Rose M. Wimbish-Tompkins (Cirilo) earned her Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Nursing with a Master of Science in Nursing Education from Florida Atlantic University Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing. Rose is Haliwa-Saponi American Indian (AI) and one of approximately 35 AI doctoral prepared nurses within the United States. Rose possesses over 25 years of nursing practice experience in serving adult and pediatric populations within communities, clinics, and educational settings. Past scholarly endeavors have led to Rose’s involvement in research projects focusing upon culturally relevant health equity, delivery, prevention, and promotion among urban AI populations. These experiences have also resulted in Rose’s commitment and interest in health intervention research concerning the increasing incidences of morbidity and mortality associated with substance use among urban AI adults, youth, and families. The utilization of community-based participatory research and culturally guided evidenced-based health intervention approaches to prevent drug use, alcohol consumption, and commercial tobacco smoking among urban AI youth populations is Rose’s current and primary research focus.