HIV-Related Simulated Patients. Hispanic Health Care International, 11(2), 72-77.

Cianelli, R., Ferrer, L., Norr, F., K., Miner, S., Irarrazabal, L., Bernales, M., Peragallo, N., Levy., J., Norr., J., & McElmurry, B. (2012). Mano a Mano-Mujer: An effective HIV prevention intervention for Chilean women. Health Care for Women International, 33(4), 321-341. NIHMSID: NIHMS294091. doi: 0.1080/07399332.2012.655388.

Cianelli, R., Lara, L., Villegas, N., Bernales, M., Ferrer, L., Kaelber, L., & Peragallo, N. (2012). Impact of Mano a Mano-Mujer, an HIV prevention intervention, on depressive symptoms among Chilean women. Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2850.2012.01907.x.

Villegas, N., Cianelli, R., Ferrer, L., Kaelber L., Peragallo, N., Yaya, A. (2012). Factores de riesgo para la adquisición de VIH en mujeres Hispanas de 50 años y más residentes en el sur de la Florida [Risk factors for HIV acquisition among Hispanic women 50 years and older living in South Florida]. Horizontes de Enfermería, 23, 1, 51-61.

Villegas, N., Cianelli, R., Gonzalez-Guarda R., Kaelber L., Ferrer, L., Peragallo, N. (2012). Predictors of Self-Efficacy for HIV prevention among Hispanic Women in South Florida. Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care (accepted for publication). doi:10.1016/j.jana.2012.03.004.

Peragallo, N., Gonzalez-Guarda, RM., McCabe, B., & Cianelli, R. (2012). The Efficacy of an HIV Risk Reduction Intervention for Hispanic Women. AIDS and Behavior, 16 (5), 1316-1326. doi: 10.1007/s10461-011-0052-6.

Cianelli, R., Ferrer, L., Norr, F., K., Miner, S., Irarrazabal, L., Bernales, M.,Peragallo, N., Levy., J., Norr., J., McElmurry, B. (2011). Mano a mano mujer an effective HIV prevention for Chilean. Health Care for Women International (in press). NIHMSID: NIHMS294091.

Villegas, N., Ferrer, L., Cianelli, R., Miner, S., Lara, L.,Peragallo, N. (2011). Conocimientos y autoeficacia asociados a VIH y SIDA en Mujeres Chilenas [Knowledge and self efficacy associated to HIV and AIDS among Chilean women]. Investigación y Educación en Enfermería, 2 (29), 212-221.

Villegas, N., Cianelli, R., Gonzalez-Guarda R., Kaelber L., Ferrer, L.,Peragallo, N. (2011). Predictors of Self-Efficacy for HIV prevention among Hispanic Women in South Florida. Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care (under Review).

Gonzalez-Guarda, R.M., McCabe, B., 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.

McCabe, B.E., Vermeesch, A.L., Hall, R.F.,Peragallo, N. & Mitrani, V.B. (2011). Acculturation and the Center for Epidemiological Studies – Depression Scale for Hispanic women. Nursing Research, (60)4, 270-275.

Gonzalez-Guarda, R.M., Vasquez, E.P., Urrutia, M.T., Villarruel, A.,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. PMCID: PMC3070462

Presentations (selected)
National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) and National Institutes of Health (NIH) 2013 Health Disparities Seminar Series. N. Peragallo Montano, Featured Speaker. “Reducing Health Disparities Among Hispanics Through Culturally Tailored Intervention Science”. Washington, DC, September, 2013. National.

Center for Equal Health: Community Partnerships in Research, Education and Training.

University of South Florida. N. Peragallo, Invited Speaker. “Health Disparities Research and the Efficacy of an HIV Risk Reduction Intervention For Latinas”. Tampa, FL, October, 2012. National.

Jornada del 53 Aniversario, Universidad de Guanajato, Campus León, Mexico. N. Peragallo, Invited Speaker. “Desarollo de un Programa de Investigación con Hispanos”. Guanajato, Mexico, February, 2011. International.

Soto Fuentes, P., Bernal de Pheils, P., Zárate Grajales, R., Peragallo Montano, N., Law Wilson, L., Villarruel, A. “La contribución a los objetivos del milenio de la red de centros colaboradores de enfermería y partería en la región de las Américas.” XII Conferencia Iberoamericana de Educación en Enfermería/ September 9 – 13, 2013. Montevideo, Uruguay.

