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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 19 years, Diana Baptiste specializes in cardiovascular health care and prevention in underserved populations. Her research and scholarship are focused on improving self-care behaviors among adults living with cardiovascular disease. She has presented nationally and internationally, and has published peer-reviewed papers in areas of heart failure, nursing education, and cultural humility. She is core faculty for the Center for Cardiovascular and Chronic Care, guiding dissemination of cardiovascular research for doctoral students, faculty, and international collaborators. Dr. Baptiste teaches in courses across all levels of the pre-licensure nursing program and serves as adviser to students in the DNP and Nurse Educator Certificate online program. She is the immediate past president of the Nu Beta at-Large chapter and currently serves as North America Region 12 coordinator of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society. 

Additional Resources

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  • Publications/Research

    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

    Foronda, C., Baptiste, D., Ousman, K., & Reinholdt, M. (2016). Cultural humility: A concept analysis. Journal of Transcultural Nursing, 27(3) 210-217. doi: 10.1177/1043659615592677.

  • Awards/Honors

    2016 Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality Leadership Academy Fellow, Johns Hopkins Medicine/ Johns Hopkins School of Nursing, Selected Participant

    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