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Guillermina Solis

 
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Health Sciences and School of Nursing Building
El Paso Texas, 79968
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Guillermina Solis
Clinical Assistant Professor, School of Nursing - Interdisciplinary Health Sciences

My research aims to serve the Hispanic Older Adult population and their informal caregivers by addressing conditions or problems that influence function and autonomy. I have conducted research in falls injuries and implemented community fall prevention programs with various community partners. I have collaborated with El Paso Fire Department and University Medical Center to examine the prevalence of fall injuries in El Paso region to influence healthcare service coordination.
Hispanics live longer than other ethnic groups, have a high prevalence of multiple chronic illnesses, and higher incidence of Alzheimer’s dementia. I have expanded my research to understand the decision making for end-of-life care for older adults with Alzheimer’s dementia. Such complex topic requires understanding of the disease process and influences of Alzheimer’s dementia on the physical, psychosocial, behavioral aspects on a person’s live.
I am an experienced nurse practitioner with access to a large patient population and many community partners. I welcome interdisciplinary research members outside of health services who are interested in bringing technology for patient and caregiver support.

KEYWORDS

  1. Alzheimer's dementia
  2. Chronic diseases
  3. End-of-Life decision making
  4. Falls and injuries in older adults
  5. Geriatric health
  6. Interdisciplinary research.

UTEP STRATEGIC AREAS

  1. Health & Biomedical Sciences and Engineering
  2. Cross-cutting: U.S. –Mexico and Latin America: Social and Behavioral Issues
  3. Other