Lisvel Alexandra Matos


Lisvel Alexandra Matos, MSN, FNP-C, WHNP-BC, is pursuing a PhD at Duke University, School of Nursing, in Durham NC. Her research area of interest is understanding the mental health, substance abuse, and HIV syndemic among Latinx LGBTQIA+, and to developing multilevel interventions to address this syndemic. She is also interested in developing strategies to increase provider knowledge of the sociocultural factors that impact Latinx LGBTQIA+ health and to improve the quality of patient-provider interactions for these groups. 

Lisvel earned her ADN from Central Piedmont Community College (2012) in Charlotte, NC. She began her career as a staff RN working with adolescents in a behavioral health facility while earning her BSN from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte (2013). 
Lisvel pursued graduate studies at Duke University where she earned her MSN as a Women's Health Nurse Practitioner (2016) and her Post-Graduate Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate (2019). Throughout her career, she has worked in community-based settings as a provider and advocate for the Latinx community. 

Lisvel is also a Margolis Health Policy Fellow at the Duke Margolis Center for Health Policy. She currently serves on the Dean’s Student Advisory Council and as a PhD Student Representative for Duke University School of Nursing. She is a member of the American Nurses Association, the American Association of Nursing Practitioners, National Association of Hispanic Nurses, and Sigma Theta Tau International.