Elizabeth A. Fitzgerald, EdD, PMHCNS-Retired

Phone:  (502) 548-4391

E-mail:   lizfitzgerald@msn.com

Expertise Areas:

Dr. Fitzgerald has extensive experience advocating for access to health care for persons who are immigrants or refugees, as well as children with mental health and/or developmental disabilities and their families. She has traveled frequently to Latin America and also volunteers in her local community of St. Petersburg, Florida.

Languages spoken, read/write*

English (Proficient) and Spanish (Intermediate level)

Select Publications:

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

Bose, J., Zeno, R., Warren, B., Sinnot, L., & Fitzgerald, E. (2020). Implementation of universal adolescent depression screening:  Quality improvement outcomes.  J Pediatr Health Care. https://doi.org/10.1016/j-pedhc.2020.09.004

Available online 11 February 2021 https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0891524520302261?dgcid=author

Strait, L., Fitzgerald, L., Zurmehly, J., & Overcash, J. (July-September 2019).  Transition of care from hospital to home: Faith community nurses fill the gap: A program evaluation.  Journal of Christian Nursing, 36(3):  159-165. Doi: 10.1097/CNJ.0000000000000625

Fitzgerald, E.M., & Campinha-Bacote, J. (2019).  “An intersectionality approach to the process of cultural competemility-Part II” OJIN:  The Online Journal of Issues in Nursing, Vol. 24, No. 2. DOI:  10.3912/OJIN.Vol24No02PPT20

Fitzgerald, E.A., Marzalik, P., & Kue, J.  (2018 Dec 1). Assessing intercultural development pre and post education abroad. Journal of Nursing Education, 57(12):  747-750.  doi: 10.3928/01484834-20181119-08. PMID:  30512112

Fitzgerald, E.M., Myers, J. G, & Clark, P.  (December 1, 2016). Nurses Need Not Be Guilty Bystanders: Caring for Vulnerable Immigrant Populations.  The Online Journal of Issues in Nursing, 22(1).  DOI: 10.3912/OJIN.Vol22No01PPT43

Present/Future Directions 

Since her retirement in 2021, Dr. Fitzgerald has enjoyed spending more time with friends and family as well as enjoying the outdoors in nature. Communing with nature has inspired Dr. Fitzgerald to do more writing and nurture her creative spirit.
She is active as a volunteer with two community agencies: St. Pete Free Clinic (SPFC) and SOL Relief. She remains in touch with former students and colleagues and lends a listening ear and wisdom to help them attain their dreams and goals.

Updated 02/2023