Dr. Eugenia Millender
Dr. Eugenia Millender is an Associate Professor at the FSU College of Nursing and the college’s Center for Indigenous Nursing Research for Health Equity. She is also the graduate coordinator for the psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner certificate program. As an indigenous Afro-Caribbean Latina nurse scientist, Dr. Millender’s career has been dedicated to increasing mental health equity for vulnerable and undeserved populations. She explores ways to reduce mental health disparities among indigenous and vulnerable populations that is the result of stress and trauma. She does so by working with community-based organizations and employing her expertise in mood disorders, stress, trauma and substance abuse and how these are expressed through gene-environment interaction.