Edilma L Yearwood


Associate Professor
Interim Chair, Department of Professional Nursing Practice


School of Nursing and Health Studies (SNHS)


Dr. Yearwood is a qualitative researcher who uses ethnographic and grounded theory methodology in her work. She completed an NINR funded study on the ‘Cultural meaning of parent-child communication behaviors’, a CMS funded study looking at EPSDT youth with mental health disorders who are transitioning to adult services and an O'Neill Institute funded study on Partnering with Latino Youth to Develop Health Messages. Her research interests include immigrant child, adolescent and family mental health, mood dysregulation and youth empowerment