Mary Lou de Leon Siantz, Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N.
Public Health Sciences
- Founding Director, Center for Advancing Multicultural Perspectives on Science
As a professor at the School of Nursing, de Leon Siantz teaches, conducts research and mentors students in leadership policy and population health.
Her research most recently focused on the impact of migration on the health and development of Hispanic migrant/immigrant children and families. Her current research, funded through the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health, focuses on the development of educational strengths of Hispanic immigrant adolescents and the promotion of their reproductive awareness.
B.S., Mount St. Mary�s College, Los Angeles, California, 1969
M.A., UCLA, Los Angeles, California, 1971
Ph.D., University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, 1984
Advocates for Child/Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing
Fellow, American Academy of Nursing
National Association of Hispanic Nurses
Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing
Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society
Society for Research in Child Development
Honors and Awards
(1998-present) Who's Who Among Hispanic Americans, 2014
Senior Fellow: Fundaci�n Solaridad Mexicano Americano, Mexico City, 2003
Kathleen Y. Nowik International Fellowship, Georgetown University,
Appreciation, Texas Migrant Council, Indiana Migrant Head Start, 1998
Patricia Roberts Harris Distinguished Lecture, San Diego State University, 1994
Valedictorian for Graduate Class, UCLA, School of Nursing, 1971
Select Recent Publications
Siantz, ML. (February, 2009), Pre-Conceptual Health, Healthy in Philadelphia, Office of Minority Health Leadership Summit, Washington, D.C., 2009 (invited)
Siantz, ML, & Meghani, S. (November, 2008) Nursing and 21st Century Pediatric Immigrant Health Policy, XII Nursing Research Colloquium, Quito Ecuador, Pan American Health Organization, WHO.
Siantz, M.L, Hamilton, K, & Lewis, J. (September, 2008), Developing Minority Health Policy Leaders, National Association of Medical Educators, Washington, D.C.
Siantz, M.L. & Meghani, S. (March, 2008) Leadership Education and Policy Development, National Coalition of Ethnic Minority Nurse Associations, San Diego California, March, 2008.
Siantz, de Leon., M.L. (October, 1, 2012) Adolescent Reproductive Health: 21st Century Challenge, Invited paper, Binational Health Conference, Oaxaca, Mexico
Siantz, de Leon, M.L., Gonzalez, M., Portales, I. (July 2010) Latino Pre-Conceptual Health, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing & HHS Office of Minority Health Resource Center, National Association of Hispanic Nurses Annual Conference, Washington, D.C.
Siantz, de Leon M.L. & Goncalvo, M. (March 2010) Leadership Education and policy development for health equity: Project L.E.A.P. National Hispanic Medical Association Annual Conference, Washington, D.C.
Siantz de Leon M.L. & Lucero, R. (March 2010) Who will care for us, American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education, Costa Mesa, CA.