Sylvia Peña, PhD, RN, CNEn

Sylvia Pena
Sylvia Peña, PhD, RN, CNEnMarquette University

Clark Hall, 359

MilwaukeeWI53201United States of America

Assistant Professor


PhD, Marquette University

Courses Taught

NURS 1001: Nursing in the Jesuit Tradition

NURS 1002: Dimensions of the Nursing Profession in the Jesuit Tradition

Research Interests

Dr. Peña’s program of research is focused on understanding health disparities in the Latinx community. The aim of her research is to advance health in the Latinx community.

Professional Affiliations

National Association of Hispanic Nurses
Sigma Theta Tau
Midwest Nursing Research Society
National League for Nursing


Certified Nurse Educator novice (CNEn)


Johnson, N., Bekhet, A., Sawdy, R., Zint, E., Wang, J., Pena, S., Zurcher, H., & Enea, N. (2021). Parent physical activity: A Systematic review of the literature and recommendations for parents of children with autism spectrum disorder. Journal of Physical Activity and Health, in press.


Healthy Americas Foundation Cervical Cancer and Screening Research Grant, 2022

National Association of Hispanic Nurses Aguilar-Cuellar-Toben (ACT) Research Grant, 2021

Marquette University Frenn Research Award, 2021