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Cynthia Sanchez

Associate Teaching Professor, Department of Nursing

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Cynthia Sanchez
Email:  sanc662@usc.edu
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Cynthia Sanchez

Associate Teaching Professor, Department of Nursing

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Before coming to USC Cynthia Sanchez was a family nurse practitioner (FNP) at the Orange County Health Care Agency working at the 17th Street Testing, Treatment & Care Clinic, where she provided services to primarily LGBTQ+ community and to persons at risk for and living with HIV. She has worked as an FNP at the Los Angeles County University of Southern California Medical Center in Women’s Health Clinic working with underserved populations.
She earned her DNP from the Southern California CSU DNP Consortium in 2016. Her areas of interest are working with underserved populations and public health. Her passion is increasing access to quality care for the public, by expanding the role of advanced practice nurses. She is a member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, and the California Association of Nurse Practitioners, as well as the Western Institute of Nurse.


Southern California CSU DNP Consortium

DNP 2016

California State University, Dominguez Hills

MSN 1999

California State University, Los Angeles

BSN 1991

Area of Expertise

  • Women’s Health
  • Working with underserved populations
  • Health Equity
  • Health Promotion
  • Sexual Health
  • Public Health

Industry Experience

  • Education/Learning
  • Health and Wellness

Articles & Publications

Zappas, M., Cadena, D., Sanchez, C., Hildebrand, J., O’Neill, S. (2023). Nursing. In Gholamrezanezhad, A. & Dube, M. (Eds), Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): A clinical guide. Wiley Blackwell.

O’Neill, S., Woodruff, K., Zappas, M., Sanchez, C. (2022) Nurses and contracts: Understand the basics so you can protect your interests. American Nurse Today, 17(2) 43-47

Zappas M., Walton-Moss, B., Sanchez, C., Hildebrand, J., & Kirkland, T. (2021) The decolonization of nursing education. Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 17(2), 225-229. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nurpra.2020.11.006


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