Natalia Andrea Villegas Rodriguez

Associate Professor of Clinical

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Dr. Villegas is a bilingual nurse that holds Bachelor’s degree in Nursing and a Master’s degree in Nursing from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. She completed a PhD in Nursing at the University of Miami. She completed a post-doctoral fellowship at El Centro, Center of Excellence for Health Disparities Research, University of Miami. Also, she is a Registered Nurse, licensed in the State of Florida and an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC). Currently, she works as an Assistant Professor at the School of Nursing and health Studies.

Dr. Villegas is a nurse midwife and has worked as clinical nurse and researcher in various settings. Her research interest lies in women’s health, STI and HIV prevention and the use of technology for prevention. She has demonstrated record of productive participation in HIV prevention projects and has published regularly in HIV prevention and the use of technology. Her doctoral dissertation was focused on developing and Piloting an Internet Based STI and HIV Prevention Intervention among Young Chilean Women between 18 and 24 years old. In addition, she works as a co-investigator and project director in the study SEPA III: The effectiveness trial, a study that targets Hispanic women at risk of acquiring HIV.

Natalia Villegas, PhD, MSN, RN, IBCLC

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