As Assistant Professor (Clinical) and Specialty Coordinator for the Adult Gerontology-Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, Cynthera McNeill’s work at Wayne State’s College of Nursing has been dedicated to educating Detroiters – especially adolescents – about health risks and making wise decisions. She is currently a health care provider at a federally licensed health center in Detroit, serving the uninsured/lowly insured patient population. McNeill’s primary focus as a nurse practitioner has been in the area of primary care and chronic disease management for adults, with an emphasis on health promotion and disease prevention. Her research interests include the use of evidence-based and culturally sensitive interventions to reduce health disparities among at-risk populations, such as African Americans and geriatric health.
“I believe my foundation gives me the perspective I need to reach members of my resilient community and gives me insight into how to overcome health barriers and disparities. Because I couldn’t have been so successful without the support of my community along the way, I feel obligated, humbled, and blessed to make a difference here. — Cynthera McNeill, [email protected], June 2017
His areas of expertise include:
- Promoting adolescent health
- Adult/Geriatric Health Promotion
- Implementation of evidence-based practices
- HIV prevention
- Adolescent reproductive/sexual health
- Adult-Geriatric Primary Care
- Internal Medicine
McNeill’s current research focuses on the development and evaluation of the teen pregnancy prevention program Barbies to Birth Control (B2B): A New Approach to Sex Education and Teen Pregnancy Prevention.
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