• Faculty Associate

    Affiliated with:

  • Office: Brookdale Campus, room 430W

  • Office hours:

    Nursing., Public Health Chronic Diseases, Diabetes, Hispanic Health, Health Literacy
  • Phone: 212-481-7568

  • Email: jap@hunter.cuny.edu

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  • Bio:

    Dr. 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 examines diabetes and diabetes-related issues affecting Hispanic subgroups with diabetes, and compares the different Hispanic subgroups. She includes Hispanic nurses and nursing studies on her research team, presents with them on research findings, and includes them on publications emerging from the research. She is a fellow at the Academy of Medicine, sub-committee member for the American Diabetes Association, member of the Council of Business Advisor’s of the National Hispanic Nurses Association, and 1st Vice Chair of the Community Advisory Board of Metropolitan Hospital Center. She was an awardee and finalist of the 2014 NY/NJ Nursing Excellence in Giving Excellence Meaning (GEM) award in the category of Advancing and Leading the Profession. Dr. Aponte has authored multiple peer-reviewed articles and has received funding to examine disparities and understand differences among Hispanic subgroups, in order to develop targeted interventions that promote optimum health and minimize complications. Dr. Aponte’s dedication and commitment to Hispanics and people with diabetes is evident by her involvement in teaching patients as well as nursing students about diabetes, going beyond the walls of the classroom by educating, mentoring and involving them in events related to diabetes as they share their knowledge and educate those at risk or with diabetes.


  • Recent Publications:

    Book Chapters

    Aponte, J., and Holzemer, S. P. (2012). Inquiry and Health Promotion, Health Maintenance, and Health Restoration in the Community. Community Health Nursing: An Alliance for Health. S.P. Holzemer, & M. Klainberg. (2nd ed). Boston: MA: Jones and Bartlett Publishers.

    Rosofsky, A. and Aponte, J. (2014). Asthma and Diabetes Within the Puerto Rican Population. Puerto Ricans At The Dawn Of The New Millennium. E. Melendez, & C. Vargas-Ramos. New York: NY: Centro Press Publisher.

    Journal Articles-Peer Reviewed (*signifies an article written with an undergraduate student;**signifies an article written with a graduate student.)

    Aponte, J., Figueroa, B.N.*, Madera, M.**, Campos-Dominguez, G.*, Panora, E.** & Jaramillo, D.* (2015). Mentoring: Building Research Capacity in Nursing: Hispanic Undergraduate and Graduate Research Assistants. Journal of Nursing Education, 54(6), 328-334.

    Aponte, J., Campos-Dominguez, G.* & Jaramillo, D.* (2015). Understanding Diabetes Alef-Management Behaviors Among Hispanics in New York City. Hispanic Health Care International (HHIC), 13(1), 19-26.

    Aponte, J. & Panora, E.** (2013). Interdisciplinary Diabetes Management: Hybrid Course. Journal of Diabetes & Metabolism, 4(10). doi: 10.4172/2155- 6156.1000316. Retrieved from http://www.omicsonline.org/interdisciplinary- diabetes-management-hybrid-course-2155-6156.1000316.pdf.

    Aponte, J. (2013). Literature review: General Literacy and Health Literacy in Dominicans with Diabetes. Hispanic Health Care International, 11(4), 167-172. Aponte, J. (2013). Prevalence of normoglycemic, prediabetic and diabetic A1c levels. World Journal of Diabetes, 4(6), 349-357.

    Aponte, J., Cruz, H., Arce, S., & Durso, M. (2012). Partnership Among a Faith- Based Organization and Community. Holistic Nursing Practice, 27(3), 162-167.

    Aponte, J. (2012). Cultural Competency in Baccalaureate U.S. Nursing Education: Hybrid course. Holistic Nursing Practice, 26(5), 243-258. Aponte, J. (2012). Diabetes-related Complications and Practices of Foot Inspections: NHANES 2009-2010. Diabetes Research and Clinical Metabolism, 1(1), 1-9. doi: 10.7243/2050-0866-1-6.

    Aponte, J., Boutin-Foster, C., & Alcantara, R. (2012). Knowledge, Perceptions, and Experiences of Dominicans with Diabetes. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health. doi: 10.1007/s10903-012-9630-6.

    Aponte, J. (2012). The Prevalence of Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) and PAD-Risk Factors Among Different Ethnic Groups in the US Population. Journal of Vascular Nursing, 30(2), 37-43.

    Nokes, K., Aponte, J., Nickitas, D., Mahon, P., Rodgers, B., Reyes, N., Chaya, J., & Dornbaum, M. (2012). Teaching homecare electronic documentation skills to undergraduate nursing students. Nursing Education Perspectives, 33(2), 111-115.

    Aponte, J. (2011). The Prevalence of Asymptomatic and Symptomatic Peripheral Arterial Disease and Peripheral Arterial Disease Risk Factors in the US Population. Holistic Nursing Practice, 25(3), 147-161.

    Aponte, J. & Egues, A. (2010). A School of Nursing – Wellness Center Partnership: Creating Collaborative Practice Experiences for Undergraduate U.S. Senior Nursing Students. Holistic Nursing Practice, 24(3), 158-168.

    Aponte, J. (2010). Key elements of large survey data sets. Nursing Economic$, 28(1), 1-10.

    Aponte, J. (2010). Addressing Low-Density Lipoprotein (LDL) in Mexican Americans with Diabetes in the NHANES (1999-2000 and 2001-2002). Holistic Nursing Practice, 24(2), 99-106.

    Aponte, J. (2009). Diabetes-Risk Factors in Mexican Americans with Diabetes. Medsurg Nursing: The Journal of Adult Health, 18(5), 265-301.

    Aponte, J. (2009). Meeting the Linguistic Needs of an Urban Community. Home Healthcare Nurse, 27(5), 1-6.

    Aponte, J. (2009). Diabetes-Related Risk Factors Across Hispanic Subgroups in the HHANES (1982-1984). Public Health Nursing, 26(1), 23-38.

    Aponte, J. (2009). Addressing Cultural Heterogeneity Among Hispanic Subgroups Using Campinha-Bacote’s Model of Cultural Competency. Holistic Nursing Practice, 23(1), 3-12.

    Aponte, J., & Nickitas, D. (2007). Community as Client: Reaching an Underserved Urban Community and Meeting Unmet Primary Health Care Needs. Journal of Community Health Nursing, 24(3), 177-190.

  • Current Projects:

    Funded Grants

    2015 The New York City Macroscope Electronic Health Record Surveillance System: Phase II Evaluation and Diffusion of Innovation, Fund for Public Health in New York; $264,257. (2 Years February 2015-Janaury 2017). The New York City Health Department: Principal Investigator (PI): Katharine H. McVeigh: Co-Principal Investigator (Co-PI): Remle Newton-Dame; Subcontract to City University of New York-Research Foundation; Co-PI: Lorna Thorpe; Nursing Faculty Supervisor: Judith Aponte.

  • Research Areas: Diabetes, Health Literacy, Hispanic Health, Nursing, Public Health Chronic Diseases