Elías P. Vásquez, PhD, NP, FAAN, FAANP



Associate Professor
UM School of Nursing and Health Studies

M. Christine Schwartz Bldg
Telephone (305) 284-8655
Email: epvasquez@miami.edu


Education

AA, Mental Health, Gateway Community College, 1975
AAN, Nursing, Gateway Community College, 1978

MS, Maternal-Child Nursing, University of Arizona, 1986
PhD, Nursing Research, University of Arizona, 1992

Certification and Licensure

Fellowship (2003) American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Leadership
Certification, Post Graduate (2001) University of Texas - Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Strengthening Families Program Training (2001)
Certification, Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (1983) University of Arizona College of Nursing/Medicine
Fellow, Faculty Development Traineeship (1995-1998) University of Texas - Preventing Alcohol and Drug Abuse

Clinical Specialties

Neonatal, Pediatrics, Substance Abuse, Women at Risk

Primary Teaching Areas

Pediatrics and Research

Research and Academic Interests

Mothers with substance use disorders and their children; Home visits for high-risk families; Women at risk for HIV, substance abuse and intimate partner violence

Research (selected)

Principal Investigator, Vasquez, E. Nemes, S., & Peragallo, N. Packaging proven HIV behavioral interventions for use with women at highest risk of acquiring HIV. CDC H62 PS000781-01. 2007-2009

Principal Investigator, Vasquez, E., Gonzalez, R., & De Santis J. Project VIDA: Violence, intimate relationships, and drugs among Latinos. NCMHD Center for Culturally-Tailored Hispanic Health Disparities Research P60MD002266-01. National Institute of Health (NIH). 2007-2008

Co- Investigator, Minority Fellow (V. Mitrani, PI) Vasquez, E. Family therapy mechanisms in HIV+ women in drug recovery. National Institute of Drug Abuse. 2004-2007

Co-Investigator, (N. Peragallo, PI) Peragallo, N., Gonzalez, R., & Vasquez, E. Project D.Y.V.A. (Drugs and Violence in the Americas) Proyecto D.Y.V.A. (Drogas y Violencia en las Americas). Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Comisión (CICAD). 2006-2007

Publications (selected)

De Santis, J., & Vasquez, E. (under review). A pilot exploration of depressive symptoms, self-esteem and sexual behaviors in a sample of African-American, Asian, and Caucasian men who have sex with men. Sexuality & Culture.

De Santis, J., & Vasquez, E. (under review). An appraisal of the factors influencing human sexuality research in nursing. Nursing Forum.

Gonzalez-Guarda, R., Vasquez, E., Urutia-Soto, T., Peragallo, N., & Villarruel, A. (under review). Hispanic females’ experiences with substance abuse, intimate partner violence and risk for HIV. Journal of Transcultural Nursing.

McCain, G., Knupp. A., Fontaine, J., Pino, L. & Vasquez, E. (2009). Heart rate variability responses to nipple feeding for premature infants with bronchopulmonary dysplasia: Three case Studies. Journal of Pediatric Nursing.

Gonzalez-Guarda, R., Ortega, J., Vasquez, E., & DeSantis, J. (2009). La mancha negra-The black stain: Hispanic males’ perceptions of substance abuse, violence and risky behaviors in the community. Western Journal of Nursing Research.

Vasquez, E., & Rodriguez, A. (2009). Circumcision revisited. Journal for Specialists in Pediatric Nursing.

De Santis, J., Vasquez, E., Weidel, J., Watson, S., & Sanchez, M. (2009). Depressive symptoms, self-esteem and sexual behaviors in foreign-born and US-born Hispanic men who have sex with men: Implications for HIV prevention. Hispanic Health Care International.

Gonzalez-Guarda, R., Peragallo, N., Vasquez, E., Urutia-Soto, T., & Mitrani., V. (2009). Intimate partner violence, depression and resource availability among a community sample of Hispanic Women. Issues in Mental Health Nursing.

Nair, M., Saiyed, Z., Nair, N., Gandhi, N, Rodriguez, J., Boukii, N., Vasquez, E., Malow, R., & Miguez-Burbano, M. (2008). Methamphetamine enhances HIV-1 infectivity in monocyte derived dendrite c-cells. Journal of Neuroimmune Pharmacology.

