Vivian “Enyo” Dzata

MSN, RN, CPNP

Vivian “Enyo” Dzata, MSN, RN, CPNP, is pursuing a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree with a focus on leadership at Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU), in Portland, OR. The focus of her DNP quality improvement project is to examine the current identification system of children with trauma in the 4J school district. The purpose of the project is to integrate a communication pathway between primary care clinicians and schools to allow for earlier identification of children experiencing trauma. Understanding the prevalence of students experiencing childhood trauma within the 4J school district, particularly in minority students, would help shape the type of education teachers are providing students, the overall school/state curricula and, ideally, result in improving pedagogy and educational policy, particularly for minoritized students in Oregon.

Ms. Dzata is also pursuing a pediatric primary care mental health specialist certification. She spent eight years in pediatric endocrinology and transitioned to pediatric primary care in 2016. She currently works in an underserved area and many of her patients have a developmental, behavioral, or mental health issue or are at risk for developing one or more of these issues.

She received her masters’ degree in nursing from the Yale School of Nursing in 2007.