Carmen Portillo, RN, PhD, FAAN

CFAR Leadership Positions


  1. Corless IB, Wantland D, Kirksey KM, Nicholas PK, Human S, Arudo J, Rosa M, Cuca Y, Willard S, Hamilton MJ, Portillo C, Sefcik E, Robinson L, Bain C, Moezzi S, Maryland M, Huang E, Holzemer WL. Exploring the Contribution of General Self-Efficacy to the Use of Self-Care Symptom Management Strategies by People Living with HIV Infection. AIDS Patient Care STDS. 2012 Jun; 26(6):335-43.
  2. Webel A, Phillips JC, Rose CD, Holzemer WL, Chen WT, Tyer-Viola L, Rivero-Méndez M, Nicholas P, Nokes K, Kemppainen J, Sefcik E, Brion J, Eller L, Iipinge S, Kirksey K, Wantland D, Chaiphibalsarisdi P, Johnson MO, Portillo C, Corless IB, Voss J, Salata RA. A cross-sectional description of social capital in an international sample of persons living with HIV/AIDS (PLWH). BMC Public Health. 2012; 12:188.
  3. Lee KA, Gay C, Portillo CJ, Coggins T, Davis H, Pullinger CR, Aouizerat BE. Types of Sleep Problems in Adults Living with HIV/AIDS. J Clin Sleep Med. 2012; 8(1):67-75.
  4. Kemppainen JK, Wantland D, Voss J, Nicholas P, Kirksey KM, Corless IB, Willard S, Holzemer WL, Robinson L, Hamilton MJ, Sefcik E, Eller LS, Huang E, Arudo J, Moezzi S, Rivero-Mendez M, Rosa M, Human S, Cuca Y, Lindgren T, Portillo CJ, Maryland M. Self-Care Behaviors and Activities for Managing HIV-Related Anxiety. J Assoc Nurses AIDS Care. 2012 Mar; 23(2):111-23.
  5. Eller LS, Bunch EH, Wantland DJ, Portillo CJ, Reynolds NR, Nokes KM, Coleman CL, Kemppainen JK, Kirksey KM, Corless IB, Hamilton MJ, Dole PJ, Nicholas PK, Holzemer WL, Tsai YF. Prevalence, correlates, and self-management of HIV-related depressive symptoms. AIDS Care. 2010 Sep; 22(9):1159-70.
  6. Pullinger CR, Aouizerat BE, Gay C, Coggins T, Movsesyan I, Davis H, Kane JP, Portillo C, Lee KA. Metabolic abnormalities and coronary heart disease risk in human immunodeficiency virus-infected adults. Metab Syndr Relat Disord. 2010 Jun; 8(3):279-86.
  7. Nicholas PK, Voss J, Wantland D, Lindgren T, Huang E, Holzemer WL, Cuca Y, Moezzi S, Portillo C, Willard S, Arudo J, Kirksey K, Corless IB, Rosa ME, Robinson L, Hamilton MJ, Sefcik E, Human S, Rivero-Mendez M, Maryland M, Nokes KM, Eller L, Kemppainen J, Dawson-Rose C, Brion JM, Bunch EH, Shannon M, Nicholas TP, Viamonte-Ros A, Bain CA. Prevalence, self-care behaviors, and self-care activities for peripheral neuropathy symptoms of HIV/AIDS. Nurs Health Sci. 2010 Mar; 12(1):119-26.
  8. Kohi TW, Portillo CJ, Durrheim K, Dlamini PS, Makoae LN, Greeff M, Chirwa M, Naidoo J, Uys LR, Holzemer WL. Does perceived HIV stigma contribute to nurses' intent to migrate in five African countries? J Assoc Nurses AIDS Care. 2010 Mar-Apr; 21(2):134-43.
  9. Aouizerat BE, Miaskowski CA, Gay C, Portillo CJ, Coggins T, Davis H, Pullinger CR, Lee KA. Risk factors and symptoms associated with pain in HIV-infected adults. J Assoc Nurses AIDS Care. 2010 Mar-Apr; 21(2):125-33.
  10. Lee KA, Gay C, Portillo CJ, Coggins T, Davis H, Pullinger CR, Aouizerat BE. Symptom experience in HIV-infected adults: a function of demographic and clinical characteristics. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2009 Dec; 38(6):882-93.
