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Advisory Committee on Minority Health - Committee Members

Veronica Vital, Ph.D., M.S.N., B.S.N, RN

Clinical Assistant Professor
College of Nursing
University of Arizona

Member, Advisory Committee on Minority Health

Dr. Veronica Vital has 20 years of nursing experience in research, pediatrics, women’s health, and community health. She completed her Ph.D. in nursing from the University of Arizona (UA) and received her B.S.N. in 1998 and M.S.N. in 2005 from Arizona State University (ASU). Dr. Vital is currently a Clinical Assistant Professor at UA College of Nursing and was an instrumental member in the strategic development of a Hispanic Concentration at Chamberlain University.

Dr. Vital is an advocate of volunteerism and is engaged in national and local efforts. She currently serves on the National Board of Directors of the National Association of Hispanic Nurses (NAHN) as the Chair of the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion committee and Chair of the Bylaws committee; she is the Immediate Past President of the NAHN, Phoenix Chapter.

Dr. Vital also serves on several local advisory boards and is passionate about reducing health disparities. She has successfully led NAHN national initiatives for the Phoenix Chapter (National Institutes of Health All of Us grant, Pfizer initiative increasing awareness of adult vaccines, Muevete USA™ Project addressing childhood obesity, Science Education Partnership Award educating youth about nursing as a career choice, and Mentorship Academy establishing and maintaining a formal mentoring process that advances the Hispanic nurses’ education and careers). She is actively engaged in health events providing services and education for the homeless population, immigrants, and the uninsured/underserved populations, especially the Latino community.

Dr. Vital was the coordinator of an ASU grant that recruited 667 Latinos for a research registry and biorepository to examine cardiometabolic disease risk. She is a graduate of Valle del Sol’s Hispanic Leadership Institute; recognized as an Achieving My Purpose: Celebration of Women 2018 Honoree; and the recipient of the Profiles of Success 2014 Latino Excellence in Health & Sciences Award, 2016 Ansel H.E.R.O. Award, and the R.A.I.N. Beatrice Castiglia-Catullo Founder’s Award Honoring Women of Influence. Dr. Vital was nominated for March of Dimes 2017 Nurse of the Year and was a candidate for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society 2016 Man & Woman of the Year title.

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