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Samantha Mendez

Forensic Nurse Educator

HonorHealth - Forensic Nurse Examiners

Samantha Mendez received her Master of Public Health from University of Arizona and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Arizona State University. She has a background in Trauma Critical Care nursing, medical education, and research in health promotion programs. Her professional passions include caring for victims of sexual violence and interpersonal violence, eliminating health disparities, and vulnerable populations such as sex workers and victims of sex trafficking, refugees, and undocumented immigrants. Samantha currently works as the Forensic Nurse Educator for the Forensic Nursing Department at HonorHealth and has been a forensic nurse examiner with the department since 2016. As a forensic nurse examiner, she has experience working with pediatric, adolescent, and adult patients. She has also presented to healthcare professionals, law enforcement, and other community members on topics such as forensic nursing, caring for patients that have been the victim of violence, and healthcare considerations for sex trafficking victims.