  11. Makoae LN, Portillo CJ, Uys LR, Dlamini PS, Greeff M, Chirwa M, Kohi TW, Naidoo J, Mullan J, Wantland D, Durrheim K, Holzemer WL. The impact of taking or not taking ARVs on HIV stigma as reported by persons living with HIV infection in five African countries. AIDS Care. 2009 Nov; 21(11):1357-62.
  12. Kohi TW, Portillo CJ, Safe J, Okonsky J, Nilsson AC, Holzemer WL. The Tanzania HIV/AIDS nursing education (THANE) preservice curriculum. J Assoc Nurses AIDS Care. 2010 Mar-Apr; 21(2):92-8.
  13. Holzemer WL, Human S, Arudo J, Rosa ME, Hamilton MJ, Corless I, Robinson L, Nicholas PK, Wantland DJ, Moezzi S, Willard S, Kirksey K, Portillo C, Sefcik E, Rivero-Méndez M, Maryland M. Exploring HIV stigma and quality of life for persons living with HIV infection. J Assoc Nurses AIDS Care. 2009 May-Jun; 20(3):161-8.
  14. Rivero-Méndez M, Portillo C, Solís-Baez SS, Wantland D, Holzemer WL. Symptoms and quality of life of people living with HIV infection in Puerto Rico. P R Health Sci J. 2009 Mar; 28(1):54-9.
  15. Willard S, Holzemer WL, Wantland DJ, Cuca YP, Kirksey KM, Portillo CJ, Corless IB, Rivero-Méndez M, Rosa ME, Nicholas PK, Hamilton MJ, Sefcik E, Kemppainen J, Canaval G, Robinson L, Moezzi S, Human S, Arudo J, Eller LS, Bunch E, Dole PJ, Coleman C, Nokes K, Reynolds NR, Tsai YF, Maryland M, Voss J, Lindgren T. Does "asymptomatic" mean without symptoms for those living with HIV infection? AIDS Care. 2009 Mar; 21(3):322-8.
  16. Stevens LC, Webb AA, Davis S, Corless I, Portillo C. HIV care provider shortages highlighted in national meeting. J Assoc Nurses AIDS Care. 2008 Nov-Dec; 19(6):412-4.
  17. Palacios JF, Portillo CJ. Understanding Native women's health: historical legacies. J Transcult Nurs. 2009 Jan; 20(1):15-27.
  18. Hudson AL, Portillo CJ, Lee KA. Sleep disturbances in women with HIV or AIDS: efficacy of a tailored sleep promotion intervention. Nurs Res. 2008 Sep-Oct; 57(5):360-6.
  19. Wantland DJ, Holzemer WL, Moezzi S, Willard SS, Arudo J, Kirksey KM, Portillo CJ, Corless IB, Rosa ME, Robinson LL, Nicholas PK, Hamilton MJ, Sefcik EF, Human S, Rivero MM, Maryland M, Huang E. A randomized controlled trial testing the efficacy of an HIV/AIDS symptom management manual. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2008 Sep; 36(3):235-46.
  20. Nicholas PK, Voss JG, Corless IB, Lindgren TG, Wantland DJ, Kemppainen JK, Canaval GE, Sefcik EF, Nokes KM, Bain CA, Kirksey KM, Eller LS, Dole PJ, Hamilton MJ, Coleman CL, Holzemer WL, Reynolds NR, Portillo CJ, Bunch EH, Tsai YF, Mendez MR, Davis SM, Gallagher DM. Unhealthy behaviours for self-management of HIV-related peripheral neuropathy. AIDS Care. 2007 Nov; 19(10):1266-73.
  21. Nicholas PK, Kemppainen JK, Canaval GE, Corless IB, Sefcik EF, Nokes KM, Bain CA, Kirksey KM, Eller LS, Dole PJ, Hamilton MJ, Coleman CL, Holzemer WL, Reynolds NR, Portillo CJ, Bunch EH, Wantland DJ, Voss J, Phillips R, Tsai YF, Mendez MR, Lindgren TG, Davis SM, Gallagher DM. Symptom management and self-care for peripheral neuropathy in HIV/AIDS. AIDS Care. 2007 Feb; 19(2):179-89.
  22. Portillo CJ, Holzemer WL, Chou FY. HIV symptoms. Annu Rev Nurs Res. 2007; 25:259-91.
  23. Voss J, Portillo CJ, Holzemer WL, Dodd MJ. Symptom cluster of fatigue and depression in HIV/AIDS. J Prev Interv Community. 2007; 33(1-2):19-34.