Weidel, J., Vasquez, E., & Grossman, J. (2008). Sex and drugs: High risk behaviors at circuit parties. American Journal of Men’s Health.

Gonzalez-Guarda, R., Peragallo, N. Urutia-Soto, T., Vasquez, E., & Mitrani, V. (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.

Weidel, J., Vasquez, E. Watson, S. & Gonzalez-Guarda, R. (2008). Cultural issues and HIV risk for Hispanics. Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care.

De Santis, J., Colin, J., & Vasquez, E., McCain, G. (2008). The relationship of depressive symptoms, self-esteem and sexual behaviors in urban men who have sex with men. American Journal of Men’s Health.

Vasquez, E., Pitts, K., & Mejia, N. (2008). A model program: Neonatal nurse practitioners providing community health care for high-risk infants. Neonatal Network.

Vasquez, E., & Mejia, N., Gonzalez, R., & Mitrani, V. (2006). Translating evidence-based HIV prevention programs into clinical practice for minority women. Hispanic Health Care International. 4(3):133-42.

Plowden, K., Wendell, J., Vasquez, E., & Kimani, J. (2006). Reaching African-American men: A qualitative analysis. Journal of Community Health Nursing, 23(3):147-58.

Alvarez, R., Vasquez, E., Mayorga, C., Feaster, D., & Mitrani, V. (2006). Increasing minority participation through community organization-based recruitment. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 28(5):541-60.

Vasquez, E., & Pitts, K. (2006). “Red Flags” during home visitation: Infants and toddlers. Journal of Community Nursing, 23(2):123-31.

Roberts, D., & Vasquez, E. (2004). Power: An application to the nursing image and advanced practice. AACN Clinical Issues: Advanced Practice in Acute and Critical Care, 15(2):196-204.

Presentations (selected)

De Santis, J., Vasquez, E., & Gonzalez-Guarda, R. Locating, recruiting and enrolling participants from vulnerable populations for HIV prevention research. Association of Nurses in AIDS Care 21st Annual Conference. Tucson, AZ. 2008

Gonzalez-Guarda, R., Mitrani, V., 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. Association of Nurses in AIDS Care 21st Annual Conference. Tucson, AZ. 2008

Gonzalez-Guarda, R. Peragallo, N. Vasquez, E., Project “DYVA” (Drogas Y Violencia en Las Americas: Drugs and Violence in the Americans) Major Findings and future Directions. National State of the Science Congress on Nursing Research. The Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science. Washington, DC. 2008

Vasquez, E., Weil, J., Peragallo, N., & Nemes, S. Promoting translational research in HIV prevention for Latinas: SEPA. National State of the Science Congress on Nursing Research. The Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science. Washington, DC. 2008

Weidel, J., & Vasquez, E. Health Disparities among Hispanics: Cultural considerations for HIV, substance abuse and intimate partner violence research/practice. Hispanic Initiative, Medical College of South Carolina. Teleconference, 2008

Vasquez, E., Weidel, J., De Santis, J., Gonzalez-Guarda, R. Sex, drugs and violence: Factors influencing health in Hispanic populations. The National Association of Hispanic Nurses National Conference. Boston, MA. 2008

Vasquez, E., & Weidel, J. Health care for the underserved: Scope of the problem. Prevention Cardiovascular Nurses Association-Annual Symposium. Orlando, Fl. 2008

Vasquez, E., Gonzalez, R., & Peragallo, N. Breaking the silence: Latinas’ experiences with substance abuse, intimate partner violence & risks for HIV. Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing 18th International Nursing Research Congress. Vienna, Austria. 2007

Peragallo, N., Gonzalez, R., & Vasquez, E. Lifetime abuse and HIV risks among Hispanic Women in the U.S. Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing 18th International Nursing Research Congress. Vienna, Austria. 2007

Vasquez, E. Substance abuse, violence, and risky sexual behavior among Hispanics. Annual National Conference for the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care. Orlando FL. 2007

Vasquez, E., Mitrani, V., & Alvarez, R. Establishing community-based recruitment in health research. Thirteenth National Evidence-Based Practice Conference. Iowa City, Iowa. 2006

