UTHSCSA Faculty Profiles v1.0

Bluhm, PhD, RN, MSCI, M. Danet Lapiz

School of Nursing
Office for Faculty Excellence
(210) 567-5790

Dr. Bluhm is a registered nurse of Asia-Pacific heritage with a graduate degree in neuroscience. Having been raised in the Philippines and educated in different parts of the world, she has seen how stress and trauma transcend social boundaries and affect health. This has influenced her program of science which involves biopsychosocial studies in vulnerable populations.

She has had a track record research on animal models for neuropsychiatric disorders, investigating their neurobiological, behavioral, and neurocognitive components in relation to stress. At the School of Nursing, she has been engaged in translational clinical research on posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as well as education-based and community service-based diversity research. Her main goal is to inform the development of interventions to treat, or even prevent, the negative consequences of trauma exposure among vulnerable individuals.

9/2017 - Present Director of International Programs University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX
9/2016 - Present Associate Professor UT Health San Antonio, School of Nursing, San Antonio, TX
8/2012 - Present Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and Assistant Professor The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, San Antonio, TX