Lisvel Alexandra Matos


Lisvel Alexandra Matos, MSN, RN, 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 use, 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.

Ms. Matos earned her Associates Degree in Nursing (ADN) in 2012 from Central Piedmont Community College, in Charlotte, NC. She began her career as a staff RN working with adolescents in a behavioral health facility while earning her Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) as a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner in 2016 and in 2019 her Post-Graduate Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate. Throughout her career, she has worked in community-based settings as a provider and advocate for the Latinx community.

Ms. Matos is also a Margolis Health Policy Fellow at the Duke Margolis Center for Health Policy. She currently serves as a PhD Student Representative for Duke University School of Nursing.

She is a member of the American Nurses Association (ANA), the American Association of Nursing Practitioners (AANP), National Association of Hispanic Nurses (NAHN), and Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI).