Dr. Baptiste is a cardiovascular nurse, educator, and leader who has made significant and sustainable contributions to nursing education, practice, and scholarship, focusing on improving cardiovascular health outcomes among underserved populations. Her work in identifying cardiovascular disease risks among Black populations has been nationally recognized. She has published peer-reviewed papers in areas of cardiovascular disease, nursing education, diversity, and cultural humility. Dr. Baptiste is an Assistant Professor and certified nurse educator whose teaching is grounded in cutting-edge, evidence-based instructional methods with a strong commitment to health equity in practice, research, scholarship, and academic service. She is core faculty for the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing’s Center for Cardiovascular and Chronic Care, guiding the dissemination of cardiovascular research for doctoral students, faculty, and international collaborators.
Through her scholarship and academic service, she has directly impacted cardiovascular care and increased continuing education and research dissemination opportunities for nurses in academia and practice. In 2018, Dr. Baptiste led the establishment of the Sigma Nu Beta at-Large Chapter, the first in the history of Sigma to incorporate the Johns Hopkins School of nursing and the entire Johns Hopkins Health System, influencing a new model for Sigma chapter leadership, globally.
Dr. Baptiste earned her ADN degree from the Helene Fuld College of Nursing, then completed her BSN and MSN degrees at University of Phoenix. She later earned her DNP from the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing.