Wayne State University
Rosalind Peters

Rosalind Peters

Associate Professor



358 Cohn Bldg. Adult Health/Admin


Rosalind Peters

Rosalind M. Peters, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, Associate Professor College of Nursing at Wayne State University, is an expert on preventing and managing hypertension in minorities, as evidenced by her extensive publications, funded research, and leadership on expert panels and professional organizations. Her comprehensive theoretical framework integrates physiological, environmental, and personal variables relevant to minorities and has led to cutting edge findings, including identifying a circle of culture that prevents many African Americans from embracing lifestyle changes to reduce hypertension risk and sensory gating as a potential biomarker for African Americans at highest risk for racism-related hypertension.
In addition to stress-related expertise, Dr. Peters also has theoretical expertise as is seen in the development of instruments to measure beliefs regarding the totality of self-care behaviors necessary to control blood pressure. Dr. Peters was also instrumental in extending the self-care deficit nursing theory to include concepts of spirituality and spiritual self-care; and in explicating the health-deviation self-care requisites for living with an implanted left-ventricular assist device (LVAD).

Area of Expertise

  • The effect of chronic stress on cardiovascular functioning
  • • The role of perceived racism in health care outcomes
  • • Prevention and control of hypertension and its complications
  • • Stress and stress emotions




College of Nursing