Michele Crespo Fierro

Clinical Instructor

1 212 992 7114

433 First Avenue
Room 451
New York, NY 10010
United States

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Professional overview

Professor Crespo-Fierro has authored articles and publications on the care of people living with HIV/AIDS and the importance of nursing specialization in HIV/AIDS, in addition to developing graduate curricula in HIV care. She is the founding faculty advisor for the student group, Latinos Aspiring To Imagine Nursing Opportunities (LATINOS). She is a doctoral candidate at the Graduate Center, CUNY. Her dissertation study explored the “Cultural Care Needs of Puerto Rican Women Receiving HIV Care from Nurse Practitioners in New York City using the ethnonursing method in collaboration with multidisciplinary HIV/AIDS researchers at the College.

PhD (Candidate), Graduate Center, City University of New York
MS/MPH (1996), Hunter College, City University of New York
BS (1990), NYU College of Nursing
Honors and awards
STTI Upsilon Research Grant (2014)
Summer Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship, The Center for Puerto Rican Studies at Hunter College, City University of New York (2012)
Doctoral Students Research Grant Program Competition #7, City University of New York, Graduate Center (2012)
National Hispanic Health Student Scholarship, National Hispanic Health Foundation (2011)
Second Place Education Poster Presentation, 35th Annual National Association of Hispanic Nurses Conference (2010)
Dean's Award, NYU College of Nursing (2009)
JANAC Outstanding Clinical Article of the Year, JANAC and Sage Publications, Inc. (1998)
The Dorothy White Leadership Award, Hunter-Bellvue School of Nursing (1996)
Nurse Excellence Award, Visiting Nurse Service of New York (1995)
Founders Day Award, NYU (1990)
University Scholar, NYU (1986)
National Hispanic Merit Scholar (1986)
Community/population health
Transcultural care
Professional membership
STTI - Upsilon

Linguistic and Cultural Adaptation of a Computer-Based Counseling Program (CARE+ Spanish) to Support HIV Treatment Adherence and Risk Reduction for People Living With HIV/AIDS: A Randomized Controlled Trial.

Kurth, A. E., Chhun, N., Cleland, C. M., Crespo-Fierro, M., Parés-Avila, J. A., Lizcano, J. A., … Sharp, V. L. (2016). Journal of medical Internet research 18, (e195). 10.2196/jmir.5830

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) disease in the United States disproportionately affects minorities, including Latinos. Barriers including language are associated with lower antiretroviral therapy (ART) adherence seen among Latinos, yet ART and interventions for clinic visit adherence are rarely developed or delivered in Spanish.

Cervical neoplasia

Crespo-Fierro, M. (2010). Jones and Bartlett, Inc..

Kaposi’s sarcoma

Crespo-Fierro, M. (2010). Jones and Bartlett, Inc..


Crespo-Fierro, M. (2010). Jones and Bartlett, Inc..

Migrant/seasonal farm workers and day laborers

Crespo-Fierro, M. (2010). Jones and Bartlett, Inc..

Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma

Crespo-Fierro, M. (2010). Jones and Bartlett, Inc..

Recent immigrants

Crespo-Fierro, M. (2010). Jones and Bartlett, Inc..

Community-based and long-term care

Schmidt, J. & Crespo-Fierro, M. (1999). W.B. Saunders & Co..

The HIV/AIDS patient and home infusion therapy

Crespo-Fierro, M. (1998). High-tech home care manual (20:1 - 20:18).

The patient with an impaired immune system: HIV/AIDS

Crespo-Fierro, M. & Schmidt, J. (1998). Aspen Publishers, Inc..

Guía para el cuido personal con VIH/SIDA

Ungvarski, P.J., Schmidt, J. & Crespo-Fierro, M. (1997).

Supporting breast-feeding when a woman is homeless.

Crespo-Fierro, M., & Lunney, M. International journal of nursing terminologies and classifications : the official journal of NANDA International 22, (103-7). 10.1111/j.1744-618X.2010.01170.x

This case study demonstrates use of standardized nursing languages in the care of new mothers in community settings.

The value of certification in HIV/AIDS nursing.

Relf, M., Berger, B., Crespo-Fierro, M., Mallinson, R. K., & Miller-Hardwick, C. The Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care : JANAC 15, (60-4). 10.1177/1055329003261982