Velia Nuño

Assistant Professor, Program Director

Department of Health Promotion Sciences

Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health

The University of Arizona

Dr. Nuño is trained as an epidemiologist and social worker. She has more than 20 years of experience in project design, implementation, and evaluation in school and community settings. Recently she led a study with 104 parents to evaluate the Nurtured Heart Approach to parenting to improve inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity in children. In 2019, she led the Adolescent Research Team of seven students to conduct a qualitative needs assessment using focus groups and observations to gather the perspectives of Arizona youth. She teaches Personal Health and Wellness, Maternal and Child Health and Adolescent Health at the University of Arizona and is the Director of the Bachelor of Arts in Wellness and Health Promotion Practice. An important focus of Dr. Nuño’s community service, teaching, and research is engaging populations typically underrepresented.


  • PhD
  • MSW

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