Nilda (Nena) Peragallo, DrPH, RN, FAAN

Dean and Professor
UM School of Nursing and Health Studies

M. Christine Schwartz Bldg
Room 210
Telephone: (305) 284-2107
Fax: (305) 667-3787


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 in Latino Women

Research (selected)

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). 2007-2010

Co-Investigator.  Testing an HIV/AIDS prevention intervention for Chilean women. 
R01 TW006977-01.  National Institutes of Health (NIH).  2004-2009.

Co-Investigator.  Mobilizing Health Workers for Community HIV Prevention in Chile.  National Institutes of Health (NIH) #1 R03 TW006980-01, 2004-2007.

Co-Investigator.  Futuros profesionales de la salud:  Fortaleciendo sus conocimientos, actitudes y conductas frente al VIH/SIDA.  DIPUC/27Ce.  Pontificía Universidad Católica de Chile, 2004-2005.

Principal Investigator. NGA for supplement funding of HIV risk reduction among Latinas: Project SEPA. R01-NR04746-01. University of Maryland at Baltimore, 2002-2003.

Principal Investigator. HIV risk reduction among Latinas: Project SEPA.  R01-R04746-01. NINR/NIMH, 1998-2002.

Interim Program Director.  Department of Health and Human Services Health
Resources and Services Administration.  Advanced Education Nursing Grant:
Anesthesia, University of Miami , 2005.

Program Director.  SUCCEED Florida, Crucial Professionals, Nursing Program.
Continuation.  University of Miami, 2006 - 2007.

Program Director, SUCCEED Florida, Crucial Professional/Nursing & Allied Health
Program, Competitive, University of Miami,  2007.

Publications (selected)

Gonzalez-Guarda, R., Peragallo, N., Vasquez, E., & Urrutia-Soto, T. (2008). Intimate partner violence, depression and resource availability among a community sample of Hispanic Women.  Issues in Mental Health Nursing.

Triviño, Ximena, Ferrer, Lillian, Bernales, Margarita, Moore, Philippa, Cianelli, Rosina, Peragallo, N.P.  (2008). Effect of Emotionally-Complex Roles on HIV-Related Simulated Patients.  Medical Education.  In Press.

Gonzalez-Guarda, R., Peragallo, N., Urrutia-Soto, T., Vasquez, E. (2008).  HIV risks, substance abuse and intimate partner violence among Hispanic females and their intimate partners.  Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care 

Peragallo, N. P.  & 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.

Peragallo, N. P., DeForge, B., O’Campo, P., Lee, S., Kim, Y. J., Cianelli, R., & Ferrer, L. (2005).  A randomized clinical trial of an HIV risk reduction intervention among low-income Latina women.  Nursing Research, 54(2), 108-118. 1,2

Kim, Y. J., Peragallo, N. P., & DeForge, B. (2006). Predictors of participation in an HIV risk reduction intervention for socially deprived Latino women: A cross sectional cohort study.  International Journal of Nursing Studies, 43, 527-534.

Wallen, G. R., Rivera-Goba, M. V., Hastings, C., Peragallo, N. P., & de Leon Siantz, M. L. (2005). Increasing minority nursing research opportunities. Nursing Education Perspectives, 26(1), 29-33.

Ferrer, L. M., Cianelli, R., Peragallo, N. P., & Cabieses, B.  (2004).  Violencia doméstica y su relación con depresión y autoestima en mujeres mexicanas y puertorriqueñas en Estados Unidos.  Horizonte de enfermería, 15, 11-22. 1,2

Talashek, M. L., Peragallo, N. P., Norr, K., & Dancy, B. L. (2004). The context of risky behaviors for Latino youth. Journal of Transcultural Nursing, 15(2), 131-138.

Villarruel, A. M., & Peragallo, N. P. (2004). Leadership development of Hispanic nurses. Nursing Administration Quarterly, 28(3), 173-180.

Presentations (selected)

US SouthCom COCOM:  Building Nursing Partnership in Latin America/Caribbean to Meet the Health Threats to Stability in the Region.   Invited Speaker and Panelist. “Improving Health through Innovative Education and Research Partnerships”.  Miami, Florida, April 2009.  National.

Academy on Violence & Abuse biennial Scientific Assembly: Sowing Seeds of Academic Change: Nurturing New Paradigms. Invited Speaker.  “The Role of HIV, Substance Abuse and Culture in Violence: Implications for Educating Health Professionals”.  Minneapolis, Minnesota, April, 2009.  National.

National Institutes of Health Summit:  The Science of Eliminating Health Disparities. Invited Speaker.  “The Global Nursing Shortage:  Issues and Solutions for the 21st Century”.  Scottsdale, Arizona, December, 2008.  National. 

Asociación Ecuatoriana de Escuelas y Facultades de Enfermería (ASEDEFE) XI Pan American Nursing Research Colloquium. Invited Panelist.  “Forum: Research on Patient Safety as a Public Health Issue”.  Quito, Ecuador, November, 2008. International.

Inaugural Convention of the National American Arab Nurses Association.  Building Cultural Bridges in Health Care: Strength in Diversity.  Invited Speaker.   “Healthcare Research Among Diverse Communities”.  Detroit, Michigan, October, 2008.  National.
Congreso Internacional de Enfermeria, Unidos Por La Salud. “Desarollo de un Programa de Investigacion Sobre VIH/SIDA”   Invited Speaker. Tampico, Mexico, August, 2008. International.

33rd Annual National Association of Hispanic Nurses Conference.  “Bridging the Gap in Health Disparities Among Latinos”.   Closing Keynote.  Boston, Massachusetts, July, 2008.  National.

Nursing Summit 2008.  Invited Panelist.  United States Assistant Secretary of the Army Nurse Summit.  Tacoma, Washington, July, 2008.  National.

Peragallo, N.P. & Gonzalez Guarda, R. M. (2008).  “Intersection of HIV and Intimate Partner Violence Among Latinas”.  Presented at the 17th International Council on Women’s Health Issues Congress 2008.  Gaborone, Botswana, July 2008. International. 

Peragallo, N.P. & Cianelli, R. & Ferrer, L. & Urrutia, M.T. & Bernales, M. (2008). “Domestic Violence, Substance Abuse and Its Relation with HIV/AIDS Among Low Income Chilean Women”.  Presented at the International Nursing Research Conference  2008.  Jerusalem, Israel, July, 2008.  International.

Major Accomplishments

America Red Cross Spectrum Award Honoree, 2007

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

Named "Health Care Hero" by Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, 2006

Hispanic Magazine Top Latinas for 2004, Recognized as One of the Nation's Most Successful Latinas in 2004

Hispanic Health Leadership Award, National Hispanic Medical Association's Eighth Annual Conference, "Hispanic Health Strategies, 2004

Visiting Professor, School of Nursing, Pontificía Universidad Católica de Chile

Visiting Professor, School of Nursing, Universidad Andrés Bello, Santiago, Chile

Visiting Scholar, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, School of Nursing

Selected as a Fellow for the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Leadership for Academic Nursing Program

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

Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society, 1986