Eugenia Millender, Ph.D., PMH-APRN, CDE, FAAN
Eugenia Millender, Ph.D., PMH-APRN, CDE, FAAN, is an indigenous (Guna) Afro-Latina nurse scientist from the Republic of Panama. Dr. Eugenia Millender has dedicated her career to increasing access to early-quality mental health screening and treatment. Dr. Eugenia Millender is the Co-Founder and Co-Director of the Center of Population Sciences for Health Equity and an Associate Professor at Florida State University College of Nursing, Tallahassee, U.S.A. Her program of research is to investigate ways to reduce mental health disparities by exploring how socio-cultural stressors and trauma influence transgenerational psychological and co-occurring physical illness through gene-environment interaction among vulnerable, underserved, and marginalized populations. In addition, in 2014, she founded the Florida Atlantic University Christine E. College of Nursing Nurse-led community health center in West Palm Beach, Florida, dedicated to increasing access to quality and culturally sensitive integrated care for underserved populations.
Dr. Millender currently serves on several national boards and leadership positions, such as the American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA) board as Member-At-Large. She is also a Global Alliance for Behavioral Health and Social Justice Global Mental Health Task Force member to promote social justice and human rights and reduce behavioral health disparities.