|Title||Associate Professor (Brookings)|
|Office Building||Wagner Hall|
|Mailing Address||South Dakota State University
College of Nursing
SWG 209, Box 2275
Brookings, SD 57007
After my Medical Degree from the School of Medicine in Uruguay and my Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology, I continue my training at the University of Minnesota School Of Public Health and at the Pediatrics Department with a degree in MPH-MCH and a Fellowship in Adolescent Health. My clinical experience involved taking care of women's and adolescent's health, teaching future health professionals, and doing research. While I do not have direct clinical responsibilities in the US, I have continue to teach and doing research at the CON, and clerckships with MDs at community clinics.
I have realized the importance of prevention and promotion, and the critical value of inter-professional work. I have been able to use my experience while an Associate Professor at the OB/GYN department in Uruguay, and now as an Associate Professor at SDSU CON and the Health Sciences Department. My background and experience allowed me to help move forward the mission, goals, and expectations of the College of Nursing and SDSU to promote and assure all South Dakotans live healthy lives. I have done so by teaching public health sciences to our students, and developing research that focus on relevant health topics for our communities and the Nation in general such as diabetes and preconception healthcare. I have done so in collaboration with faculty within our college and faculty from other colleges at SDSU as well, with funding from external (CDC) and internal (SDSU-Research Office) grants.
Professional MembershipsAmerican Public Health Association; SD Public Health Association
Academic Interests/ExpertiseMaternal and Child Health and Adolescent Health
- Preconception Healthcare.
-diabetes prevention and health promotion in the community.
-Women's cancer prevention
Area(s) of ResearchPreconception Health care
Academic ResponsibilitiesUndergraduate Health Sciences courses: Epidemiology; Public Health Science; Community Health; Contemporary Health Problems.
College of Nursing : Semester 3rd - Reproduction concepts: Genetics in Nursing, Conception, Fetal development, and reproductive-life planning (contraception). Semester 4th Populations Health: Epidemiology, Health Policy and Law, Ethics in Public Health Nursing.
Committee ActivitiesChair Research Committee- College of Nursing 2015-present.
Former Positions HeldAssociate Professor - Universidad de la Republica- Montevideo-Uruguay
Awards & Honors2010 Excellence in research- SDSU College of Nursing; 1996 American Association of University Women International Fellowship Award (AAUW)
- Public Health - Women Health - MCH
EducationMasters in Public Health (MPH)
Maternal and Child Health -University of Minnesota. School Public Health - 1997
Obst./Gynecology Specialist - University of Uruguay School of Medicine - 1992
Medical Doctor - General Medicine - University of Uruguay School of Medicine. 1984