Ann-Margaret Dunn Navarra is an Assistant Professor at New York University Rory Meyers College of Nursing.
Dr. Navarra’s is a behavioral scientist with substantive and outstanding contributions to nursing research, and pediatric practice spanning three decades. Her focus on biobehavioral interventions for adolescence/young adults living with HIV/AIDS, funded by NIH, is centered in the use of innovative technology and child development. She is among the first to mobilize peer health coaches using widely available technology (videoconferencing and smart phones) for antiretroviral adherence support in adolescents/young adults living with HIV/AIDS. Implications of her recent qualitative inquiry published in Nursing Research detail a call for providers to consider HIV adherence challenges as part of a symptom cluster, including past and current mental/ behavioral health challenges. The impact of her research extends to pediatric long term care facilities with the development, testing and publication of the first known nursing intensity measure, Nursing-Kids Intensity of Care Survey (N-KICS). Dr. Navarra’s research has served as a platform and “laboratory” for mentoring numerous pre and postdoctoral students’ thereby building capacity in clinical care and HIV/AIDS nursing science. Among past honors, she is the recipient of the Columbia University 2018 Distinguished Alumni Award in Nursing Research. Dr. Navarra is appointed ENRS Chair of Communications with recent completion of two elected terms as Member at Large, Liaison to ENRS Research Interest Groups.
Dr. Navarra received her BSN from the College of New Rochelle and MSN, MPhil and PhD degrees from Columbia University School of Nursing. During her doctoral education and training at Columbia University, Dr. Navarra completed NIH funded pre and post-doctoral traineeships.