Dr. Upvall’s research is in global health. She recently co-edited the book “Global Health Nursing: Building and Sustaining Partnerships.” She has also created nursing education programs to make an impact nationally and internationally, including the first BSN program on American Indian lands and first MSN program in Pakistan. Currently, she is facilitating the development of a RN to BSN program in Lebanon and is investigating ways to improve global health education with universities in Vietnam and Uganda. Her current research is studying the perspectives of partnership among nursing leaders and partners from low resource countries. Other research areas of interest include rising levels of obesity and non-communicable diseases worldwide. She is currently a co-investigator on a study evaluating the implementation of evidence-based practice, and is also exploring the use of avatars and virtual scenarios for preparing nurse educators for the classroom.

  • Certificate in Family Nurse Practitioner, Arizona State University
  • PhD, University of Utah
  • MSN, The Pennsylvania State University
  • BSN, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

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