Dr. Rick Zoucha is the Joseph A. Lauritis, C.S.Sp. Endowed Chair for Teaching and Technology, Professor and Chair of Advanced Role and PhD Programs at Duquesne University School of Nursing. He is an expert in Transcultural and Global Nursing. Dr. Zoucha has taught Transcultural Nursing in the BSN, Post-Master's, DNP and PhD programs for the last 20 years. Dr. Zoucha is certified as an Advanced Practice Adult Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse, Clinical Nurse Specialist a Certified Transcultural Nurse-Advanced and a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing.
His research interests include phenomena related to health and well being in the Nicaraguan, Mexican American, African American and African refugee and immigrant communities. He has published widely in the area of cultural care. Dr. Zoucha is a researcher experienced in ethnography, ethnonursing, phenomenology and participatory action research methods. He has served as PhD dissertation chair for studies seeking to understand cultural care phenomena related to people of the Puerto Rican, Taiwanese, Mexican American, African American, Peruvian, Dominican, Appalachian, and homeless cultures globally. He was inducted as a Transcultural Nursing Scholar in 2004. Dr. Zoucha was bestowed the Leininger Award in 1998. He has been invited to speak at national and international conferences as well as Visiting Professor/Scholar in Puerto Rico, Spain, New Jersey, Taiwan, Australia and North Dakota regarding issues of cultural care.