PhD Prepared Faculty

Maithe Enriquez


  • Adjunct Professor

Faculty Mentoring Status / Research & Teaching Emphasis Areas


Dr. Enriquez focuses on enhancing chronic disease health outcomes, particularly among people failing HIV treatment due to non-adherence. She strives to develop practical interventions that can help vulnerable and underserved individuals and communities improve their health outcomes. Dr. Enriquez also has expertise in community-based participatory research and the development of strong academic-community research partnerships.

  • Jonas Global Fellows in the Dominican Republic, Jonas Philanthropies, 2016-2019
  • Addressing hypertension in the bateyes of the Dominican Republic, Jonas Philanthropies, 2016-2018
  • Peers Keep It Real: Reaching 100% Adherence to HIV Treatment, NIH/National Institute Nursing Research K01, 2013-2017
  • Outstanding PhD Faculty Award, Sinclair School of Nursing, 2020
  • Editor, Hispanic Health Care International, 2018-Present
  • Barbara Kleist Distinguished Alumni Award, St. Luke’s College of Nursing, 2017
  • Inducted as Fellow, American Academy of Nursing, 2013
  • Emezue, C. N., Enriquez, M., Dougherty, D. S., Bullock, L. F., & Bloom, T. L. (2021). Rural young males’ acceptance & receptiveness to technology-based interventions for dating violence prevention: A qualitative descriptive study. Journal of Adolescence92, 137-151.
  • Lambert, C. C., Galland, B., Enriquez, M., & Reynolds, N. R. (2021). A systematic review of nurse-led antiretroviral medication adherence intervention trials: How nurses have advanced the science. Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care32(3), 347-372.
  • Enriquez, M., Remy, L., & Dickson, E. (2021). Two years in: The COVID-19 pandemic and hispanic health. Hispanic Health Care International19(4), 210-211.
  • Teti, M., Koegler, E., Schatz, E., & Enriquez, M. (2020). HIV medication adherence amid multiple inequities: Detailing the lived challenges of the most at risk people with HIV. Journal of HIV/AIDS & Social Services19(1), 23-41.
  • Glenn, L. E., Nichols, M., Enriquez, M., & Jenkins, C. (2020). Impact of a community‐based approach to patient engagement in rural, low‐income adults with type 2 diabetes. Public Health Nursing37(2), 178-187.
  • O’Connor, J. J., Enriquez, M., & Wipke-Tevis, D. D. (2020). Foot health assessment and problem identification in a Dominican batey community: A descriptive study. Journal of Wound Ostomy & Continence Nursing47(4), 397-402.
  • Remy, L. M., Majee, W., Teti, M., & Enriquez, M. (2020). Perceptions of black men who have sex with men about accessing and taking PrEP: A qualitative study. Journal of HIV/AIDS & Social Services19(4), 263-282.
  • Shaw, A. R., Enriquez, M., Bloom, T., Berkley-Patton, J., & Vidoni, E. D. (2020). We are our sister’s keeper: The experience of black female clergy responding to intimate partner violence. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 0886260520918574.
  • Remy, L., & Enriquez, M. (2019). Behavioral interventions to enhance PrEP uptake among black men who have sex with men: A review. The Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care30(2), 151-163.
  • Conley, T., Enriquez, M., Cheng, A. L., Jorge, D., Meristal, S. Y., Coe, B., … & McKinsey, D. S. (2019). The Jonas Hypertension Program: An academic–community partnership to address hypertension in four Dominican bateyes. Hispanic Health Care International17(1), 11-17.
  • Enriquez, M. (2019). Call to action: Nurse educators needed, especially diverse ones. Hispanic Health Care International17(1), 2-2.
  • Enriquez, M., Cheng, A. L., McKinsey, D., Farnan, R., Ortego, G., Hayes, D., … & El Atrouni, W. (2019). Peers keep it real: re-engaging adults in HIV care. Journal of the International Association of Providers of AIDS Care18, 2325958219838858.
  • Enriquez, M., Mercier, D. A., Cheng, A. L., & Banderas, J. W. (2019). Perceived social support among adults struggling with adherence to HIV care and treatment. Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care30(3), 362-371.
  • Rabbitte, M., & Enriquez, M. (2019). The role of sexual health education in schools.  Journal of School Nursing, 35(1), 27-38.
  • Enriquez, M., Remy, L., O’Connor, J. (2018). CBPR and nursing: Are you ready? Western Journal of Nursing Research, 40(9): 1275-1277.
  • McKinsey, D. S., McKinsey, J. P., & Enriquez, M. (2018). Part I: The 1918 Influenza in Missouri: Centennial remembrance of the crisis. Missouri medicine115(3), 183-188.
  • McKinsey, D. S., McKinsey, J. P., & Enriquez, M. (2018). Part ll: The 1918 influenza in Missouri: Centennial remembrance of the crisis. Missouri medicine115(4), 319-324.
  • Tobias, E., & Enriquez, M. (2018). Increasing long-acting reversible contraceptive method use among Alaska native women. The Journal for Nurse Practitioners14(5), e105-e108.

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