Mental Health Trailblazers: Psychiatric Nurses Speak Up

Dr. Rosa Gonzalez-Guarda

Episode Summary

Turn up the volume on a new episode of “Mental Health Trailblazers, Psychiatric Nurses Speak Up,” where our host Indrias Kassaye will be connecting with Dr. Rosa Gonzalez-Guarda, an Associate Professor at Duke University School of Nursing. At the center of her research and professional career lies a focus on improving the behavioral health and public health of minorities as well as other at-risk communities throughout the world. Understand directly from Dr. Gonzalez-Guarda how her initial community research scaled in focus to international heights to capture engagement and representation of diverse communities. Through her stories, you’ll dive into the “why” behind so many key topics such as health disparities in prominent Latinx as well as black communities and the unforeseen impacts of various types of stress on these communities. Follow along as Indrias and Dr. Gonzalez-Guarda tap into areas such as why the high rates of intimate partner violence within Latino communities has not translated into higher rates of maternal mortality and studies focused on comparing what's happening in the US versus other countries that people migrate to. Within this episode's conversation, you’ll discover the importance of having a strong psychiatric and mental health nurse workforce to combat the above topics, Dr. Gonzalez-Guarda’s role in the 2010 Institute of Medicine Future of Nursing Report, and examples of how her history within the ANA Minority Fellowship Program have influenced her future involvement. Don't miss Dr. Gonzalez-Guarda’s advice on how to best maximize your own experience within the ANA Minority Fellowship Program. To learn more about Dr. Rosa Gonzalez-Guarda, visit