University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL, BSN (cum laude), 1985, Transcultural Nursing
University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL, MSN 1988, Adult Health Nursing
University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL, PhD, (McKnight Fellow) 1993, Nursing Science
Oregon Health Sciences University, Postdoctoral Fellow, 1994, Family Nursing
Oregon Health Sciences University, Postdoctoral Fellow, 1995, Gerontological Nursing

Honors & Awards

  • Sally Bates Endowed Chair in Community Nursing and Health Disparities, UCSF School of Nursing, 2016
  • Alumnus of Distinction Award, University of Miami School of Nursing and Health Studies, 2013
  • Fellow, American Academy of Nursing, 2011
  • Fellow, American Heart Association, Council on Cardiovascular Nursing, 2004

Selected Publications

  1. Michalchuk VF, Lee SJ, Waters CM, Hong OS, Fukuoka Y. Systematic Review of the Influence of Physical Work Environment on Office Workers' Physical Activity Behavior. Workplace Health Saf. 2022 Feb; 70(2):97-119.  View on PubMed
  2. Eisenman DP, Wiley DJ, Pollock BH, Rutherford GW, Rimoin AW, Bibbins-Domingo K, Checkoway H, Hurd T, Waters CM, Dawson-Rose C. Recommendations for Demonstrators, Law Enforcement Agencies, and Public Health Agencies for Reducing SARS-CoV-2 Transmission During Civil Protests. Public Health Rep. 2021 05; 136(3):264-268.  View on PubMed
  3. Portacolone E, Palmer NR, Lichtenberg P, Waters CM, Hill CV, Keiser S, Vest L, Maloof M, Tran T, Martinez P, Guerrero J, Johnson JK. Earning the Trust of African American Communities to Increase Representation in Dementia Research. Ethn Dis. 2020; 30(Suppl 2):719-734.  View on PubMed
  4. Alkaid Albqoor M, Chen JL, Weiss S, Waters C, Choi JW. Serious psychological distress: A national study of Middle Eastern immigrants. J Psychiatr Ment Health Nurs. 2021 Apr; 28(2):163-173.  View on PubMed
  5. Lommel LL, Thompson L, Chen JL, Waters C, Carrico A. Acculturation, Inflammation, and Self-rated Health in Mexican American Immigrants. J Immigr Minor Health. 2019 Oct; 21(5):1052-1060.  View on PubMed
  6. Alkaid Albqoor M, Chen JL, Weiss S, Waters C, Choi J. Systematic review: Self-rated health of Arab immigrants in the United States. Public Health Nurs. 2019 09; 36(5):623-630.  View on PubMed
  7. Noya CE, Chesla C, Waters C, Alkon A. Shared Medical Appointments: An Innovative Model to Reduce Health Disparities Among Latinxs With Type-2 Diabetes. West J Nurs Res. 2020 02; 42(2):117-124.  View on PubMed
  8. Tierney M, Melino K, Adeniji A, Shumway M, Allen IE, Waters CM. Two Different Buprenorphine Treatment Settings With Similar Retention Rates: Implications for Expanding Access to Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder. J Am Psychiatr Nurses Assoc. 2019 Jul/Aug; 25(4):305-313.  View on PubMed
  9. Nation A, Waters CM, Dawson-Rose C. Experiences and Perceptions of Black Men Who Have Sex with Men About Acquiring HIV: A Qualitative Narrative Perspective. J Assoc Nurses AIDS Care. 2018 Sep - Oct; 29(5):737-748.  View on PubMed
  10. Alduraidi H, Waters CM. Depression, Perceived Health, and Right-of-Return Hopefulness of Palestinian Refugees. J Nurs Scholarsh. 2018 03; 50(2):163-171.  View on PubMed
  11. Pitthayapong S, Thiangtam W, Powwattana A, Leelacharas S, Waters CM. A Community Based Program for Family Caregivers for Post Stroke Survivors in Thailand. Asian Nurs Res (Korean Soc Nurs Sci). 2017 Jun; 11(2):150-157.  View on PubMed
  12. Alduraidi H, Waters CM. Health-related quality of life of Palestinian refugees inside and outside camps in Jordan. Nurs Outlook. 2017 Jul - Aug; 65(4):436-443.  View on PubMed
  13. Bayog MLG, Waters CM. Nativity, Chronic Health Conditions, and Health Behaviors in Filipino Americans. J Transcult Nurs. 2018 05; 29(3):249-257.  View on PubMed
  14. Asiodu IV, Waters CM, Dailey DE, Lyndon A. Infant Feeding Decision-Making and the Influences of Social Support Persons Among First-Time African American Mothers. Matern Child Health J. 2017 04; 21(4):863-872.  View on PubMed
  15. Bayog ML, Waters CM. Cardiometabolic risks, lifestyle health behaviors and heart disease in Filipino Americans. Eur J Cardiovasc Nurs. 2017 Aug; 16(6):522-529.  View on PubMed
  16. Hatzfeld JJ, Nelson MS, Waters CM, Jennings BM. Factors influencing health behaviors among active duty Air Force personnel. Nurs Outlook. 2016 Sep-Oct; 64(5):440-9.  View on PubMed
  17. Asiodu IV, Waters CM, Dailey DE, Lee KA, Lyndon A. Breastfeeding and use of social media among first-time African American mothers. J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs. 2015 Mar-Apr; 44(2):268-78.  View on PubMed
  18. Baird PA, Holzemer W, Waters C. Colon cancer screening: Provider ordering-patient refusal. 2014.  View on PubMed
  19. Waters CM. Taking action influencing policy through an appointment to the San Francisco Health Commission. In D. Mason, F. Outlaw, D. Gardner, & E. O’Grady (Eds), Policy and politics in nursing and health care. 2014.  View on PubMed
  20. MacIntyre LM, Waters CM, Rankin SH, Schell E, Laviwa J, Luhanga MR. How community trust was gained by an NGO in Malawi, Central Africa, to mitigate the impact of HIV/AIDS. J Transcult Nurs. 2013 Jul; 24(3):263-70.  View on PubMed

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