Josepha Campinha-Bacote, PhD, MAR, PMHCNS-BC, CTN-A, FAAN

President, Transcultural C.A.R.E. Associates

Transcultural C.A.R.E. Associates
11108 Huntwicke Place
Blue Ash, Ohio 45241

Phone: Office: 513-469-1664; Mobile: 513-604-0843

Expertise Areas:

Research areas include theory development in transcultural healthcare delivery, antiracism, ethnic psychopharmacology, and the health of African Americans, African diaspora populations, and Latinx populations. Dr. Campinha-Bacote coined the term “cultural competemility” and has given many national and international presentations on her conceptual models of healthcare delivery (e.g., The Process of Cultural Competemility in the Delivery of Healthcare Services and A Biblically Based Model of Cultural Competence in the Delivery of Healthcare Services). Based on her models, she has developed several instruments that asses cultural competemility, cultural-specific mentoring and a biblical worldview of cultural competemility. Dr. Campinha-Bacote served on the National Advisory Committee to the United States Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health (USDHHS OMH) to develop standards for culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) in Health Care. She continued this interest, as she served as a consultant to the USDHHS OMH to implement these CLAS standards by assisting in the development of the Cultural Competency Curricula Modules (CCCMs) for family physicians and the Culturally Competent Nursing Modules (CCNM) Currently serves as a consultant on several HRSA grants focusing on cultural competence in the health professions.

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Select Publications:

Campinha-Bacote, J. (2021). A Path to Antiracism Through the Lens of Cultural Humility. The Journal of Transcultural Nursing.

Fitzgerald, E., and Campinha-Bacote, J. (2019). Cultural Competemility Part II: An Intersectionality Approach to the Process of Competemility. Online Journal of Issues in Nursing. Vol. 24, No. 2.

Campinha-Bacote, J. (2018). Cultural Competemility: A Paradigm Shift in the Cultural Competence vs Cultural Humility Debate– Part I" OJIN: The Online Journal of Issues in
Nursing, Vol. 24, No. 1.


Campinha-Bacote, J. and Lee, R. (2020). "People of African-American Heritage." In L. Purnell and E. Fenkl. (Ed.), Textbook for Transcultural Nursing: A Population Approach:
Cultural Competence Concepts in Nursing Care. Springer Publishers.


Campinha-Bacote, J. (2020). The Process of Cultural Competemility in the Delivery Healthcare Services: Unremitting Encounters (6th Edition). Springboro, OH: Braughler Books LLC.

Present/Future Directions 

DrLeininger graciously gave transcultural nursing its thrust into existence. It is our duty and responsibility to continue to move this specialty field forward by creating strategic, multidisciplinary, and innovative ways to carry out transcultural nursing’s mission.  A C.A.R.E. approach is one way to continue this ongoing journey. Specifically, transcultural nursing must take the lead in investigating Clinical, Administrative, Research and Educational issues in transcultural health care and delivery in order to move the global pendulum to health care equity for all.  This task includes boldly confronting, addressing and taking actions to eliminate racial and social injustices.

Updated 01/2021