Edna Aurelus

Dr. Aurelus is an alumna of Wagner College, where she earned her MSN in the Family Nurse Practitioner Program. She received her DNP in Advanced Nursing Practice from Arizona State University. She went on to receive her Post-Doctorate in Psychiatric Mental Health from Arizona State University. Dr. Aurelus is dually board certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. Dr. Aurelus has extensive experience in both primary care and psychiatric mental health. She has worked at Banner Behavioral Health Hospital and with the Department of Corrections, Perryville Prison, which is the only female prison in Arizona. Her doctoral research focused on weight gain prevention induced by antipsychotic medications. Dr. Aurelus is the author of multiple peer-reviewed researched articles. Among them, “A Decade of Cirrhosis”, the study for which she was the recipient of the competitive Mauren Robinson Faculty Fellowship 2019-2020. She presented this study in Athens, Greece during a week conference, where she also chaired a session. She is extremely passionate about community and global health in addition to her primary and psychiatric health passion. Website