UTHSCSA Faculty Profiles v1.0

Cantu, PhD, RN, Adelita Gonzales

School of Nursing
Office for Faculty Excellence
(210) 567-5834

I am a nationally recognized doctoral prepared expert, specializing in public/community health nursing and clinical nursing research. I was promoted to Associate Professor on tenure-track in September 2015. My current application is for consideration of tenure at UTHSCSA. This narrative provides details of my excellence in teaching and service, specifically addressing the impact and outcomes of my national accomplishments at the university, the community, professional and national levels. Based on the UTHSCSA guidelines for tenure, I am confident that I have the requisite accomplishments to meet the criteria as published. My program of science in teaching, service and research has been focused on building healthy communities through the enhancement of public and community health grounded in the Socio-Ecological Model as a framework to prevent disease and promote health and wellbeing at primary, secondary, and tertiary levels of prevention. Through my teaching, research, and service, I have impacted health in communities, neighborhoods, and families.

11/2019 - Present Medical Dental Staff University Health System, Rehab Medicine, San Antonio, TX
9/2016 - Present Associate Professor UT Health San Antonio, School of Nursing, San Antonio, TX