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Demetrius J. Porche, DNS, PhD, APRN, FACHE, FAANP, FAAN LSU Health New Orleans, School of Nursing, Louisiana State University, USA

Demetrius James Porche, DNS, RN, is the Dean of Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center School of Nursing and an adjunct Associate Professor at the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine in the Community Health Sciences Department. Dr. Porche received his Doctor of Nursing Science and Master of Nursing degrees from the Louisiana State University Medical Center. The focus of his research activities since the late 1980s has been HIV prevention. He serves as a consultant to several community-based organizations on behavioral and community level interventions. In addition, he serves as a program evaluation consultant to the state Office of Public Health and community-based organizations. Dr. Porche is Associate Editor of the Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care and serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Multicultural Nursing and Health.