About the Dean

One of the nation’s foremost researchers in HIV/AIDS risk reduction and prevention in Latinos, Nilda P. Peragallo, Dr.P.H., R.N., F.A.A.N., is recognized internationally for her leadership in the areas of health disparities, cultural competency, and the recruitment and retention of minorities in nursing.  She is immediate past president of the National Association of Hispanic Nurses and co-editor of Hispanic Healthcare International.

Peragallo is one of the most sought-after speakers in her field. She has authored or co-authored many peer-reviewed publications and served as principal investigator in numerous research and training grants.  She was recently appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services to serve on the National Advisory Council to the National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities. A fellow of the American Academy of Nursing, Peragallo holds a joint appointment with the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.