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Diana Baptiste, DNP, MSN, RN

Assistant Professor
Diana Baptiste
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Specialties and Expertise

  • Adult Health
  • Cardiovascular
  • Disparities
  • Emergency
  • Public Health


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.

Additional Resources

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  • Publications/Research

    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:

    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

  • Awards/Honors

    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