Adriana Perez, PhD, ANP-BC, is from Yuma, AZ and currently works at Arizona State University, College of Nursing & Health Innovation, as Assistant Professor and Southwest Borderlands Scholar. She is also Co-Director of the Hartford Center of Gerontological Nursing Excellence at ASU. Adriana first graduated from Arizona Western College in 1998. She then graduated from ASU’s BSN, MS Adult Nurse Practitioner program, doctoral program, and completed a 2 year postdoc at ASU, so she is a diehard Sun Devil!
She was selected as a 2011-2012 Congressional Fellow, funded by the Health and Aging Policy Fellows Program, supported by the Atlantic Philanthropies and Centers for Disease Control & Prevention.
Dr. Perez has fellowship awards from the John A. Hartford Foundation National Hartford Centers of Gerontological Nursing Excellence for her pre-doctoral and post-doctoral work. Adriana is passionate about healthy aging and caring for a growing diverse older adult population. She was encouraged to become a nurse by her grandmother, who was also a nurse in Mexico.
The American Academy of Nursing's approximately 1,800 Fellows are nursing leaders in education, management, practice and research. They include association executives; university presidents, chancellors and deans; state and federal political appointees; hospital chief executives and vice presidents for nursing; nurse consultants; and researchers and entrepreneurs.
Invitation to Fellowship is more than recognition of one's accomplishments within the nursing profession. Academy Fellows also have a responsibility to contribute their time and energies to the Academy, and to engage with other healt
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