Adrian Juarez, PhD, RN

Assistant Professor

Adrian Juarez.

School of Nursing
University at Buffalo
201F Wende Hall
Buffalo, NY 14214-3079

PHONE: 716-829-3218

Adrian Juarez's research objectives include contributing to existing knowledge regarding the health status in historically marginalized urban population groups. His current focus consists of understanding facilitators and barriers to HIV testing access in specific Hispanic population groups such as migrants/immigrants, transgendered individuals, etc.

Additionally, he would also like to advance current understanding regarding Hispanic identity and classification in relation to community-level health disparities.


  • PhD, Nursing Theory and Research, New York University, 2012
  • MSN with Nursing Systems Management Concentration, The University of Texas at El Paso, 2008
  • MA, California State University, Northridge, 2004
  • BSN, University of Southern California, 2001

Areas of Research

  • LGBT Health
  • HIV Prevention
  • Philosophy of Nursing Science
  • US-Mexico Community Health

Teaching Responsibilities

  • NSG 474 Health Maintenance and Restoration Practicum
  • NSG 481 Concepts of Complex Acute Care Practicum
  • NGC 501 Conceptual Foundations of Nursing
  • NUS 739 Philosophy of Inquiry

Recent Publications

Juarez-Cuellar, A., & Squires, A. (2018). Factors associated with HIV testing in U.S. Latinos when language preference is Spanish. Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care, 29(1), 120-125. doi:10.1016/j.jana.2017.11.001

Juarez-Cuellar, A., & Chang, Y.-P. (2017). HIV testing in urban transgender individuals: A descriptive study. Transgender Health, 2(1), 151-155. doi:10.1089/trgh.2016.0047

Squires, A., & Juárez, A. (2012). A qualitative study of the work environments of Mexican nurses. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 49(7), 793-802. doi:10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2012.02.001

Honors and Awards

  • Junior Nursing Researcher Award, American Public Health Association, 2014
  • Jonas Scholar, Jonas Center for Nursing Excellence, 2008