Desiree Bertrand

Interim Chair

Desiree Bertrand

Interim Chair

Assistant Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

College of Nursing
Department of Prelicensure Nursing

The Graduate School

Department of The Graduate School

  • EC 5446


  • Ph.D., Nursing Medical University of South Ca, 2017

  • MSN, Nursing Education Midwestern State University, 2002

  • BS, Nursing University of the Virgin Islan, 1995


  • Registered Nurse Certified (RNC) - Maternal Newborn Nursing 2016

  • Collaborative Institutional Training Institute (CITI): Basic/Refresher, Human Subjects Research Certification 2014

  • Registered Nurse: United States Virgin Islands

Awards & Honors

  • American Academy of Nursing Jonas Policy Scholar Cultural Competence and Health Equity Expert Panel, 2022

  • University of the Virgin Islands Service Award 2019

  • University of the Virgin Islands Research Day Best Faculty Poster Award 2018

  • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Future of Nursing Scholar 2014

  • Air Force Longevity Award-Sheppard AFB 2001

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • NURS 9250

    Investigation of Research Prob
  • NURS 8550

    Evidence Based Practice
  • NURS 9051

    DNP Project Inquiry & Change
  • NURS 6700

    Nsg Therap and Prof Nsg


Selected Recent Publications

  • Achieving advance care planning in diverse, underserved populations, 2018
  • Position statement: Policies to support family caregivers., 2018
  • Factors associated with increased risk for lethal violence in intimate partner relationships among ethnically diverse black women, 2014
  • U.S. Virgin Islands Men Talk About Health and Health Concerns, 2014
  • Factors influencing resource use by African American and African Caribbean women disclosing intimate partner violence, 2013

Professional Service

  • Caribbean Exploratory Research Center 6th Annual Health Disparities Institute - 2013

    Role: Committee Chair
  • Caribbean Exploratory Research Center 5th Annual Health Disparities Institute - 2012

    Role: Committee Chair

Public Service

  • A Health Education Toolkit for the US Virgin Islands Community 2012