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 mainly primary care and community nursing. He has always had interest in chronic illness, vulnerable populations, discrimination, medicalization, humanized care and teaching innovation. Since 2010 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 of an ongoing study at Hospital Regional de Lambayeque (Chiclayo-Peru) focused on 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 2016, he spent six months in Houston, Texas, at Texas Woman’s University as a visiting scholar under the supervision of Dr. Joan E. Edwards. Juan is currently 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.
Dr. Leyva-Moral has recently initiated a series of collaboration with Peruvian universities in order to consolidate Evidence Based Practice among both faculty, students and clinical nurses. He was recently named chief of the Grupo Interdisciplinar para el Avance de las Ciencias de la Salud (GIACS) at Universidad Señor de Sipan, Chiclayo (Peru). GIACS is a multidisciplanary research team focused in developing and implementing evidence in the following áreas: Public Health, Socio-Biomedical Sciences, Patient Safety and Teaching Innovation
Juan Leyva-Moral has taught in different nursing schools since 2005. He now works at Universidad Autonóma de Barcelona (Spain) teaching at both, undergraduate and postgraduate levels. He has directed 9 masters’ dissertations and 3 PhD students while pursuing his Visiting Scholar studies at TWU from April through September, 2016.