  24. Holzemer WL, Bakken S, Portillo CJ, Grimes R, Welch J, Wantland D, Mullan JT. Testing a nurse-tailored HIV medication adherence intervention. Nurs Res. 2006 May-Jun; 55(3):189-97.
  25. Voss JG, Dodd M, Portillo C, Holzemer W. Theories of fatigue: application in HIV/AIDS. J Assoc Nurses AIDS Care. 2006 Jan-Feb; 17(1):37-50.
  26. Eller LS, Corless I, Bunch EH, Kemppainen J, Holzemer W, Nokes K, Portillo C, Nicholas P. Self-care strategies for depressive symptoms in people with HIV disease. J Adv Nurs. 2005 Jul; 51(2):119-30.
  27. Bakken S, Holzemer WL, Portillo CJ, Grimes R, Welch J, Wantland D. Utility of a standardized nursing terminology to evaluate dosage and tailoring of an HIV/AIDS adherence intervention. J Nurs Scholarsh. 2005; 37(3):251-7.
  28. Wantland DJ, Portillo CJ, Holzemer WL, Slaughter R, McGhee EM. The effectiveness of Web-based vs. non-Web-based interventions: a meta-analysis of behavioral change outcomes. J Med Internet Res. 2004 Nov 10; 6(4):e40.
  29. Chou FY, Holzemer WL, Portillo CJ, Slaughter R. Self-care strategies and sources of information for HIV/AIDS symptom management. Nurs Res. 2004 Sep-Oct; 53(5):332-9.
  30. Holzemer WL, Méndez MR, Portillo C, Padilla G, Cuca Y, Vargas-Molina RL. The Nursing Research Center on HIV/AIDS Health Disparities. Nurs Outlook. 2004 Sep-Oct; 52(5):226-33.
  31. Portillo CJ, Waters C. Community partnerships: the cornerstone of community health research. Annu Rev Nurs Res. 2004; 22:315-29.
  32. Hudson AL, Lee KA, Portillo CJ. Symptom experience and functional status among HIV-infected women. AIDS Care. 2003 Aug; 15(4):483-92.
  33. Kemppainen JK, Holzemer WL, Nokes K, Eller LS, Corless IB, Bunch EH, Kirksey KM, Goodroad BK, Portillo CJ, Chou FY. Self-care management of anxiety and fear in HIV disease. J Assoc Nurses AIDS Care. 2003 Mar-Apr; 14(2):21-9.
  34. Portillo CJ, Tom L, Lee KA, Miramontes H. Physical and mental fullness as descriptors that influence sleep in women with HIV. Holist Nurs Pract. 2003 Mar-Apr; 17(2):91-8.
  35. Portillo CJ. Health disparities and culture--moving beyond the beginning. J Transcult Nurs. 2003 Jan; 14(1):5.
  36. Corless IB, Bunch EH, Kemppainen JK, Holzemer WL, Nokes KM, Eller LS, Portillo CJ, Butensky E, Nicholas PK, Bain CA, Davis S, Kirksey KM, Chou FY. Self-care for fatigue in patients With HIV. Oncol Nurs Forum. 2002 Jun; 29(5):E60-9.
  37. White MC, Tulsky JP, Goldenson J, Portillo CJ, Kawamura M, Menendez E. Randomized controlled trial of interventions to improve follow-up for latent tuberculosis infection after release from jail. Arch Intern Med. 2002 May 13; 162(9):1044-50.
  38. Portillo CJ, Villarruel A, de Leon Siantz ML, Peragallo N, Calvillo ER, Eribes CM. Research agenda for Hispanics in the United States: a nursing perspective. Nurs Outlook. 2001 Nov-Dec; 49(6):263-9.
  39. Hudson AL, Lee KA, Miramontes H, Portillo CJ. Social interactions, perceived support, and level of distress in HIV-positive women. J Assoc Nurses AIDS Care. 2001 Jul-Aug; 12(4):68-76.
  40. White MC, Tulsky JP, Portillo CJ, Menendez E, Cruz E, Goldenson J. Tuberculosis prevalence in an urban jail: 1994 and 1998. Int J Tuberc Lung Dis. 2001 May; 5(5):400-4.
  41. Lee KA, Portillo CJ, Miramontes H. The influence of sleep and activity patterns on fatigue in women with HIV/AIDS. J Assoc Nurses AIDS Care. 2001; 12 Suppl:19-27.
