Marina Magalhães


Fourth-year PhD student Marina Magalhães, BSN, RN, shared a little bit about her time as a Gator Nurse scientist.

What are your research interests?

My research interest is in maternal and newborn care, lactation and health equity, especially among high-risk pregnancies and critically ill infants. These interests further developed during my time working as a bedside nurse in the UF Health NICU.

Why did you choose the UF College of Nursing?

I had an amazing experience at UF as a BSN student and working under the right mentor was important to me. My current dissertation mentor, Leslie Parker, PhD, APRN, NNP-BC, FAAN, was also my BSN honors thesis advisor. I was ecstatic to have her support to continue in her lab as a PhD student.

A fun fact about you?

I have an identical twin sister! Our parents still speak of the wonderful nurses who cared for us in the NICU 26 years ago.