Diana Baptiste, DNP, MSN, RN
Specialties and Expertise
- Adult Health
- Public Health
- Social Determinants of Health
A registered nurse for more than 20 years, Diana 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 EPIǀLifestyle council. 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. She is an exemplary integrated scholar who is committed to transforming patient care as well as supporting nurses of the future. Dr. Baptiste 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. Dr. Baptiste also demonstrates influential leadership in several professional organizations including the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing and is a fellow and board member of the Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association.
Below are selected resources. For more information, please see full CV.
Baptiste, D., Turkson-Ocran, R., Ogungbe, O., Koirala, B., Francis, L., Spaulding, E., Dennison Himmelfarb, C. R., Commodore-Mensah, Y. (Accepted). Heterogeneity in cardiovascular disease risk factor prevalence among White, African American, African Immigrant and Afro-Caribbean Adults: Insights from The 2010-2018 National Health Interview Survey. Journal of the American Heart Association.
Ogungbe, O., Turkson-Ocran, R. A., Nkimbeng, M., Cudjoe, J., ., ... & Baptiste, D, Commodore-Mensah, Y. ( 2022). Acculturation and Cardiovascular Risk Screening among African immigrants: The African Immigrant Health Study. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 19(5), 2556; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph19052556
Baptiste, D., Whalen, M., Goodwin, M. (2021). Approaches for establishing and sustaining clinical-academic partnerships: A discursive review. Journal of Clinical Nursing. https://doi.org/10.1111/jocn.15830
Koirala, B., Turkson‐Ocran, R. A., Baptiste, D., Koirala, B., Francis, L., Davidson, P., ... & Commodore‐Mensah, Y. (2021). Heterogeneity of cardiovascular disease risk factors among Asian immigrants: Insights from the 2010 to 2018 National Health Interview Survey. Journal of the American Heart Association, 10 (13), e020408.
Wright, R., Baptiste, D., Booth, A., Addison, A., Abshire, M., Alvarez, D.…Davidson, P., Ramsey, G. (2021). Compelling voices of diversity, equity and inclusion in pre-licensure nursing students: Application of the cultural humility model. Nurse Educator. 1-5. DOI: 10.1097/NNE.0000000000001094
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. (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. 27(19-20), 3441-3442. doi: 10.1111/jocn.14486
2022 Fellow of the Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association, Inducted
2022 Top #15 Best Blogs. The Pulse. Johns Hopkins School of Nursing, Baltimore, MD
2021 Excellence in Teaching Award, Johns Hopkins School of Nursing, Alumni Association
2021 Best Abstract Award-American Heart Association: Cardiovascular and Stroke Nursing Council
2021 The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing Executive Mentorship Program for Nurse Leaders, Selected Mentor
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