  42. Corless IB, Bakken S, Nicholas PK, Holzemer WL, McGibbon CA, Inouye J, Nokes KM, Turner JG, Powell-Cope GM, Brown MA, Portillo CJ. Predictors of perception of cognitive functioning in HIV/AIDS. J Assoc Nurses AIDS Care. 2000 May-Jun; 11(3):19-26.
  43. Cosby C, Holzemer WL, Henry SB, Portillo CJ. Hematological complications and quality of life in hospitalized AIDS patients. AIDS Patient Care STDS. 2000 May; 14(5):269-79.
  44. Holzemer WL, Henry SB, Portillo CJ, Miramontes H. The Client Adherence Profiling-Intervention Tailoring (CAP-IT) intervention for enhancing adherence to HIV/AIDS medications: a pilot study. J Assoc Nurses AIDS Care. 2000 Jan-Feb; 11(1):36-44.
  45. Villarruel AM, Portillo CJ, Kane P. Communicating with limited English proficiency persons: implications for nursing practice. Nurs Outlook. 1999 Nov-Dec; 47(6):262-70.
  46. Wong ST, Bernick LA, Portillo C, Stewart A, Taylor D, Duderrstadt K, Gilliss CL. Implementing a nurse information system in a nurse-managed primary care practice: a process in progress. Clin Excell Nurse Pract. 1999 Mar; 3(2):123-7.
  47. Lee KA, Portillo CJ, Miramontes H. The fatigue experience for women with human immunodeficiency virus. J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs. 1999 Mar-Apr; 28(2):193-200.
  48. Holzemer WL, Corless IB, Nokes KM, Turner JG, Brown MA, Powell-Cope GM, Inouye J, Henry SB, Nicholas PK, Portillo CJ. Predictors of self-reported adherence in persons living with HIV disease. AIDS Patient Care STDS. 1999 Mar; 13(3):185-97.
  49. Barnes DM, Davis AJ, Moran T, Portillo CJ, Koenig BA. Informed consent in a multicultural cancer patient population: implications for nursing practice. Nurs Ethics. 1998 Sep; 5(5):412-23.
  50. Portillo CJ, Schumacher KL. Graduate program: advanced practice nurses in the home. AACN Clin Issues. 1998 Aug; 9(3):355-61.
  51. Reilly CA, Holzemer WL, Henry SB, Slaughter RE, Portillo CJ. A comparison of patient and nurse ratings of human immunodeficiency virus-related signs and symptoms. Nurs Res. 1997 Nov-Dec; 46(6):318-23.
  52. Portillo CJ. [An advanced practice home care nursing model]. Kango Kenkyu. 1997 Sep-Oct; 30(5):413-6.
  53. Portillo CJ, Stevens PE, Henry S, Saunders JM, Corless IB, Munjas BA. American Academy of Nursing's HIV/AIDS Nursing Care Summit: the final synthesis. Nurs Outlook. 1996 Sep-Oct; 44(5):229-34.
  54. Kataoka-Yahiro MR, Portillo CJ, Henry S, Holzemer WL. Physical and social correlates of perceived psychological support among hospitalized AIDS patients. J Adv Nurs. 1996 Jul; 24(1):167-73.
  55. White MC, Portillo CJ. Tuberculosis mortality associated with AIDS and drug or alcohol abuse: analysis of multiple cause-of-death data. Public Health. 1996 May; 110(3):185-9.
  56. Portillo C, Miramontes H, Holzemer WL. Profile: the International Center for HIV/AIDS Research and Clinical Training in Nursing. Imprint. 1995 Sep-Oct; 42(4):65-8.
  57. Holzemer WL, Henry SB, Reilly CA, Portillo CJ. Problems of persons with HIV/AIDS hospitalized for Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia. J Assoc Nurses AIDS Care. 1995 May-Jun; 6(3):23-30.
  58. Holzemer WL, Reilly CA, Henry SB, Portillo CJ. Capturing patients' perceptions in the computer-based patient record: essential prerequisites to the measurement of health-related outcomes. Medinfo. 1995; 8 Pt 1:266-70.
  59. Portillo CJ, White MC, Baisden K, Dawson C. Angina, functional impairment and physical inactivity among Mexican-American women with depressive symptoms. Prog Cardiovasc Nurs. 1995; 10(3):18-25.