Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing
Judith Aponte is a Hispanic Nurse, Educator, Researcher and Speaker. She is a tenured Associate Professor at Hunter College, School of Nursing, City University of New York. Her research focus is on Hispanics with diabetes. She is a fellow at the Academy of Medicine. She was an awardee and finalist of the 2014 NY/NJ Nursing Excellence in Giving Excellence Meaning award in the category of Advancing and Leading the Profession. She has authored multiple peer-reviewed articles and has received grant funding, to examine diabetes and diabetes-related disparities among Hispanics and interventions that promote optimum health and minimize complications
Diabetes is causing an increase in mortality and morbidity especially among Hispanics and integration of CHWs may improve and reduce diabetes-complications.