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Dominique Bulgin

Dr. Dominique Bulgin is a nurse scientist with an interdisciplinary program of research that focuses on promoting health equity by improving health outcomes in Black individuals with chronic illnesses, primarily sickle cell disease, through disease self-management and reducing the influence of health-related stigma, discrimination, and racism. She obtained a BSN from Emory University and PhD from Duke University. Prior to joining the University of Tennessee, College of Nursing, Dr. Bulgin completed the National Clinician Scholars Program at Duke University School of Nursing. Dr. Bulgin’s background includes conducting both primary data collection and secondary analyses of preexisting datasets to explore factors that influence health behaviors, domestically and globally. She also has experience implementing health promotion interventions for severe hypertension and sickle cell disease into practice and community settings. Her work has been funded by the National Institute of Nursing Research. Dr. Bulgin is an active member of several professional organizations including Sigma Theta Tau, the National Black Nurses Association, and the International Association of Sickle Cell Nurses and Professional Associates. Dr. Bulgin also serves as a reviewer for several peer-reviewed journals including Social Work in Public Health, Public Health Nursing, and Psychology, Health and Medicine.