Center for Urban Youth & Families (CUYF)
Cynthia Guerrero Ayres, PhD., RN
Rutgers School of Nursing, Camden
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Dr. Cynthia Ayres is an Associate Professor at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, School of Nursing, Camden. She holds a PhD and MS from Rutgers College of Nursing-Newark, with a focus in child and adolescent health. She also received her BS from Rutgers College of Nursing-Newark. She has over 15 years of experience teaching in undergraduate and graduate nursing programs. The foundation of her work as a research scientist centers on health promotion and disease prevention activities in adolescents and young adults. She investigates the factors that influence the delivery of clinical preventive services among health care practitioners as well as the factors that influence the health practices of adolescents and young adults. She has been a member of the Editorial Boards for the Journal of Nursing Practice Applications & Reviews of Nursing Research and the Journal of Interprofessional Healthcare and serves on peer review panels for the Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, the American Journal of Managed Care, Journal of Pediatric Nursing, and other publications. She has published in numerous peer reviewed journals and has presented at a number of national and international nursing and interdisciplinary research conferences. In addition, she is member of the NJ Comprehensive Cancer Control Plan Evaluation Committee, and served on several state advisory committees for the NJ Commission on Cancer, including the Nursing Advisory Committee. She was selected in 2014 as a Fellow in the AACN Leadership for Academic Nursing Program and is also currently a Fellow in the National Academies of Practice.
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