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Student Profiles

Hussah Bubshait

Third-year PhD student Hussah Bubshait, MSN, RN, shared a little about her time in the program as a nurse researcher and parent to two toddlers. Research Interests: Breastfeeding, Maternal mental health, ‘Kangaroo care,’ (a method of holding a baby that involves skin-to-skin contact), lactation outcomes Mentor: Leslie Parker, PhD, APRN, NNP-BC, FAAN…

Janet Lopez

Janet Lopez, BSN, RN, (PhD 2022), speaks about her journey through the PhD program. A day in the life as a PhD candidate and nurse scientist is challenging. As a first-generation Mexican-American and the first in my family to attend college, the process of integrating myself into an academic culture…

Urszula Snigurska

Third-year PhD student Urszula Snigurska shares her daily routine as a nurse scientist. My life as a Gator Nurse scientist begins with a steady routine. I wake up early in the morning and go to the gym. Exercise gives me the motivation which I need for the rest of the…

Marina Magalhães

PhD student Marina Magalhães, BSN, RN, (PhD 2022) 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…