Diana Baptiste, DNP, MSN, RN
A registered nurse for more than 20 years, Diana Baptiste specializes in cardiovascular care and prevention. Her sustained scholarship focuses on the discipline of cardiovascular health across the care continuum, in particular, for underserved populations; grounded in responding to social justice issues influencing health outcomes. Additionally, she has presented nationally and internationally, and has published peer-reviewed papers in areas of cardiovascular disease, cultural humility, health equity and diversity, and more recently on COVID-19. Dr. Baptiste is the core faculty for the School of Nursing’s Center for Cardiovascular and Chronic Care, guiding continuing education programs and dissemination of research from students, faculty, and international collaborators. Dr. Baptiste demonstrates influential leadership in several professional organizations including the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing and is the current president of the Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association’s Maryland Chapter.
Below are selected resources. For more information, please see full CV.
Thorpe-Williams, J., Baptiste, D., Jarboe-Costello, J.E., &. Kozachik, S.L. (2021) Implementation of an enhanced discharge teaching protocol to reduce 30-day hospital readmissions in adults diagnosed with Sickle Cell Disease. Journal of Nursing Education and Practice. 11(6), 60-66. DOI: https://doi.org/10.5430/jnep.v11n6p60
Baptiste, D. , Turkson-Ocran, R. A., Dennison Himmelfarb, C. R., & Han, H. R. Commodore-Mensah, Y. (2021). Social Determinants of Emergency Department Visits among Persons diagnosed with Coronary Heart Disease and Stroke: An Analysis of the 2010-2018 National Health Interview Surveys. Ethnicity & Disease. 31(1), 41-46.
Baptiste, D., Whalen, M., Gardner, H., Waweru, M., & Maliszewski, B. (2020). Implementation of the Epic Rover App® to Improve Barcode-Assisted Medication Administration Compliance among Nurses in the Adult Emergency Department. Journal of Informatics Nursing, 5(4), 22-25.
Awoke, M., Baptiste, D., Davidson, P.M., & Himmelfarb., C. (2019) A Feasibility Study to Examine a Nurse-led Education Program to Improve Knowledge, Self-Care, and Reduce 30-day Readmissions among Individuals with Heart Failure. Contemporary Nurse.
Baptiste, D. (2018). Who you are and where you live can determine how long you live: What nurses need to know about cardiovascular disease among low‐income urban‐dwelling minority communities. Journal of clinical nursing. doi: 10.1111/jocn.14486.
Baptiste. D., Hamilton, J.B., Foronda, C., Sloand, E., Fahlberg, B., Pfaff, T., Delva, S., & Davidson, P.M. (2018). Hypertension among adults living in Haiti: an integrative review. Journal of Clinical Nursing. 00 (1), 1-10. DOI: 10.1111/jocn.14320
Baptiste, D. Davidson, P. M., Groff Paris, L., Becker, K., Magloire, T., & Taylor, L. (2016). Feasibility study of a nurse-led heart failure education program. Contemporary Nurse. 52(4), 499-510. doi:10.1080/10376178.2016.1229577
2020 Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing
2020 Outstanding Nurse Leader, Dean’s Award – Johns Hopkins School of Nursing, Alumni Association
2020 Best Abstract Award – American Heart Association: Cardiovascular and Stroke Nursing Council
2019 SONie Award: Best Social Media Presence, Johns Hopkins School of Nursing
2019 A Human Factors and Systems Engineering Approach for Understanding the Diagnostic Process and Associated Safety Hazards in the Emergency Department, Invited Advisory Board Member
2019 Towards an Ethical Practice in Healthcare, Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of BioEthics, Selected
2016 Sigma Theta Tau International Leadership Connection: Influencing Change through Leadership, Indianapolis, Indiana, Selected Career Advisor
2015 Best Abstract Award–International Network for Doctoral Education in Nursing, 2nd Place
2015 Discovering Leadership for the Future: An Academic Leadership Academy, Johns Hopkins School of Nursing, Selected Participant
2015 Maryland Faculty Academy for Simulation Teaching (MFAST 2.0), Johns Hopkins School of Nursing, Selected Participant
2012 Louise Cavagnaro Endowed Scholarship, Johns Hopkins School of Nursing
2010 Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing
1999 Helene Fuld Health Trust Scholarship, Helene Fuld College of Nursing