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Marife Aczon-Armstrong, PhD

Assistant Professor

Dr. Marife C. Aczon-Armstrong is an expert in case management and international medical mission service learning. As a nationally board-certified registered nurse case manager, she has successful efforts in optimizing the health and well-being of the ethnic minority population she served in Hawaii. She is a strong advocate of the holistic view of mind, body, and spirit in patient care.

Dr. Aczon-Armstrong is the Founder and President of the Asian American Pacific Islander Nurses Association of Nevada (AAPINA of NV). Appointed by the F. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board and the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the United States Department of State as a Fulbright Senior Specialist for five years, Dr. Aczon-Armstrong completed the grant program in 2014 and 2016. She has been a visiting Professor during the summer at Uganda Christian University in Mukono’s Master of Nursing Science Nurse Education track since 2014 to present. She hosts a radio show, “Healthy Monday with AAPINA of NV” airing every Monday at 7 pm on PHLV Radio in Las Vegas, Nevada and beyond.

As an Alumna Nurse Scholar at Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration’s Minority Fellowship Program at the American Nurses Association (SAMHSA MFP at ANA), her extensive background in mental health: depression, substance use, chronic illnesses among the Asian/Pacific Islander population has been the focus of her research and educational endeavors. She served as a National Advisory Committee member for SAMHSA MFP in 2016 to 2018. Her passion for diversity, inclusion, and equality continues as a Diversity Inclusion Advisory Council member at Roseman University of Health Sciences.