Jose A. Pares-Avila, DNP, MA, RN, ARNP, LMHC, NP-C, AAHIVS

Jose Agustin Pares-Avila, DNP, MA, RN, ARNP, LMHC, NP-C, AAHIVS
Clinical Assistant Professor
Nurse Practitioner (Harborview Medical Center)
Institutional Representative, Hispanic Serving Health Professions Schools

Research and Clinical:

Research and Clinical Interest: 
Viral hepatitis
Sexual health
Hispanic health
Clinical Expertise: 
  • Adult Nurse Practitioner, AANP
  • HIV Specialist, American Academy of HIV Medicine
  • LGBT, HIV/AIDS, behavioral health, motivational interviewing
Research & Scholarship: 
  • HIV medication adherence
  • Teaching of stigmatized topics in health sciences (LGBT health, HIV/AIDS)
  • Quality improvement
  • Social justice and health equity, intersectionality, HIV disparities in ethnic/racial and sexual minorities
All Funding: 
Funding Source
Novmber 2015-present
Integrated Second Language Learning for Chronic Care: A Model to Improve Primary Care of Hispanics with Diabetes.
NIDKDD (R01 DK104648-01)

Original Articles

Amaro H, Russo NF, Parés-Avila, JA. Contemporary research on Hispanic women: a selected bibliography of the social science literature. Psychology of Women Quarterly. 1987; 11: 523-532.

Jaja, C, Parés-Avila, JA, Wolpin, S, Berry, DL. Usability Evaluation of the Community Use Interactive Personal Patient Profile - Prostate (P4) Decision Support System with African-American Men: A Think Aloud Study. Journal of National Medical Association. 2010; 102 (4): 290-297.

Kurth A, Chun N, Cleland CM, Crespo-Fierro M, ​Pares-Avila J​, Lizcano JA, Norman RG, Shedlin MG, Johnston BE, and Sharp VL. Linguistic and Cultural Adaptation of a Computerized Counseling Program (CARE+ Spanish) to support treatement adherence and risk reduction for PLHA: A randomized cntrol trial. J Med Internet Res 2016: 18 (7):e195. DOI: 10.2196/jmir.5830

Parés-Avila JA, Ackerman-Barger K, Leyva Moran J, & Apesoa-Verano EC. Teaching HIV to a Generation of Healthcare Providers who did not experience HIV/AIDS as a new epidemic. Manuscript in progress.

Parés-Avila JA, Hunt DE, Hammett T, Sifre S, Harrold L,, & Moini S. AIDS prevention among female partners of I.V. drug users in Puerto Rico. Boletín del Centro de Estudios Puertorriqueños. 1994; 6 (1-2): 78-84.

Parés-Avila, JA, Sobralske, M, Katz JR. No Comprendo: The Experiences of Latinos When They Do Not Understand the Health Care System in the United States. Hispanic Health Care International, 2011: 9 (4)): 159-167.

Sobralske M, Parés-Avila J, Katz JR. Patient-Centered Technologies and Spanish-speaking Latinos; Clinical Challenges. Washington State Journal of Public Health Practice. 2010; 3 (1); 58.

Book Chapters

Hunt DE, Hammett T, Smith C, Rhodes W, & Parés-Avila JA. Outreach to sexual partners. In B. Brown & G. Beschner (eds.), Handbook on Risk of AIDS. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press (pp. 464-483)

Parés-Avila JA. Mental Health Roundtable. In O. Martínez-Maza (Ed.), Latinos and AIDS: A National Strategy Symposium. Los Angeles, CA: UCLA Center for Interdisciplinary Research in Immunology and Disease, 1988.

Parés-Avila JA & Montano-López R. Issues in the psychosocial care of Latino gay men with HIV infection. In S. Cadwell, R. Burnham, & M. Forstein (Eds.), Therapists on the Front Line: The Challenge of Psychotherapy with Gay Men in the age of AIDS. Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Press (pp. 339-362), 1994.

Tolliver DE, Parés-Avila JA, Montano-López R, & Carballeira NP. Multicultural issues in treating African Americans and Latinos. In M.D. Knox & C.H. Sparks (Eds.), HIV and Community Mental Health Care. Baltimore, MD: The Johns Hopkins University Press (pp. 231-249), 1998.

Honors and Awards: 
Pride Foundation Scholar
LGBT Health Education and Research Trust (HEART) Scholar
Outstanding Humanitarian Award, University of Washington School of Nursing
Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society
American Psychological Association Minority Fellow
Institution/LocationDegreeAttendedField of Study
University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Adult Nurse Practitioner/Infectious Diseases
University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Adult Nurse Practitioner/Infectious Diseases
University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Boston University, Boston, MA
Clinical-Community Psychology
Saint Vincent College, Latrobe, PA
Psychology and Anthropology