Dany Fanfan

Dany Fanfan, PhD, MSN, RN

Research Assistant Professor

Department: Biobehavioral Nursing Science
Business Phone: (352) 273-6370
Business Email: dfanfan@ufl.edu

About Dany Fanfan

Teaching

Dr. Fanfan’s teaching responsibilities are focused on the undergraduate BSN program and the DNP program as well as mentoring undergraduate and graduate nursing students.

Research

Dr. Fanfan engages in multidisciplinary mixed-methods research dedicated to advancing our biobehavioral, cultural, and psychosocial understanding of mental health, stress, and distress symptoms among ethnic-minority and underrepresented populations. Throughout her career, she has examined the link between immigration-related factors (e.g., acculturation, migration-related stress) and mental/behavioral health outcomes among Latino and Haitian immigrants. Her post-doctoral fellowship focused on expanding her work with underrepresented populations to include Latino/Haitian rural migrant farmworkers and LGBTQ+ individuals and applying advanced research methods like community-based participatory research, social network analysis, and participatory geographical information system to examine mental and behavioral health.

Service

Dr. Fanfan is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, Southern Nursing Research Society (SNRS), Haitian Studies Association, UF Postdoctoral Affairs Advisory Committee, and Edward A. Bouchet Honor Society. She presently serves as Co-Chair for the SNRS Minority Health RIG and leads a weekly writing support group at the college of nursing.

Teaching Profile

Courses Taught
2021
NGR6638 Health Promotion

Research Profile

Expertise in ethnic-minority immigrant health disparities research, mental health/well-being, distress symptoms, immigration-related stress/stressors

Publications

2021
A Review of Psychosocial Protective and Risk Factors for the Mental Well-Being of Rural LGBTQ+ Adolescents
Youth & Society. [DOI] 10.1177/0044118×211035944.
2021
Navigating Disconnected Social Circles: Experiences and Personal Networks of Latino/a Adolescents in the U.S. Rural South
Youth & Society. [DOI] 10.1177/0044118×211059206.
2020
Comparative analysis of COVID-19 guidelines from six countries: a qualitative study on the US, China, South Korea, the UK, Brazil, and Haiti.
BMC public health. 20(1) [DOI] 10.1186/s12889-020-09924-7. [PMID] 33272250.
2020
Social-ecological correlates of acculturative stress among Latina/o and Black Caribbean immigrants in the United States: A scoping review
International Journal of Intercultural Relations. 79(November 2020):211-226 [DOI] https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijintrel.2020.09.004.
2020
Stress and depression in the context of migration among Haitians in the United States.
Health & social care in the community. 28(5):1795-1806 [DOI] 10.1111/hsc.13006. [PMID] 32323900.
2012
A biobehavioral approach to understanding obesity and the development of obesogenic illnesses among Latino immigrants in the United States.
Biological research for nursing. 14(4):364-74 [PMID] 22923710.

Education

Post-Doctoral Fellowship
2019-2021 · University of Florida
Ph.D. in Nursing Science
2018 · University of South Florida
Master of Science in Nursing- Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nursing
2015 · University of South Florida
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
2012 · Florida International University

Contact Details

Phones:
Business:
(352) 273-6370
Emails:
Business:
dfanfan@ufl.edu
Addresses:
Business Mailing:
PO Box 100197
GAINESVILLE FL 32610