Griselle B. Estrada, PhD, RN, CTN-A

Clinical Assistant Professor

PhD (Nursing): Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA
MSN (Psych-Mental Health Nursing): University of Miami, Miami, FL
BSN: University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras, PR

Contact Info:
Office: 301.15

Work and Education
Dr. Estrada began her journey as a Clinical Assistant Professor at Baylor University’s Louise Herrington School of Nursing in the Fall 2020 semester. She initiated her nursing career in 1985 as a med-surg nurse in Puerto Rico. Years of volunteer service as a ministry leader at her church revealed a critical need for Spanish-speaking mental health professionals. In 1998, she made a career change into psych-mental health nursing and discovered her passion for teaching and raising awareness about mental health and wellbeing.  She comes to Baylor University as an experienced nurse educator and is thrilled to be teaching students in the psych-mental health nursing course for both the Traditional and FastBacc programs. 

Leadership and Awards
Dr. Estrada spearheaded the development of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee at the LHSON and is currently a member.  She is known as a strong student advocate who encourages nursing students in the areas of leadership, professional development, and self-care. Dr. Estrada is a faculty advisor for the LHSON’s Multicultural Student Nurses’ Association. She is actively engaged in the National Association of Hispanic Nurses and chairs the Puerto Rico Ad-Hoc Committee; she serves as Board Member of the local Dallas chapter. Dr. Estrada had the honor of being selected as a Minority Nurse Faculty Scholar by the AACN/Johnson & Johnson Campaign for Nursing’s Future (2017-2019); she is an alumna of SAMHSA’s Minority Fellowship Program at the American Nurses Association (2017-2022).

Articles and Presentations
Dr. Estrada completed a PhD in Nursing with a concentration in transcultural nursing. She is certified by the Transcultural Nursing Society as a Transcultural Nurse-Advanced. Her research interests include culturally congruent, evidence-based interventions that promote mental wellbeing and prevent suicide in Puerto Rican communities. In 2019, she offered a podium presentation at the annual conference of the Transcultural Nursing Society: Cultural Perceptions, Values, and Beliefs About Suicide and Suicide Prevention in the Puerto Rican Community: A Mini-Ethnonursing Study. She has presented at the annual conference of the National Association of Hispanic Nurses on topics such as student success and the barriers and facilitators faced by Latinx nurses obtaining a graduate nursing degree. Click here for publications found on PubMed.

Dr. Estrada is a wife, mother, and believer in God’s faithfulness and love. She is a native Puerto Rican with a heart for serving the Latinx community. She is a Board Member of the Hispanic Wellness Coalition in Ft. Worth and is actively engaged in the church she attends.