Roxanne Calabria, PhD, RN, CTN-A, CNE

Professor & Director of Global Health Certificate Program
Clemson University

Contact Information:
Phone: 864-720-2065

Expertise Areas:

Research interests and areas of expertise include global health, global service-learning, Latino cultures including Guatemala and Peru, nursing education, and cultural competency of nursing students. Dr. Amerson previously received NIH funding for research in Guatemala with community promotoras.

Languages spoken, read/write*:

English and basic level Spanish

Select Publications:

Amerson, R., Miller, L., Glatt, M., Ramsey, K., & Baker, J. (2017). Assessment of Anemia Levels in Infants and Children in High Altitude Peru. Global Journal of Health Science, 9(7), 87-95.

Lang-Balde, R. & Amerson, R. (2018). Culture and Birth Outcomes in sub-Saharan Africa: A Review of Literature. Journal of Transcultural Nursing, 29(5), 465-472.

Amerson, R. (2018). Culture and Cultural Awareness. In D. Cooper and J. Cooper (Eds.), Palliative Care within Mental Health: Ethical Practice, Florence, KY: Routledge Taylor & Francis Group.

Amerson, R. (2018) Case Study: Intimate Partner Violence in Peru, Chapter 13. In Douglas et al. (Eds.), Global Applications of Culturally Competent Health Care: Guidelines for Practice, New York, City, NY: Springer.

Amerson, R. (2019). Preparing Undergraduates for the Global Future of Health Care. Annals of Global Health, 85(1), 41,1-7.

Present/Future Directions 

Transcultural nurses must take the lead in the national discourse related to ethically and culturally appropriate work in global settings. Good intentions for global service-learning are no longer enough. Working in low resource countries with indigenous populations requires fair trade learning practices which support equal partnerships, community-driven decisions, transparency, and sustainability which moves beyond the medical mission philosophy.