Angelia Trujillo DNP, WHNP-BC

Associate Professor
School of Nursing
HSB 317
(907) 786-4693


  • Doctor of Nursing Practice, University of Tennessee Health Science Center 
  • Master of Women's Health Nurse Practitioner, Frontier Nursing University 
  • Master of Advanced Community Health Nursing, University of Alaska Anchorage


Angelia Trujillo is an Associate Professor with the University of Alaska Anchorage, School of Nursing. Dr. Trujillo has worked in the field of interpersonal violence, sexual assault, and public health for approximately 15 years. Dr. Trujillo obtained her Women's Health Nurse Practitioner certification from Frontier Nursing University in 2017, obtained her Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) with a focus on Forensic Nursing in 2008 from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center and also holds a Master’s of Science – Advanced Community Health Nursing from the University of Alaska Anchorage.

Dr. Trujillo currently practices as a Women's Health Nurse Practitioner and has worked as a forensic nurse examiner with experience working with adult, adolescent and child sexual assault victims. In addition, Dr. Trujillo consults with state and local law enforcement agencies, has presented at the local, state, and national levels on issues of interpersonal violence and public health, serves on the Alaska Violent Death Reporting System Advisory Board and is a manuscript reviewer for the Journal of Forensic Nursing. Dr. Trujillo founded the yearly UAA Interpersonal Violence Awareness and Prevention Health Fair in 2011 and has served as the lead faculty since that time.

Research Interests

  • Forensic nursing
  • Women's health
  • Interpersonal violence prevention
  • Community and public health


Faugno, D., Trujillo, A.C., Bachmeier, B.A., & Speck, P. M. (Eds). Strangulation assessment for health care providers: Forensic Learning Series. STM Learning, Inc., St. Louis, MO.

Trujillo, A., DeLapp, T. D., & Hendrix, T. J. (2014). A Practical Guide to Prevention for Forensic Nursing. Journal of Forensic Nursing, 10(1), 20-22. doi: 10.1097/JFN.0000000000000018

Virden, A., Trujillo, A., & Predeger, E. (2014). Young adult females’ perceptions of high-risk social media behaviors: A focus group approach. Journal of community Health Nursing, 31(3), 133-144. doi: 10.1080/07370016.2014.926677

Trujillo, A., Vandervalk, J. & Elam, M. (2013). (Chapter authors). Sexual Assault Across the Lifespan 2E: A Comprehensive Clinical Reference. Editor: STM Learning, Inc, St. Louis, MO. Volume 1. Chapter: Evaluation of the adult sexual assault victim.