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. Nation A, Dawson-Rose C, Waters C. Substance use experiences of HIV-positive and HIV-negative black, non-hispanic men who have sex with men (msm) ages 18-34 in the Bay Area: A qualitative narrative perspective. J Ethn Subst Abuse. 2022 Jun 29; 1-16.  View on PubMed
  2. McCauley LA, Waters CM, Monsen KA. Nursing and Public Health Special Issue. Am J Public Health. 2022 06; 112(S3):S215-S217.  View on PubMed
  3. Monsen KA, Waters CM, McCauley LA. Public Health Nurses: The Most Essential Single Factor. Am J Public Health. 2022 06; 112(S3):S213.  View on PubMed
  4. Waters CM. Public Health Nursing's Impact on Strengthening Community Resilience. Am J Public Health. 2022 06; 112(S3):S224-S225.  View on PubMed
  5. Waters CM. Public Health Nursing: Difference Is Power Mural. Am J Public Health. 2022 06; 112(S3):S268.  View on PubMed
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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

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