Dr. Baptiste is a cardiovascular nurse, educator, and leader who has made significant and sustainable contributions to nursing education, practice, and scholarship, focusing on improving cardiovascular health outcomes among underserved populations. Her work in identifying cardiovascular disease risks among Black populations has been nationally recognized. She is the current Editor-in-Chief of Nursing Open and has published peer-reviewed papers in areas of cardiovascular disease, nursing education, diversity, and cultural humility. Dr. Baptiste is an Associate Professor and certified nurse educator whose teaching is grounded in cutting-edge, evidence-based instructional methods with a strong commitment to health equity in practice, research, scholarship, and academic service. She is the principal faculty for the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing’s Center for Cardiovascular and Chronic Care, guiding the dissemination of cardiovascular research for doctoral students, faculty, and international collaborators.
Through her scholarship and service, she has directly impacted cardiovascular care and increased continuing education and research dissemination opportunities for nurses in academia and clinical practice.