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Cindy Broholm

Assistant Professor of Nursing Associate Director, Center for Nursing Scholarship

MS, MPH, RN, FNP-BC, RNANCC- board certification- Family Nurse Practitioner


Professor Broholm joined LIU Brooklyn in 2012 after providing primary care in Brooklyn for 17 years. She teaches the Diagnosis and Management courses and Primary Care in the FNP program, in addition to teaching the Health Assessment and Community Clinical in the undergraduate program. The focus of Professor Broholm’s work as a nurse and as a nurse practitioner has been addressing the health needs of traditionally under-served communities.  As a RN, she worked as a public health nurse in a high-risk maternal/infant program. After becoming a Family Nurse Practitioner, Prof. Broholm provided primary care in community health centers that served low-income neighborhoods. Professor Broholm currently provides urgent care at Callen-Lorde, a Community Health Center caring for the LGBTQ+ communities. She is also consulting with Callen-Lorde on the development of a post-graduate Nurse Practitioner Fellowship program in LGBTQ+ health.

Prof. Broholm is founder and past Chair of the Diversity Special Interest Group in NONPF (the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties) which has goals of developing tools and resources for NP faculty to address health disparities, implicit bias in their institutions, and to promote student and faculty diversity.  Her current area of scholarship is on educational strategies to increase awareness about health disparities and bias, and reduce implicit bias among health care providers.


  • Gatewood, E., Broholm, C., Herman, J., & Yingling, C., (2019 ). Making the invisible visible: Implementing an implicit bias activity in nursing education. Journal of Professional   Nursing. In press (available online March 2019).
  • Cotler, K., Yingling, C., & Broholm, C. (2018). Preventing New Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infections With Pre-exposure Prophylaxis. The Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 14(5), 376–382.
  • Yingling, C., Cotler, K. & Broholm, C. (2019) Primary care in sexual and gender minority communities. In T. Buttaro and J. Trybulski Primary care: A Collaborative Practice 6th ed. (Eds.). In press. Mosby, St. Louis, MO.

Lectures and Presentations

  • Broholm, C., Gatewood, E., Herman, J., Yingling, C., (2019). Implicit bias awareness training in NP education: Making the invisible visible. Abstract Presentation at the 45th Annual Meeting of NONPF. Atlanta, Georgia.

Professional Affiliations

  • NONPF- National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculty – member (2012- present).
  • Founder and Chair of the Diversity Special Interest Group (2017-2019)
  • Sigma Theta Tau- Vice President Omega Nu Chapter (2019)
  • AANP- American Association of Nurse Practitioners