JHSON Virtual Nursing Grand Rounds - Alumni Community Week: Heterogeneity in Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factor Prevalence Among Ethnic Minority Populations in the United States

Virtual Nursing Grand Rounds


JHSON Virtual Nursing Grand Rounds: Heterogeneity in Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factor Prevalence Among Ethnic Minority Populations in the United States

The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing in partnership with the Johns Hopkins Nurses' Alumni Association will offer a monthly Virtual Nursing Grand Rounds Series, providing an educational program led by top researchers from around the world.

In celebration of Alumni Community Week, we are excited to welcome JHSON alumni Dr. Diana Baptiste, ’13, Dr. Binu Koirala,’19 and PhD candidate Sabrina Elias are collaboration for this grand rounds. Together they will discuss psychosocial, environmental, and social factors impacting cardiovascular risk among ethnic minority groups living in the United States. They will recognize heterogeneity among ethnic minority subgroups and discuss implications for nursing care, and examine the cardiovascular risk factors among ethnic sub-groups.

The Virtual Nursing Grand Rounds Series will offer attendees one free education credit upon completion of a post-event quiz after each session, with the goal of fulfilling the JHSON’s mission of providing lifelong learning for health care professionals within the community. 

 The Virtual Nursing Grand Rounds Series is sponsored by the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing Center for Cardiovascular and Chronic Care, and the Johns Hopkins Nurses' Alumni Association. The Center for Cardiovascular and Chronic Care works to significantly reduce cardiovascular health disparities through community engagement, scientific investigation, education, and policy initiatives. The Johns Hopkins Nurses' Alumni Association builds upon the foundation laid by generations of Hopkins nurses, sponsoring programs, preserving history and connecting alumni. 

ABOUT Diana-Lyn Baptiste

Diana-Lyn Baptiste, DNP ’13, RN, CNE, FAAN is the principal faculty for the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing’s Center for Cardiovascular and Chronic Care, guiding continuing education programs and dissemination of research from students, faculty, and international collaborators. A registered nurse for more than 20 years, Dr. Baptiste specializes in cardiovascular care and prevention. Her sustained scholarship focuses on cardiovascular health across the care continuum for underserved populations, grounded in responding to social justice issues influencing health outcomes. Through funded projects, she has served in the role of principal and co-investigator to advance cardiovascular care and reduce health disparities. Her work in identifying cardiovascular disease risks among Black populations has been nationally recognized through American Heart Association. She has published peer-reviewed papers in areas of cardiovascular disease, nursing education, diversity, and cultural humility. Dr. Baptiste is a certified nurse educator whose teaching is grounded in cutting-edge, evidence-based instructional methods with a strong commitment to health equity in practice, research, scholarship, and academic service. Dr. Baptiste received her DNP from the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing in 2013.

ABOUT Dr. Binu Koirala
PhD ’19, MGS, BSN

Binu Koirala, PhD ’19, MGS, BSN researches cardiovascular disease, multi-morbidity, palliative care, and care of patients with chronic and complex disease conditions. Dr. Koirala has currently funded research projects to develop and pilot test disease management interventions for patients living with multi-morbidity, including those with heart failure and COVID-19.  She has also collaborated with global experts to establish sociodemographic and clinical factors influencing heart failure management. She received her MGS degree at Miami University and her BSN at Kathmandu University in Nepal. Dr. Koirala received her PhD at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing in 2019.

ABOUT Sabrina Elias

Sabrina Elias, MSN, RN is a PhD Candidate at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing. A former consultant for the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO), Ms. Eliass research focuses on shared decision making among patients with hypertension. She uses a mixed-methods approach to examine shared decision making from the perspectives of multiethnic patients with hypertension. She received her MSN and BSN at the Ribeirão Preto College of Nursing, University of São Paulo in Brazil.

 Event Date
Thursday, September 29, 2022
Start Time: 11:30am EDT
End Time: 1:00pm EDT

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