Jonas IV Nurse Leader Scholar Alumni

Elizabeth Holguin, FNP

University of New Mexico

Elizabeth Holguin, MSN, MPH, FNP-BC is newly enrolled as a doctoral student at the University of New Mexico and will pursue a concentration in Health Policy. She received her Master's of Public Health from Tulane University as a Master's International student and served in the Peace Corps in Ethiopia. During her graduate studies, she also implemented an Infection Control Program in a government hospital in Kenema, Sierra Leone, West Africa. She then went on to receive a Master's of Science in Nursing degree from Duke University and became certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner. She was able to combine her passion for Neurosurgery and Public Health by managing a research program dedicated to reducing transport to a level one trauma center and increasing access to specialty care with telemedicine with a focus on mild traumatic brain injuries for Indian Health Service hospitals. Her research interests include increasing access to care, sustainability of care and resources, vulnerable and marginalized populations both locally and internationally, and traumatic brain injury.