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Education and Training
PhD University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL
BSN Pace University, New York, NY
BA Davidson College, Davidson, NC

Adriana Arcia, PhD, RN
Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Research/Clinical Interests
Consumer health informatics, patient education, low health literacy as a health disparity, women’s preferences and decision making about childbirth, normal physiologic childbirth, planned home birth

Psychometrics (including Item Response Theory), structural equation modeling, survey methodology

Selected Publications
Arcia, A. (2013). U.S. nulliparas’ perceptions of roles and of the birth experience as predictors of their childbirth preferences. Midwifery, 29, 885-894. doi: 10.1016.j.midw.2012.10.002
Arcia, A. (in press). Facebook advertisements for inexpensive participant recruitment among women in early pregnancy. Health Education & Behavior. doi: 10.1177/1090198113504414
Arcia, A., Bales, M. E., Brown, W., III, Co, M. C., Jr., Gilmore, M., Lee, Y. J., … Bakken, S. (in press). Method for the development of data visualizations for community members with varying levels of health literacy. AMIA Annual Symposium Proceedings 2013. AMIA Annual Symposium Proceedings, 2013, 51-60. Winner of the Harriet H. Werley Award for paper making the greatest contribution to advancing the field of nursing informatics. Nominee, Distinguished Paper Award.
De Santis, J. P., Arcia, A., Vermeesch, A. L., & Gattamorta, K. A. (2011). Using structural equation modeling to identify predictors of sexual behaviors among Hispanic men who have sex with men. Nursing Clinics of North America, 46, 233-248. doi: 10.1016/j.cnur.2011.02.010
Arcia, A., Ortega, J., Barroso, S., & Peragallo, N. (2011). Nursing and Patient Safety. On behalf of the World Health Organization Collaborating Center for Nursing Human Resources Development and Patient Safety and in collaboration with the Pan American Health Organization and the International Network for Nursing and Patient Safety. Online course available at http://patientsafetycourse.org
Arcia, A. (2009). Physiological birth: A concept analysis. 20th International Nursing Research Congress Focusing on Evidence-Based Practice/Sigma Theta Tau International Proceedings.
McCain, G. C., Loucas, J., Diaz-Pino, L., & Arcia, A. (2009). Feeding preterm infants with bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) post-hospitalization. 20th International Nursing Research Congress Focusing on Evidence-Based Practice/Sigma Theta Tau International Proceedings.
Honors & Awards
2013 Harriet H. Werley Award
2008-2011 University of Miami Fellowship
2006 Academic Achievement Award (Highest GPA), Pace University
2006 Lienhard School of Nursing Advisory Board Scholarship, Pace University
2006 Patricia Mallet Memorial Scholarship, Pace University
2005 Dean’s List, First Honors, Pace University
1993-1997 Myers Burlington Honor Scholar, Davidson College
1993-1997 National Merit Scholar, Davidson College

2013 CUSON Diversity Committee: Co-chair of Recruitment & Enrollment Subcommittee

Professional Memberships
2012-present AMIA
2009-present Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing
2009-present Coalition for Improving Maternity Services
2007-present Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses
2005-2006 National Student Nurses Association

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