II. Past Education/Training
Undergraduate College, Degree, Date:Silliman University (Philippines), BSN,1968
Graduate University (Ies), Degrees, Dates: NYU, Ph.D. in Nursing, 1990; U. of the Philippines, MSN, 1971
MFP Period Of Support: Academic year 1989
Other Training, Certification, Etc.: ANCC, Clinical specialist, Adult Psychiatric mental Health Nursing; Family and Marital Therapy, Thomas Jefferson University;
Research Training: Minority Research-Supplement Grant (NIA); Summer Institute on Minority Health in elderly (NIA); Scholar, Hartford Research Institute in Geriatric Nursing (NYU); Research Fellow, Center on Health Equality at Drexel University.
III. Career Goals And Interests
Major Career Goals:
*To conduct clinical research on health outcomes of family caregivers.
*To provide leadership in the education of advanced practice students in psychiatric mental health nursing and improve the lives of persons' at risk and those who are in need of mental health services.
Long-Term Research Interests: Maintain and Improve Health of Family Caregivers of persons with chronic illness (dementia).
IV. Past Professional Work Experiences (major)
Consultant: Served as consultant to faculty re. Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program at the University of Texas Medical Branch (August 2003).
Associate Professor: Drexel University, (formerly: MCP-Hahnemann University), Philadelphia, PA, July 1997- present. Developed and coordinate the Psychiatric Mental Health NP program. (This program is on-line)
Assistant Professor: College of Graduate Studies & College of Allied Health Thomas Jefferson University: September 1990- 1997
Private Practice: Hoboken, NJ: 1980-Present
Responsibilities: Provide psychotherapy to persons and/or families and psychiatric consultation to ob-gyn medical practitioners in management of depression & anxiety symptoms and disorders of women and families in dealing with life-threatening illness, sexual dysfunction, fetal demise, sexually transmittable disease, menopause and unplanned pregnancies.
Assistant Professor: Villanova University, Villanova, PA: 1981-1987
Assistant Professor: Thomas Jefferson University (1977-79)
Instructor Thomas Jefferson University, (1974-76)