PhD, MSN, RN
Griselle B. Estrada, PhD, MSN, RN, is a wife, mother, psychiatric-mental health nurse, and nurse educator. She is a Clinical Assistant Professor at Baylor University’s Louise Herrington School of Nursing. Her dissertations research to complete a PhD in Nursing, concentrated on Transcultural Nursing at Duquesne University, in Pittsburgh, PA. Her research interests include culturally congruent evidence-based interventions that promote mental wellbeing and prevent suicide in Puerto Rican communities.
Ms. Estrada obtained a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Puerto Rico. She initiated her career as a medical-surgical nurse in Puerto Rico before moving to the United States. Years of volunteer service as a ministry leader in the faith community helped her to identify a need for Spanish-speaking mental health professionals. She chose to switch her career path, received a Master of Science in Nursing at the University of Miami, and became a psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner. In 2006, Ms. Estrada discovered her passion for teaching and transitioned into full-time nursing education.
Ms. Estrada is thrilled to be part of the SAMHSA MFP/ANA family! “Being appointed as a SAMHSA MFP/ANA Fellow has facilitated incredible opportunities for mentoring, networking, support, and training; all have contributed to her professional development as a Hispanic nurse leader.”