UTHSCSA Faculty Profiles v1.0

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

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

I am a registered nurse of Asia-Pacific heritage with graduate degrees in neuroscience and clinical investigation. Having been raised in the Philippines and educated in different parts of the world, I have observed how stress and trauma transcend social boundaries and affect health. This has influenced my program of science which focuses on the health of vulnerable populations, especially related to stress.

I have had a track record research on preclinical models for neuropsychiatric disorders, investigating the neurobiological, and behavioral mechanism assocaited with the effects of stress. At the School of Nursing, I have been engaged in translational clinical research on posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as well as education-based and community service-based diversity research. Funding from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) provided opportunities to build capacity and engage Veterans and Filipino-Americans on PCOR, advocacy, and as full partners of research. My main goal is to improve patient outcomes especially among vulnerable populations.

10/2018 - Present Interim Co-Director and Interim Co-Director of the Biobehavioral Laboratory University of Texas Health San Antonio, San Antonio, TX
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 The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, San Antonio, TX