Carine Luxama, RN, MSN, ANP-BC, PMHNP-BC, is pursuing her PhD in psychiatric/ mental health nursing at the Boston College Connell School of Nursing in Chestnut Hill Massachusetts. Her areas of interest include: mental health seeking behaviors among Haitian-American adolescents, best practices, effective strategies and interventions to promote and improve access to mental health within minority communities, and the mental health impact of implicit bias among nursing students and faculty of color.
She has over a decade of clinical experience as a nurse practitioner serving the HIV/AIDS population and providing in-home primary care to physical and developmentally disabled clients in the greater Boston area. She has worked in both the outpatient and inpatient settings as a mental health clinician/nurse practitioner providing psychiatric consultations, psychopharmacology and crisis stabilization for individuals with serious mental illness and dual diagnoses.
She is an instructor in the psychiatric/mental health nursing track at the Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions. Her position allows her to engage, empower, and encourage future scholars to continue the important research that addresses the issues facing minority communities.
A native of Haiti, she gives her time, and lends her experience in her works with many nonprofit organizations in providing mental health community education as well as training and support to nurses and medical staff working in rural Haiti.
She is a member of the American Nurses Association, American Psychiatric Nurses Association, the International Society of Psychiatric Mental-Health Nurses, New England Regional Black Nurses Association, Haitian Mental Health Association, and Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing.