Nasra Giama, DNP, RN, PHN

Clinical Associate Professor
Nasra Giama


Office Phone
Office Address

6-132 Weaver Densford Hall
308 Harvard St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
United States


Clinical Associate Professor


Pre-Doctoral Fellow, University of Minnesota

DNP, University of Minnesota

BSN, University of Minnesota

Licensures and Certifications

Registered Nurse, Minnesota Board of Nursing

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Dr. Giama is a public health nurse interested in the intersection of health education and culture with a primary emphasis on health promotion and prevention in immigrant populations and adolescents. Dr. Giama is clinical associate professor in the University of Minnesota School of Nursing and an assistant professor of medicine at Mayo Clinic. Dr. Giama provides professional, scholarly leadership in four primary areas: (1) health promotion and prevention, (2) scholarship focused on methods to promote the health and well-being of immigrant and refugee communities through community engagement strategies (3) transforming health equity and social justice in nursing education, (4) mentorship for diverse students in healthcare.

Research Summary

My funded projects and publications are focused around disparities in health related to liver cancer, viral hepatitis, and developing interventions to deliver culturally and linguistically tailored care to immigrant communities a s well as coordination national and international studies on the early detection and prevention of liver and bile duct cancers. Additionally, my community health funded projects aim to promote the educational attainment of minority students as well as implementing coalition building interventions to increase community capacity.

Honors and Recognition

Internationalizing Teaching and Learning Faculty Cohort Program, 2018

Faculty Diversity and Inclusivity Award, 2015

Excellence through Teamwork Recipient, Mayo Clinic, 2012

Leadership Education in Adolescent Health (LEAH) Fellowship, 2012

Alva Wipperman Queneau Scholarship, 2010

Muslim Youth Leadership Award Recipient, 2004

Page Education Foundation Recipient, 2004

Professional Memberships

International Association of Adolescent Health

Network of Minority Health Research (NMRI)

Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing

Transcultural Nursing Association


Selected Publications

Lindquist, R., Tracy, M., Snyder, M., 2018. The role of complementary and alternative therapies in caring for Somali Patients. Complementary & Alternative Therapies in Nursing

2015. Somali Culture. Transcultural Nursing Society (TCNS) and Lippincott Advisor.

Aleman, M., 2008. Family, Friend, & Neighbor Care. Rochester Area Foundation Report


Selected Presentations

Giama, N. H. "Caring for Somali Families: What you need to know", Mayo Clinic Pediatric Rounds, October 01, 2018.

Giama, N. H., (Presenter) "Stigma Can’t Win: HIV and Hep Among African Immigrants.", National African Immigrant and Refugee HIV and Hepatitis Awareness Day, September 01, 2018.

Giama, N. H. "Improving the Identification of Chronic Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C Infections Among Somali Immigrants in Minnesota Through Community-wide Screening", Coalition Against Hepatitis for People of African Origin (CHIPO) , March 01, 2018.

Giama, N. H. "Caring for Somali Women: Pregnancy and Parenting", 2017 Advanced Practice Nurse Conference- Care Through The Ages, April 01, 2017.

Giama, N. H. "Eliminating HBV Morbidity and Mortality: Immigrant communities", CDC Summit for the Elimination of Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C as Public Health Threats in the United States, April 01, 2017.

Giama, N. H. "Invited speaker", 2017 Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation Annual Conference, February 01, 2017.

Giama, N. H. "Facilitating the Presence of Family and Extended Family in Care", Culturally and Spiritually Responsive Healthcare Conference, October 01, 2016.

Giama, N. H. "The International Cholangiocarcinoma Research Network (ICRN) Registry and Biorepository ", Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation Annual Conference, February 01, 2016.

Giama, N. H. "Caring for Somali Women: Cultural Practices Related to Pregnancy, Hyperemesis, and Breastfeeding", Prenatal Nursing Conference: Before, Birth, and Beyond, February 01, 2016.

Giama, N. H. "Hepatocellular Carcinoma iMedidata Rave Registry and Biorepository", HCCEC Annual Meeting, September 19, 2015.

Giama, N. H. "Hepatocellular Carcinoma iMedidata Rave Registry and Biorepository", HCCEC Annual Meeting, September 19, 2015.

Giama, N. H. "Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices regarding viral hepatitis among African Immigrants in Minnesota", Mayo Clinic Office of Health Disparities Annual Retreat, September 01, 2015.

Giama, N. H. "Community-wide outreach and screening to reduce hepatitis B and hepatitis C disparities among Somali immigrants in Minnesota", Network of Minority Health Research Investigators (NMRI) 13th Annual Workshop, April 01, 2015.

Giama, N. H. "Perceptions of teacher support among African American Children", Pediatric Research, Education, and Scholarship Symposium (PRESS), April 01, 2013.

Giama, N. H. "Social Justice in Research and Scientific Writing for Adolescent Health Professionals", Making Lifelong Connections 2013: A Leadership Networking and Career Development Meeting for MCHB Trainees, April 01, 2013.

Giama, N. H. "Caring for the Somali Pregnant woman: Somali Beliefs and Practices", Mayo Clinic OB Specialty Development, February 01, 2013.

Giama, N. H. "Young Women’s Empowerment: Female Reproductive Health", Ka Joog Organization, January 01, 2013.

Giama, N. H. "Community Involvement and Activism for Teen Girls", Leadership Summit for Young Muslim Women, October 01, 2012.

Flynn, P., Giama, N. H., Green, A., Kline, S., Hughes, J., Prinsen, S., Foxx-Orenstein, A. "Developing Standardized Best Practices Training for Medical Interpreters using Simulation-based Education: The CLAS (Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services) ACT Project", Mayo Clinic Quality Academy Conference, May 01, 2011.

Giama, N. H. "Somali CARES: Program for Pregnancy", Mayo Clinic, January 01, 2011.

Giama, N. H. "How to organize for reproductive justice in Religious Communities", Civil Liberties and Public Policy Conference, Amherst, Massachusetts, April 01, 2009.

Giama, N. H. "Our Health: Preventing Cervical Cancer (Caafimaadkeena - ka hortaga kansarka minka afkiisa ku dhaca)", Minnesota International Health Volunteers/Well Share International, January 01, 2007.