Semira Semino-Asaro, PhD, PMHCNS-BC, PMHNP-BC, is very grateful to be part of such a wonderful community of scholars. Her professional nursing background has been influenced by an abiding interest in human development across the life span with a particular emphasis on the complexities of sociocultural and psychological factors impacting health during major life transitions. Her clinical and research focus is on the impact of perinatal mood and anxiety disorders on family dynamics and the mother-infant relationship. She is a board certified Clinical Nurse Specialist in Adult Psychiatric Mental-Health Nursing and a Psychiatric Mental-Health Nurse Practitioner specializing in holistic and integrative mental health care for perinatal mood and anxiety mental health conditions. She also has experience in chronic disease management and telephonic health coaching in relation to patient education and shared decision-making.
She is a student of reiki, mindfulness, meditation, guided imagery, and journaling, and she finds great solace spending time outdoors. Over the last several years she has enjoyed guiding nursing students as a faculty member in pre-licensure as well as graduate programs in nursing.
Dr. Asaro received her PhD in Nursing & Health Policy at University of Massachusetts Boston College of Nursing & Health Science and completed a Post-Graduate Fellowship in Infant-Parent Mental Health at UMass Boston, Department of Clinical Psychology. She received a MSN at University of San Diego Hahn School of Nursing, an MS in Psychiatric Mental-Health Nursing at University of Arizona College of Nursing and a BSN from Boston College School of Nursing.