Dr. Shalonda Horton received her PhD in nursing from the University of Texas at Austin in 2015. She is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Family, Public Health & Nursing Administration Division. She has taught courses for undergraduate, RN-BSN, and AE-MSN students in public health nursing, global health, and J1 skills lab.
Her diverse nursing experience covers public health, oncology, medical/surgical, outpatient surgery, post anesthesia care unit, and inpatient psychology. Dr. Horton was active duty in the United States Army Nurse Corps for over 4 years. She now serves in the United States Army Reserves as a Lieutenant Colonel, with about 19 years of service in positions ranging from a Nurse Manager to a School Director for training courses (e.g., Combat Lifesaver Course).
Her research area of interest focuses on factors that influence dietary fat intake among young adults, personal health responsibility, health promotion, religious commitment among adolescents and young adults, and case management among faith-based organizations.