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

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

Phone: Office: 513-469-1664

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 assess cultural competemility, cultural-specific mentoring and a biblical worldview of cultural competemility. Dr. Campinha-Bacote has 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 NursingModules (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. (in press). Promoting Health Equity: Enhancing Nursing Care of Historically Marginalized Population.Nursing Clinics of North America.

Campinha-Bacote, J. (2021). A Path to Antiracism Through the Lens of Cultural Humility. The Journal of Transcultural Nursing, 32(2), 191.

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. NY: Springer Publishers.

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 OnlineJournal of Issues in Nursing, Vol. 24, No. 1.

Present/Future Directions 

Dr. Leininger graciously gave transcultural nursing its thrust into existence. It is our duty andresponsibility 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 tocontinue this ongoing journey. Specifically, transcultural nursing must take the lead ininvestigating Clinical, Administrative, Research and Educational issues in transcultural health care anddelivery in order to move the global pendulum to health care equity for all. This task includes boldlyconfronting, addressing and taking actions to eliminate racial and social injustices.

Updated 02/2023