I have been a registered nurse for 35 years, and a nurse educator for 17 years. I have practiced nursing in North, Central and South America, the longest period being 8 years in Quito, Ecuador. My first teaching job was community health nursing for BSN-level students at the Catholic University in Quito, in Spanish. I have taught at UT Arlington for 7 years, all in English! I teach quantitative research to masters students, and qualitative methods to PhD students.
My current research is focused on the problem of uncontrolled high blood pressure among Mexican-origin adults who have a diagnosis of hypertension. I hope to do an interventional study that will have an impact on that problem.