Teri G. LindgrenTeri G. Lindgren, PhD, RN, FAAN
Assistant Professor & Specialty Director - Community Health Program
Division of Nursing Science
(973) 353-1941
973-353-1277 (fax)


Dr. Lindgren's seminal contributions to nursing and health care are in the areas of global health, community health and HIV research.  Her global work emerged from personal, professional and academic experiences that include living, studying and working in Africa and Asia. Throughout her career, she has focused on vulnerable populations, including refugees, immigrants and most recently, people living with HIV (PLWH).  She led a pioneering initiative linking faith-based organizations and nursing research to enhance the empowerment of Afghan refugee women in California and HIV prevention and care in Malawi, Southern Africa.  Using her experience of working in Muslim countries/communities, she has forged trusting partnerships with Malawi and Afghan Muslims to develop religiously and culturally acceptable programs to address their perceived needs.

She also collaborated on a USAID grant for nurse capacity building in Malawi.  As an investigator/collaborator with the International Nursing Network for HIV/AIDS, she has participated in three multi-national studies exploring HIV symptom management, health literacy and is currently involved in developing an activity based intervention to reduce hypertension and diabetes in PLWH.  Through her research, she has become an expert at the crossroads of faith, HIV and nursing and continues to seek to harness the power and influence of faith-based leaders, both Muslim and Christian, to increase HIV testing and treatment . She also has extended nursing’s reach into interdisciplinary programs, forging new avenues for health policy leadership nationally and globally. 


PhD:  University of California-San Francisco, School of Nursing
MPH:  University of Hawaii, School of Public Health
MS:  University of Hawaii
BSN:  University of Washington
BA:  University of Washington

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Dr. Teri Lindgren's research interests include cultural diversity, health disparities, immigrant/refugee health, primary health care, community participation, women’s health, global health issues, HIV/AIDS, volunteering, qualitative research methodologies.

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