Eugenia Millender

PhD, RN, MS, PMHNP-BC, CDE
Associate Professor
Eugenia Millender

Contact Information

Office Location
SCN 433
Phone
(850) 644-2854
Fax
(850) 644-7660

EDUCATION:

PhD, Florida Atlantic University
MS, Florida Atlantic University
BSN, Florida Atlantic University
AA, College of Lake County

 

ADDITIONAL EDUCATION/TRAINING:

Genetics Training:  NIH-NINR- the Foundation for Advanced Education in the Sciences Summer Genetic Institute, June 2018

Post Doctoral Fellow, HIV/AIDS and Mental Health, University of Washington, 2018-2020

RO1 Grant Boot Camp:  University Miami, 2016

The Dartmouth Institute Microsystem Academy Coaching program, eCoach-the-Coach:  Dartmouth Institute, 2016

The Dartmouth Institute Microsystem Academy Coaching program, Credentialed Microsystem Coach, Level 1 Share Decision Approach Master Trainer:  Dartmouth Institute, 2016

Share Decision Approach Master Trainer:  AHRQ, 2015

TeamSTEPPS Master Trainer for Primary Care Conducting Research in Difficult Times Collaborating in an Evolving Health Care System:  Duke Medicine, 2015

Big Data in Symptoms Research Methodologies Boot Camp:  NIH-NINR - the Foundation for Advanced Education in the Sciences, 2015 

Pre-Doctoral Fellow SAMHSA/ANA; 2008-2013

Post-Graduate Certificate (Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner) – Rush University; 2011 

 

LICENSE/CERTIFICATION:

Register Nurse
Advance Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner license
DATA 2000 waiver to prescribe Buprenorphine
U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) 
National Provider Identifier
Certified Diabetes Educator 

 

BIOGRAPHY 

Dr. Eugenia Millender currently works at the Florida State University College of Nursing’s Center for Indigenous Nursing Research for Health Equity.  Dr. Millender is a psychiatric nurse practitioner and a doctorally prepared nurse scientist. Her areas of expertise and research focus on mood disorders, stress and trauma and how they are express through gene-environment interaction and how this interaction influences transgenerational mental and physical health disparities including substance abuse among minority and underserved groups. She also works on improving systems of care by integrating primary care and behavioral health in community settings. Dr. Millender has been at the forefront of developing methods for community-engaged translational research to improve health disparities in underserved populations, and build community capacity to deliver culturally suitable, evidence-based behavioral interventions.

 

HONORS and AWARDS

2018    Distinguished Graduate Award, Florida Atlantic University, Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing

2016    Community Leadership Award for Decreasing Health Disparities among Vulnerable Populations Presented by The Northwest Community Consortium, Inc., West Palm Beach, FL

2015    Ending Homelessness Award, The Lord’s Place Annual Breakfast – Out of the Shadows, Presented by The Lord’s Place Homeless Inc., West Palm Beach, FL

2015    Hispanic Women of Distinction, 14th Annual Awards Luncheon – Excellence in Community Service, Presented by Bank of America and Latina Style Magazine

2015    Association of Black Nursing Faculty, Inc., 28th Annual Meeting and Scientific

2015    Conference – Excellence in Community Service and Engagement Award Palm Beach County Alumni Chapter Bethune-Cookman University, 11th Annual HBCU     Scholarship Luncheon - Honoree

2015    National Coalition of 100 Black Women – West Palm Beach Chapter, 2015 HERStory Award Honoree

2013    Selected one of the Most Powerful and Influential Black Professionals in Business and Industry for 2013 by Legacy Palm Beach, Palm Beach Post

2013    Heroes in Medicine, Health Care Provider Hero Category Finalist, Palm Beach County Medical Society

2013    Women of Excellence Award Winner, Health and Wellness Category, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated, West Palm Beach Alumnae Chapter
 

 

SELECT PUBLICATIONS

Millender, E., Valentine, K., Ordonez, M. & Craig-Rodriguez, A. (In Review). From the Margins to the Mainstream: Current Imperatives for Nurse-Managed Health Centers. American Journal of Nursing.

Eggenberger, T., Millender, E., Drowos, J., & Parent, N. (In Review).
Interprofessional Education and Practice Guides: Developing Interprofessional Community- Based Clinical Experience. Journal of Interprofessional Care.

Drowos, J.L., Eggenberger, T., Millender, E. (2016). The Future Health Care Workforce: Interprofessional Education in Community Settings. Journal of Community and Public Health Nursing. 2(3), DOI: 10.4172/jcphn.1000126

Millender, E. & Lowe, J. (2016). Cumulative Trauma among Mayas Living in Southeast Florida. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health. DOI: 10.1007/s10903-015-0337-3

Millender, E., Lowe, J. & Liehr, P. (2015). What’s in a Name? Hispanic Immigrant - Refugee Identity Crisis: Focus on Mayas. AlterNative: An International Journal of Indigenous Peoples, 11(2), 191-198.

Valentine, K, Ordonez, M & Millender, E. (2014). Transforming Practice through Embracing Caring In Nurse-Managed Centers. International Association of Human Caring Journal, 18(3), 52-64.

 

FUNDED GRANTS 

Millender, E.  Indigenous HIV/AIDS and Mental Health Research Training program.  Post-Doctoral Training. R25 program (under PAR-06-494; Award Number: R25MH084565), April 2018 – April 2020, amount: $20,000 (funded). Role: PI

Millender, E. Psychiatric Metal Health Nurse Practitioner Program. Quantum Foundation, 6/10/17 – 8/6/17; $199,160.00 (funded). Role: Program Director

Millender, E. Increasing Access to Diabetes and Cardiovascular Care with Early Screening and Community Collaboration. Florida Department of Health Office of Minority Health; 7/1/17 – 8/6/17; $213,398 (funded). Role: Program Director

Millender, E. FAU Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing – Community Nurse Lead Care. Agency for Health Care Administration Divisions of Health Quality Assurance Community and Primary Care Services; $651,000; 7/1/16-6/30/17 (funded). Role: Program Director.

Millender, E. Utilizing Evidence-base programs to increase health equity for clients living with mental disorders. Quantum Foundation; $85,000; 7/1/16-6/30/17 (funded). Role: Program Director

Millender, E. Increasing Access to Integrated Nurse-Led Primary and Behavioral Care. Farris Foundation; $600,000; 7/1/16-6/30/19 (funded). Role: Program Director. 

Millender, E. FAU Community Health Center grant, 7/1/14-12/30/15; $205,000 by Quantum Foundation; (funded). Role: Program Director

Millender, E. Innovation in Access to Diabetes Care through Interprofessional Collaborative Practice. 7/1/14 – 6/30/17; $1,500,000 by Health Resources and Services Administration; (funded). Role: Program Director

Millender, E. Increasing Access to Diabetes and Cardiovascular Care with Early Screening and Community Collaboration. Florida Department of Health Office of Minority Health; 7/1/14 – 6/30/17; $640,194 (funded). Role: Program Director