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Cynthia Sanchez - USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work. Los Angeles, CA, US

Cynthia Sanchez Cynthia Sanchez

Clinical Assistant Professor Dept. of Nursing at the School of Social Work | USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work



Before coming to USC Cynthia Sanchez was a family nurse practitioner at the Orange County Health Care Agency working at the 17th Street Testing, Treatment & Care Clinic, where she provided services to primarily LGBTQ community and to persons at risk for and living with HIV. and worked as a Public Health Nurse for Los Angeles County. She earned her bachelor’s degree from California State University Los Angeles and received her master’s degree as a Family Nurse Practitioner from California State University Dominguez Hills. After working for several years in family practice, she obtained a position at Los Angeles County-University of Southern California Medical Center in Women’s Health as a nurse practitioner working with underserved populations. She served as faculty for University of Phoenix for five years. She earned her DNP from the Southern California CSU DNP Consortium in 2016. Her areas of interest are working with underserved populations, and public health. Her passion is increasing access to quality care for the public, by expanding the role of advanced practice nurses.

She is a member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, and the California Association of Nurse Practitioners, as well as the Western Institute of Nursing.

Education (3)

Southern California CSU DNP Consortium: DNP, Nursing 2016

California State University, Dominguez Hills: MSN, Nursing 1999

California State University, Los Angeles: BSN 1991

Areas of Expertise (6)

Women’s Health

Working with underserved populations

Health Equity

Health Promotion

Sexual Health

Public Health

Industry Expertise (2)


Health and Wellness

Languages (2)

  • English
  • Spanish


Conferences and Events (3)

Prevalence Findings Discovered During Well Woman Examinations

American Association of Nurse Practitioners National Conference  Philadelphia, PA


Gynecologic Findings Discovered During Routine Well Woman Examinations for Women 40 and Over

American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology National Conference  New Orleans, LA


Gynecological Findings Discovered During Well Woman Examinations for Women 40 and Over

first runner up Research and Information Exchange  

Research Articles & Publications (1)

Well Woman Examinations: Beyond Cervical Cancer Screening

Journal for Nurse Practitioners

February 2019, Vol 15 (2)