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Carmen Portillo, RN, PhD, FAAN

Carmen J. Portillo, RN, PhD, FAAN, is a nurse researcher and professor and vice chair in the Department of Community Health Systems, School of Nursing, at the University of California, San Francisco. Her work has focused on Hispanic health issues such as AIDS and Hispanic women, acculturation effects on health outcomes, community health/home care, and health policy issues for Hispanics. She is currently director of the HIV Advanced Practice Nurse Education Program, co-director of the International Center for HIV/AIDS Research and Clinical Training in Nursing, and director of a pre-service nursing project with the School of Nursing, Muhimbili University College of Health Sciences (Tanzania), a HRSA-sponsored Twinning Center with the American International Health Alliance.

Dr. Portillo is a past member of the San Francisco Ryan White Prevention Council and advisory council member to the National Institutes of Health National Institute of Nursing Research. She served as president of the National Association of Hispanic Nurses, the only national organization representing Hispanic nurses in the country; is a founding member of the National Coalition of Ethnic Minority Nurse Associations, Inc.; and is a member of the American Academy of Nursing. Dr. Portillo serves as a consultant and board member on various regional and national boards dealing with Hispanic health issues and HIV/AIDS.


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