Education1969 Catholic University of Puerto Rico, B.S.N.
1976 Texas Woman’s University, M.S.
1997 University of California San Francisco, Ph.D.
Courses TaughtLeadership and Management
Theory Development in Nursing
Career SpecialtiesDr. Warda specializes in culturally competent health care for Latinos,
health disparities and the educational mobility of minority nurses.
Professional and Community Activities:Dr. Warda has extensive experience in health care and academic
administration including positions as dean, associate dean, and vice
president of Nursing Services among others. She has received grants
from the U.S. Department of Education, the National Institute of
Nursing Research, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to
support her work on health disparities. She was appointed to the
National Institutes of Health Adults and Older Adults Scientific Review
Panel from 2003-2007.
She served as vice president of the National Association of Hispanic Nurses from 2004-2006, and as the associate editor for Education for the Hispanic Health Care International Journal
from 2002-2005. Her many appointments as member in state and national
boards of directors has included the Georgia Department of Community
Health’s State Office of Rural Health Advisory Board and the Southwest
Georgia Cancer Coalition.