Rosa M. Gonzalez-Guarda, PhD, MSN, MPH, RN



Assistant Professor
UM School of Nursing and Health Studies

M. Christine Schwartz Bldg
Room 432-B
Telephone (305) 284-8374
Fax (305) 284-5686
Email: rosagonzalez@miami.edu


Education

BSN, Georgetown University School of Nursing and Health Studies, 2002
MSN, 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

Research and Academic Interests

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

Research (selected)

Principal Investigator, Cultural Linkages Between Substance Abuse, Intimate Partner Violence and Risky Sexual Behaviors among Hispanic Women. Funded by the James W. McLamore Research Award in Business and Social Science and a General Research Support Award, 2009-2010.

Co-Investigator, “SEPA II: HIV Prevention Intervention Reducing Health Disparities among Hispanic Women.” National Center of Minority Health & Health Disparities (NCMHD), National Institutes of Health (NIH), 2007- 2010

Co-Investigator, “Project VIDA (Violence, Intimate Relationships, and Drugs among Latinos).” National Center of Minority Health & Health Disparities (NCMHD), National Institutes of Health (NIH), 2007-2009

Co-Investigator, “Project DYVA (Drugs and Violence in the Americas).” Organization of American States (OAS), Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission (CICAD), 2006-2008

Publications (selected)

Gonzalez-Guarda, R.M., Ortega, J., Vasquez, E. & DeSantis, J. (in press). La mancha negra: Substance abuse, violence and sexual risks among Hispanic males. Western Journal of Nursing Research.

Gonzalez-Guarda, R.M. (in press). The Syndemic Orientation: Implications for eliminating hispanic health disparities. Hispanic Health Care International.

Gonzalez-Guarda, R.M., Peragallo, N., Urrutia, M.T., Vasquez, E.P. & Mitrani, V.B. (in press). Intimate partner violence, depression and resource availability among a community sample of Hispanic women. Issue in Mental Health Nursing.

Gonzalez-Guarda, R.M., Peragallo, N., Urrutia, M.T., Vasquez, E.P. (2008). HIV risk, substance abuse and intimate partner violence among Hispanic females and their partners. Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care, 19(4), 252-266.

Weidel, J.,  Vasquez, E.P., Watson, S. & Gonzalez-Guarda, R. (2008). Cultural considerations for intimate partner violence and HIV risk for Hispanics. Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care, 19(4), 247-251.

Williams, J. R., Baty, M. L., Gonzalez, R. M., Nash, K. R., & Campbell, J. C. (2008). Trauma and violence. In J. C. Urbancic & C. J. Groh (Eds.), Women’s mental health: A clinical guide for primary care providers. Philadelphia: Lippincott, Williams, & Wilkins.

Peragallo, N. & Gonzalez, R. (2007). Nursing research and the prevention of infectious disease among vulnerable populations. In J. Fitzpatrick, A. Nyamathi & D. Konniak-Griffin (Eds), Annual Review of Nursing Research, 25. New York, NY: Springer.

Gonzalez, R.M. (2007). Addressing intimate partner violence among Hispanic women: The importance of Incorporating qualitative research methods. Hispanic Health Care International, 5(1), 1-2.

Endyke-Doran, C., Gonzalez, R., Solera, A., Trujillo, M. (2007). The Syphilis Elimination Project: Targeting the Hispanic Community of Baltimore City. Public Health Nursing, 24(1), 40-47.

Vasquez, E, Mejia, N., Gonzalez, R. & Mitrani, V. (2006). Translating evidence-based HIV prevention programs into clinical practice. Hispanic Health Care International, 4(3).

O’Malley, A.S., Gonzalez, R.M., Sheppard, V.B., Huerta, E. & Mandelblatt, J. (2003). Primary care cancer control interventions including Latinos: A review. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 25(3), 264-270.

Presentations (selected)

Gonzalez-Guarda, R.M., Kaelber, L., Cianelli, R. & Peragallo, N. Individual and relationship level predictors of IPV among a community sample of Hispanic women. Podium presentation for the 16th International Conference of the Nursing Network on Violence Against Women International (NNVAWI), Miami, FL, October, 2009.*

Vasquez, R., DeSantis, J., & Gonzalez-Guarda, R. Locating, Recruiting, Enrolling and Sampling Hispanic Men for Research. Podium presentation 20th International Nursing Research Congress Focusing on Evidence-Based Practice. Sigma Theta Tau. Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, July, 2009.*

Gonzalez-Guarda, R.M., Ortega, J., Vasquez, E., De Santis, J. La Mancha Negra: Hispanic males' experiences with substance abuse, violence and risk for HIV. Poster presentation for the 34th Annual National Association of Hispanic Nurses Conference, San Antonio, TX, July, 2009.*

Gonzalez-Guarda, RM., Peragallo, N., Vasquez, E. & DeSantis, J. A Model for Understanding the Intersection of Substance Abuse, Violence, HIV/AIDS and Co-occurring Mental Health Conditions among Hispanics: A New Focus on Links. Poster presentation for the NCMHD Trans-NIH Research Summit, “The Science of Eliminating Health Disparities, National Harbor, Maryland, December, 2008. *

Gonzalez-Guarda, R.M., Mitrani, V.B., De Santis, J., Weidel, J.  & Vasquez, E. A Framework for Understanding HIV/AIDS, Substance Abuse, and Intimate Partner Violence as Part of a Syndemic Impacting Hispanics in the U.S.: Implications for Primary Prevention Interventions. Accepted podium presentation for the 21st Annual Conference of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care Conference. Tucson, AZ, November 2008.

