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Dr. Maxine Nunez, Retired Professor of Nursing and Academic Dean at UVI

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Dr. Maxine Nunez, DPH, MPH, MSN, CNE, RN is a retired Professor of Nursing from the University of the Virgin Islands &  former Academic Dean of the St. Thomas Campus. 

Dr. Nunez studied community health/public health administration & research at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health & Hygiene where she earned her doctorate. Research activities include serving as research core director of the EXPORT Exploratory Center from 2004 to 2009 at UVI. 

During that time, Dr. Nunez mentored junior researchers, reviewed research proposals, & designed & conducted her own research study in the area of diabetes self-management in the U.S. Virgin Islands, the first study of its kind in the territory.

Through the research activities of ECHORN (The Eastern Caribbean Health Outcomes Research Network) Dr. Nunez intended to counter the negative impact of the spiraling occurrences of NCDs & their complications.

(ECHORN, a collaborative research study, examines the lifestyles, eating habits, & health behaviors associated with cancer, diabetes, & heart disease in adult men & women living in the Eastern Caribbean. Funded by the National Institute for Minority Health Disparities (NIMHD), ECHORN presents a unique opportunity to identify risk & protective factors for chronic disease in a diverse population over time.)

Footnote: Shirley Lorraine Franks, Nurse, Author of A Foreign Nurse's Guide to America; Nursing Background:  Graduate of the University of the Virgin Islands & University of Phoenix: Nurse author, nurse educator, & entrepreneur.