Doris Noel Ugarriza, PhD, ARNP
UM School of Nursing and Health Studies
M. Christine Schwartz Bldg
Telephone (305) 284-1551
Fax (305) 284-2568
EducationAAS, Nursing, Huron Rand Hospital, School of Nursing at Fenn College, 1964
BSN, Nursing, Florida International University, 1978
MSN, Nursing, University of Miami, 1981
PhD, Nursing, Case Western Reserve University, 1989
Certification and LicensuresClinical Specialist, Adult Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse, ANCC
Clinical SpecialtiesPsychiatric/mental health nursing.
Primary Teaching AreasDevelopment of Nursing Science
Death and Dying
Community Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing
Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing
Health Assessment Lab
Theoretical Bases of Nursing
Research and Academic InterestsMental health with a special emphasis on issues pertaining to the mental health of women.
Research (selected)Principle Investigator, “The Postpartum Period: A Concept Analysis. University of Miami McLamore Summer Award, 2008
Principal Investigator, “Assessing Primary Health Care Nurses for Knowledge of Depression.” University of Miami McLamore Summer Award, 2007
Principal Investigator, “Assessing Primary Health Care Nurses for Knowledge of Depression.” University of Miami General Research Support Award, 2005
Ugarriza, D. (in review). The Postpartum Period: A Concept Analysis. Journal of Advanced Nursing.
Ugarriza, D., & Schmidt, L. (in review) Nurses Knowledge ofPostpartum Depression: Recognition and Treatment. Nursing Outlook.
Ugarriza, D., (in review) Cultural practices that prevent postpartum depression: A comparative study. Journal of Family Nursing.
Ugarriza, D., Brown, S., & Chang, C (2007).Anglo-American mothers and the prevention of postpartum depression. Issues in Mental Health Nursing 28(7),781-798. .
Ugarriza, D. (2007). Social Support unique to African-American mothers. Journal of African-American Studies 10(3), 19-31.
Ugarriza, D. (2006). Cuban-American mothers and postpartum cultural support. Hispanic Health Care International 4(4), 219-225.
Ugarriza, D.& Schmidt, L.(2006) Tele-care for women suffering from postpartum depression. Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services ,(44), 37-45.
Ugarriza, D. (2004) Group therapy and its barriers for women suffering from postpartum depression. Archives of Psychiatric Nursing(2), 39-48.
Ugarriza, D. (2004) Assessment and treatment of postpartum depression. In B. Melnyk & E. Fineout-Overholt Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing & Health: A guide for Translating Research Evidence into Practice.
19th International Nursing Research Congress Focusing on Evidence-Based Practice, “Nurses’ Knowledge of Postpartum Depression.” Singapore, 2008
Miami Area Health Education Commission, “Dealing with ‘Difficult Patients.’” Miami, Florida, 2008
Miami Area Health Education Commission, “Perinatal Emotional Disorders of Women.” Miami, Florida, 2008
American Academy of Nursing Annual Convention, “Postpartum Depression Prevention- A Cross Cultural Comparison.” Washington, DC, 2007
2nd Annual Statewide ACNM Chapter Workshop and Meeting, “Updates on Assessment & Treatment for Postpartum depressed women.” Miami, Florida, 2007
The South Florida Research Consortium for Healthcare Professionals, “A program of research encompassing twenty years of study of postpartum depression in the South Florida area.” Coral Gables, Florida, 2007
15th International Nursing Research Congress, Sigma Theta Tau International, “The postpartum period: a concept analysis.” Vienna, Austria, 2007
Advances in Women’s Healthcare 2nd Annual CEU workshop of SE Florida Chapter American College of Nurse Midwives, “Postpartum depression: screening and treatment updates.” 2007
Healthy Start Coalition Educational Training, “Recognizing and preventing postpartum Depression.” Miami FL, 2007
STTI Region 7 Annual Conference, “Postpartum depression prevention practices of African American and Cuban American Mothers.” Savannah, GA, 2007
Community Outreach Program of the Veterans of Foreign War Broward County Women’s Health Conference, “Special mental health issues of women.” 2005
15th International Nursing Research Congress, Sigma Theta Tau International, “Preventing postpartum depression.” Dublin, Ireland, 2004
Major AccomplishmentsDistrict 5 FNA Research award, 2005
Fulbright Scholar in Cyprus for Teaching Grant Project, 2003-2004
Multicultural Nursing Solutions for Multicultural Problems. 2003-2004
William R. Jones Outstanding Mentor Award given by The Florida Education Fund on Behalf of the McKnight Doctoral Fellowship Program, 2004