DeSantis, J. Vasquez, E., Gonzalez-Guarda, R.M., & Weidel, J. "Locating, Recruiting, and Enrolling Participants from Vulnerable Populations for HIV Prevention Research " Accepted podium presentation for the 21st Annual Conference of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care Conference. Tucson, AZ, November 2008.

Gonzalez-Guarda, R.M. "The Syndemic Model for Understanding Substance Abuse, Intimate Partner Violence and HIV/AIDS among Hispanics." Accepted podium presentation for the 8th Annual Conference of the National Hispanic Science Network on Drug Abuse, Washington, D.C., October, 2008.

Gonzalez-Guarda, R.M., Peragallo, N. & Vasquez, E. Project "DYVA" (Drogas y Violencia en las Americas; Drugs and Violence in the Americas): Major Findings and Future Directions. Accepted podium presentation for the 2008 National State of the Science Congress in Nursing Research, Washington, D.C., October, 2008.

Vasquez, E., DeSantis, J., Weidel, J. & Gonzalez-Guarda, R.MSex, Drugs & Violence: Factors Affecting Health among Hispanic Populations. Accepted podium presentation for National Association of Hispanic Nurses, 33rd Annual Conference, Boston, MA, July 2008.

Peragallo, N. & Gonzalez-Guarda, R.M.  Intersection of HIV and Intimate Partner Violence among Latinas. Accepted podium presentation for the International Council on Women’s Health Issues 17th Congress, Gaborone, Botswana, July, 2008.

Gonzalez-Guarda, R.M., Peragallo, N. & Mitrani, V.B. Intimate Partner Violence, Depression & Resource Availability among a Community Sample of Hispanic Women. Poster presentation for the Inaugural Women’s Health Research Day, Institute for Women’s Health, Miami, FL, March 2008.

Gonzalez, R., Risk and protective factors for intimate partner violence among Hispanic woman. Poster presentation for the Second Annual National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Graduate Student Research Festival, Bethesda, MA, October 2007.

Peragallo, N., Gonzalez, R., & Vasquez, E., Lifetime abuse and HIV risks among Hispanic Women in the U.S. Podium presentation for the 18th International Nursing Research Congress Focusing on Evidence-Based Practice, Vienna, Austria, July 2007.

Vasquez, E., Gonzalez, R., & Peragallo, N., Breaking the silence: Latinas’ experiences with substance abuse, intimate partner violence & risk for HIV. Podium presentation for the 18th International Nursing Research Congress Focusing on Evidence-Based Practice, Vienna, Austria, July 2007.

Gonzalez, R., Peragallo, N., & Vasquez, E. The intersection between HIV and intimate partner violence (IPV) among Latinas in the US. Poster presentation for the International Council on Women’s Health Issues 2006 Congress.  Sydney, Australia, November 2006.

Gonzalez, R., Luke, B., Contemporary homicide risk among women of reproductive age. Poster presentation for the International Council on Women’s Health Issues 2006 Congress. Sydney, Australia, November 2006.

Peragallo, N., Gonzalez, R. M., Vasquez, E.P., The intersection between HIV and IPV among Latinas in the US. Poster presentation for the International Council on Women’s Health Issues 2006 Congress. Sydney, Australia, November 2006.

Nemes, S., & Gonzalez, R. Invited speaker. Preparation of proposals of research projects and national and international sources of funding. Podium presentation for the 3rd International Forum on Nursing Research and the Phenomenon of Drugs in the Americas, Bogota, Colombia, August 2006.

Peragallo, N., Gonzalez, R., & Nemes, S., Proyecto DYVA (Drugs and Violence in the Americas): Preliminary Results. Podium presentation for the 3rd International Forum on Nursing Research and the Phenomenon of Drugs in the Americas. Bogota, Colombia, August 2006.

Peragallo, N., Gonzalez, R.M., Vasquez, E.P., Urrutia, M.T., Nemes, S., Villaruel, A. Proyecto DYVA (Mujeres, Drogas y Violencia en las Americas): Preliminary Results of Focus Groups. Podium presentation for the 3rd International Forum on Nursing Research and the Phenomenon of Drugs in the Americas. Bogota, Colombia, August 2006.

Gonzalez, R., Vasquez, E., Peragallo, N., Intimate partner violence and substance abuse among Mexican women. Podium presentation for the 14th Nursing Network on Violence Against Women International Conference, Portland, OR, April 2006.

Trujillo, M., & Gonzalez, R., Practical lessons from a Hispanic community intervention in Baltimore City. Accepted oral presentation for the 133rd Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association Conference, Philadelphia, PA, December, 2005.

Blake, S., Gonzalez, R., Allard, J., Gonzalez, F., Kodali, A., Ledsky, R., & Campbell, J. Hostile hallways and crazy cafeterias: environmental and social contexts associated with incidence rates of verbal, physical, and sexual aggression in schools. Oral Presentation for the 133rd Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association Conference, Philadelphia, December 2005.

Roberts, J. & Gonzales, R., Challenges of implementing a dating violence intervention in Four Baltimore City Middle Schools.  Presented at the 13th Nursing Network on Violence Against Women International Conference, Boston, MA, October 2004.

Solera, A., & Gonzalez, R., The key to addressing health issues in the Baltimore City Latino community. Presented at the Nuestra America, Latino Student Network, Hispanic Heritage Month Guest Lecturers’ Series, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, October 2004.

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