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Juan M. Leyva-Moral, PhD, MSN, RN

Juan Leyva-Moral comes to Texas Woman’s University from Barcelona, Spain.  He received his initial nursing degree in 2001 at Escola d’Infermeria Santa Madrona in Barcelona (Spain). In 2004, he won one of Spain’s five nationwide scholarships to get postgraduate studies.  His Master in Nursing Science was obtained in 2005 from the University of Edinburgh (United Kingdom). In 2002, he got an HIV Nursing Care postgraduate certification and, in 2003, another another postgraduate certification in Diabetes Care. In 2010, he received his PhD with honors from Universidad Europea de Madrid (Spain).

Dr. Leyva-Moral’s work experience includes ICU nursing, primary care and community nursing.   He has always had interest in chronic illness, vulnerable populations, discrimination, medicalization, humanized care and teaching innovation. During the past three years, his area of research has focused around HIV/AIDS nursing care. He is the principal investigator, with the collaboration of researchers from the USA, Peru and Spain.  An ongoing study of Juan’s at Hospital Regional de Lambayeque (Chiclayo-Peru) includes research of antiretroviral adherence rates and the sociodemographic characteristics of people living with HIV receiving care in Lambayeque.

Juan’s current mixed methods research study is focused on understanding reproductive decision-making in Latina women living with HIV in Houston, Texas, under the supervision of Dr. Joan E. Edwards from Texas Woman's University. Juan is also facilitating a series of reviews to help understand the barriers and facilitators to pregnancy in women living with HIV, both in the US and worldwide. Juan has written several articles in Spanish nursing journals and some articles in international journals. He has also presented oral presentations and posters in numerous national and international scientific meetings and congresses.

Juan Leyva-Moral has taught in different nursing schools since 2005. He now works at Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona (Spain) teaching at both, undergraduate and postgraduate levels. He has directed 7 masters’ dissertations and is now in charge of 3 PhD students while pursuing his Visiting Scholar studies at TWU from April through September, 2016.

Visiting Professor - Vung Nguyen, RN, MSN 

Mr. Vung Nguyen is from the Binh Duong Medical and Nursing School in the Binh Duong province in Vietnam.  He is a visiting scholar at TWU Houston from January 2015 to April 2015.

Mr. Nguyen’s specialty areas include theory and practice of nursing, medical and surgical nursing, and nutrition and clinical practice in the hospital.  Mr. Nguyen has been teaching nursing for 15 years.



Jun Yang, RN, MS

Jun Yang, RN, MS

Ms. Jun Yang, a Master's prepared nurse from Changsa City, Hunan Province, China, is spending one year as a Visiting Scholar at Texas Woman's University - Houston campus from August 2014 - August 2015. 

Ms Yang is on leave from her position as Head Nurse of the Operating Center at The Third Xiang-Ya Hospital of Central South University, Changsha City, Hunan Province, China. 

Gulten Guvenc, RN, PhD

Gulten Guvenc, RN, PhDGulten Guvenc is a lecturer at the Gulhane Military Medical Academy at the School of Nursing in Etlik Ankara, Turkey. She was a visiting scholar from Aug 30, 2010 through Aug 30, 2011. Read about her visiting scholar experiences and outcomes.


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Haiying Han, MBA, BSN

Haiying HanHaiying Han, MBA, BSN, is a nursing instructor from Zhejiang University City College in Hangzhou, China. She was a visiting scholar at the Houston Center from January to July of 2013. More about “Haiying Han, MBA, BSN”...

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