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

Gonzalez, R., Peragallo, N., & Vasquez, E. Factors associated with intimate partner violence (IPV) among Latinas. American Public Health Association 134th Annual International Meeting and Exposition. Boston, MA. 2006

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

Vasquez, E., Peragallo, N., & Gonzalez, R. The relationship between acculturation and substance use among Latinas in the U.S. VII International Forum on Alcohol and Addiction Research. Guadalajara, Mexico. 2006

Alvarez, R., Vasquez, E., Mitrani, V., & Mayorga, C. Recruiting HIV+ Latina women in HIV/AIDS research: Lessons learned. The National Association of Hispanic Nurses National Conference. Orlando, FL. 2005

Alvarez, R., Vasquez, E., & Mayorga, C. A Model and time-line to support community-based research in minority communities. The National Association of Hispanic Nurses National Conference. Orlando, FL. 2005

Vasquez, E. Subject recruitment strategies in long-term HIV intervention studies. Doctoral Seminar- University of Miami, School of Nursing. Miami, FL. 2005

Vasquez, E. The medical and psycho-social issues of drug and alcohol-exposed infants. Contemporary and Future Pediatrics, Masters of Pediatrics. Miami, FL. 2005

Vasquez, E. Advanced practice nursing in the community (workshop). Contemporary and Future Pediatrics, Masters of Pediatrics. Miami, FL. 2005

Peragallo, N., & Vasquez, E. Advances of nursing research and the drug phenomenon in the Americas. II International Nursing Research Forum and the Drug Phenomenon in Latin America. Florianopolis, Santa Catarina Brazil. 2005

Peragallo, N., & Vasquez, E. Research methodology applied to the study of the drug phenomenon. II International Nursing Research Forum and the Drug Phenomenon in Latin America. Florianopolis, Santa Catarina Brazil. 2005

Vasquez, E., & Peragallo, N. Nursing leadership for professional advancement within the 21st century and the drug phenomenon-North and Latin America perspectives. II International Nursing Research Forum and the Drug Phenomenon in Latin America. Florianopolis, Santa Catarina Brazil. 2005

Peragallo, N., DeForge, B., Vasquez, E. HIV risk reduction and prevention among Mexican women in the United States. Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing 16th International Nursing Research Congress. Hawaii, USA. 2005

Peragallo, N., DeForge, B., & Vasquez, E. Predictors of depression among Latina in the United States. Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing 16th International Nursing Research Congress. Hawaii, USA. 2005

Yancy, J., Vasquez, E., & O’Neil, C. The needs and concerns of the Latino populations and improving health services in Maryland and the United States. The National Association of Hispanic Nurses National Conference. Las Vegas, NV. 2004

Roberts, D., & Vasquez, E. Power: An application to the nurse practitioner image. American Academy of Nurse Practitioners National Conference. New Orleans, LA. 2004

Vasquez, E., Peragallo, N., DeForge, B., & Lee, S. Acculturation and substance use among Mexican women. Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing 15th International Nursing Research Congress. Dublin, Ireland. 2004

DeForge, B., Peragallo, N., Vasquez, E., O’Campo, P., Lee, S., & Kim, Y. Effects of an HIV risk reduction intervention on depression and self-esteem among Latino Women in the US. XV International AIDS Conference. Bangkok, Thailand. 2004

Vasquez, E., Peragallo, N., DeForge, B., O’Campo, P., Lee, S., & Kim, Y. The Impact for aculturation on the effects of an HIV risk reduction intervention among Latino women in the US. XV International AIDS Conference. Bangkok, Thailand. 2004

Major Accomplishments/Honors

Robert Wood Johnson Nurse Executive Fellowship Program, 2009-2011

National Advisory Committee of the New Careers in Nursing Scholarship Program. Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and American Association of Colleges of Nursing, 2008-2009.

National Advisory Council on Nurse Education and Practice, Health Resources and Services Administration, 2005-2008

Keynote Speaker for Nurses Week at Mercy Hospital. The Dynamic and Complex Aspects of Mentoring, 2006

National Hispanic Science Network on Drug Abuse, Hispanic Research Scientist Member, 2004

American Academy of Nursing, 2000

Robert Wood Johnson foundation, Developing Leadership in Reducing Substance Abuse, 2000