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Antonia M. Villarruel, PhD, RN FAAN



Antonia Villarruel, PhD, RN, FAAN, is Professor and Margaret Bond Simon Dean of Nursing at the University of Pennsylvania's School of Nursing. Dr. Villarruel has an extensive background in health promotion and health disparities research and practice.

Her research focus has been on health promotion and health disparities underpinned by a community participatory approach. Her current research projects include sexual risk reduction interventions for Latino and Mexican youth; parent-adolescent communication interventions to prevent teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted disease; the use of virtual environments to train community participants to implement evidence-based interventions, and language learning to promote global health competency in undergraduate nurses

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