Angelica Garcia-Ditta

MSN, RN, LCSW , Doctoral (Current)

Angelica Garcia-Ditta, MSN, RN, LCSW, is currently enrolled in the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP), Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Program at Johns Hopkins University. Her research and scholarly interests include adolescent early mental health intervention and establishing care for newly diagnosed patients with severe mental illness, with a focus on underserved communities.

Ms. Garcia-Ditta has experience as a multidisciplinary behavioral health specialist, holding licensure as both a Registered Nurse and Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker. Her professional background includes inpatient psychiatry, community mental health, school-based services, HIV/AIDS, and domestic violence programs. She has worked on research teams focused on immigrant women’s experiences with cumulative trauma and caregiver support in advanced medical illness. She is bilingual in English and Spanish and continues to practice psychotherapy while pursuing her degree. 

Ms. Garcia-Ditta is a member of the American Nurses Association, the National Association of Hispanic Nurses, and the International Society of Psychiatric Mental Health Nurses. At Johns Hopkins University she has been a recipient of the Conway Scholarship, the Patricia Tilton Fleishman Scholarship and is a Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training Scholar. She lives in Washington, DC, and claims a proud heritage as a Latina and native Texan.