Dr. Laura Dean Albuja

Dr. Laura Dean Albuja

Dr. Laura Dean Albuja received her Associate in Science of Nursing from Miami Dade College. She then went on to pursue her Master of Science in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner track from University of Miami and also obtained her Doctorate of Nursing Practice from University of Miami. Prior to nursing, Dr. Albuja received her Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and Latin American, Caribbean, and Iberians Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She also received a Master of Science in Elementary Education from the University of Miami.

As a nurse practitioner, Dr. Albuja has experience in maternal child health, currently working in pediatrics on a Mobile Clinic and also in a School Health Initiative. She also worked in an OBGYN practice previously.

Dr. Albuja's areas of research interest are maternal obesity, pediatric obesity, and implementing health and wellness in the maternal and pediatric population. Her recent publications include “Women's and Healthcare Workers' Beliefs and Experiences Surrounding Abortion: The Case of Haiti” in the Journal of Nursing Scholarship, “The Keys to Success in Doctoral Studies: Pre-Immersion Course” in the Journal of Professional Nursing, and “Maternal-Child Health Needs Assessment in Haiti” in the Journal of Applied Science and Technology.