Ortega, J., Mitchell, M., & Peragallo Montano, N. “Programa de Intercambio Estudiantil: Una Experiencia Enriquecedora en el Curriculo de Enfermeria [Student Exchange Program: An Enriching Experience in the Nursing Curriculum]. Paper presented at the XII Iberoamerican Conference on Nursing Education of the ALADEFE (Latin American Association of Schools and Colleges of Nursing) September 9-13, 2013. Montevideo, Uruguay.

N. Peragallo Montano. “Mesa Redonda del V Simposio de Investigación Educativa [Roundtable of the V Symposium on Educational Research]” at the XII Iberoamerican Conference on Nursing Education of the ALADEFE (Latin American Association of Schools and Colleges of Nursing). Moderator. September 12, 2013. Montevideo, Uruguay.

Villegas, N., Santisteban, D., Cianelli, R., Peragallo, N., Ferrer, L., Ambrosia, T. Development and Pilot-Testing of an Internet based STI and HIV Prevention Intervention (I-STIPI) among Chilean Young Women. Sigma Theta Tau International 24th International Nursing Research Congress. July 22-26, 2013. Prague, Czech Republic.

Cianelli, R., Peragallo, N., Villegas, N. SEPA-O intervention: An HIV Prevention intervention for older Hispanic women. Sigma Theta Tau International 24th International Nursing Research Congress. July 22-26, 2013. Prague, Czech Republic

Peragallo, N., Gonzalez-Guarda, R., Cianelli, R., Villegas, N. Efficacy of SEPA intervention in HIV risk reduction and intimate partner violence. Sigma Theta Tau International 24th International Nursing Research Congress. July 22-26, 2013. Prague, Czech Republic.

Peragallo, N., Gonzalez-Guarda, R., Cianelli, R., Villegas, N. Nursing research on health disparities and HIV prevention: SEPA intervention and its dissemination among diverse Hispanic communities. Sigma Theta Tau International 24th International Nursing Research Congress. July 22-26, 2013. Prague, Czech Republic. (Poster presentation)

Peragallo, N., Gonzalez-Guarda, Cianelli, R., Villegas, N. Efficacy of SEPA II: An HIV Risk Reduction Program among Hispanic Women in Florida. Sigma Theta Tau International’s 23rd International Nursing Research Congress, July 30 - 3 August, 2012, Brisbane, Australia.

Peragallo, N., Gonzalez-Guarda, McCabe, B., Cianelli, R., Villegas, N. The Efficacy of SEPA, an HIV Risk Reduction Intervention for Hispanic Women. RNAO International Nursing Conference Nursing: Caring to Know, Knowing to Care June 4-7, 2012, Jerusalem, Israel. Cianelli, R., Villegas, N., Ferrer, L., Peragallo, N. Adapting SEPA, an HIV prevention intervention for younger and older Hispanic women. RNAO International Nursing Conference Nursing: Caring to Know, Knowing to Care June 4-7, 2012, Jerusalem, Israel.

Peragallo, N.P. The Efficacy of an HIV Risk Reduction Project targeting Hispanic Women in the U.S.”. To be presented at the Sigma Theta Tau International 22nd International Nursing Research Congress (STTI). Cancun, Mexico, July, 2011. International.

Peragallo, N. P. & Gonzalez-Guarda, R. M., McCabe, B., Cianelli, R. “Reducing Intimate Partner Violence Among Latinas in the U.S. through HIV Prevention”. Presented at the 17th International Conference of the Nursing Network on Violence Against Women (NNVAWI). Auckland, New Zealand, February, 2011. International.

Major Accomplishments / Honors
Member, Iron Arrow, (highest honor at University of Miami), 2012

Member, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation National Advisory Committee for the Nurse Faculty Scholars Program, 2012

Member, IntraHealth International Board of Directors, 2012-Present

Founding Co-Editor, Hispanic Health Care International, 2002-Present

Member, National Advisory Council on Minority Health and Health Disparities (2005-2009 and 2007-2011)

Friends of the National Institute for Nursing Research, Board of Trustees and Vice President, 2008-Present (Nightingala Program Committee Chair: 2012)

Co-Chair, The Bipartisan Policy Center’s Health Project Workforce Committee, 2011

100 Most Influential Leaders of 2011, Hispanic Business

America Red Cross Spectrum Award Honoree, 2007

Named Ambassador in the Paul G. Rogers Society for Global Health Research at Research, America, 2006

Hispanic Health Leadership Award, National Hispanic Medical Association’s Eighth Annual Conference, “Hispanic Health Strategies, 2004

Fellow, American Academy of Nursing, 2000-Present

President, National Association of Hispanic Nurses (2002-2004; Member: 1994-present)

Ildaura Murillo - Rhode Excellence in Education Award, National Association of Hispanic Nurses, 2001

Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society, 1986-Present

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