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Assistant Professor of Nursing Elected to National Board of Directors

Cristina Dominguez De Quezada, Ph.D., has been elected to the Board of Directors for the National Association of Hispanic Nurses (NAHN). She will serve a two-year term, from 2023-2025.

Cristina Dominguez De Quezada
Cristina Dominguez De Quezada

Dominguez De Quezada, a first-generation Mexican-American and a native of the El Paso-Juárez community, has been an assistant professor in the College of Nursing since 2021. She earned a master’s degree in nursing at UTEP as well as a bachelor’s degree in nursing from New Mexico State University and a doctoral degree in nursing from The University of Texas at Tyler. In her research, she has focused on reducing health disparities commonly seen in the Hispanic community by addressing language incongruence between health care providers and patients living along the U.S.–Mexico border.

“Dr. Dominguez De Quezada’s election to the National Association of Hispanic Nurses’ Board of Directors is a testament to her personal and professional leadership,” said UTEP College of Nursing Dean Leslie Robbins, Ph.D. “Her election to a national organization of this caliber, and one focused on promoting both leadership opportunities for Hispanic nurses and quality health care delivery for Hispanic communities, is a reflection of UTEP’s position as America’s leading Hispanic-serving university.”

Founded in 1975, NAHN has been the nation’s leading professional society for Hispanic nurses. NAHN’s goal is to develop highly qualified Hispanic nurses and advance health in Hispanic communities. To that end, NAHN provides formal and informal mentoring opportunities in addition to its recruitment of Hispanics into the nursing profession. In her newly elected role, Dominguez De Quezada will help set the direction for NAHN and advocate its mission, accomplishments and goals to the public.

“I am honored to have been elected to NAHN’s Board of Directors,” said Dominguez De Quezada. “I look forward to representing El Paso at a national level. Most importantly, I am excited to further serve the Hispanic/Latino community. I am passionate about health equity, and working at a national level will provide the strengthened skillset I need to create long-lasting impact in my home community.”

Last Updated on July 05, 2023 at 12:00 AM | Originally published July 05, 2023

By Mario S. Vazquez UTEP Marketing and Communications