Adeline Nyamathi

Position Title
Distinguished Professor, Sue & Bill Gross School of Nursing
Founding Dean, Sue and Bill Gross School of Nursing (In office 2017-2021)
Adeline Nyamathi

Adeline “Adey” M. Nyamathi, Ph.D., ANP, FAAN, is a prolific researcher dedicated to improving health outcomes for individuals living with or at risk for HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and hepatitis.

Nyamathi is a Distinguished Professor and Founding Dean of the University of California Irvine, Sue & Bill Gross School of Nursing. She has led 32 NIH awards as principal investigator, leading teams in developing effective and state-of-the-art interventions using community-based participatory research methods to address significant health disparities for people experiencing homelessness and incarceration, and those struggling with addiction, stigma, and discrimination. Her findings have clearly demonstrated the positive impact of nurse-led community health models in populations lacking access to healthcare, thus reducing health inequities for those who need it most. She has made a global impact through her pioneering work in India to model the effect of a comprehensive program featuring nutritional supplementation, life sustaining skills, and the co-engagement of nurses, lay village women, and other specialists in providing education and support to women living with HIV/AIDS. Nyamathi is an exceptional leader who has advanced nursing science and public health in the U.S. and abroad.

UC Noyce Initiative project

“Establishing the Foundations of Emotional Intelligence of Care Companion Robots to Mitigate Agitation among High-Risk Dementia Patients via Emphatic Patient-Robot Interactions,” aims to design and validate an emotionally intelligent robot that mitigates agitation among persons experiencing moderate to severe dementia.


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