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New Fall 2013 Tenure Track Faculty


  • Feng-Ping Sarah Lee
  • Ayman Tailakh
  • Cinthya Vasquez
  • Elizabeth Winokur

Feng-Ping Sarah Lee is an assistant professor at the School of Nursing. Sarah Lee holds a PhD in Nursing from the University of Washington (2005) and a Master of Science in Nursing degree with a specialty in adult gerontology acute care from the University of Pennsylvania (1994) and a BSN from the University of Dubuque (1992). Sarah Lee has extensive experience in nursing education, administration, and gerontological care. Her professional practice experience as a nurse includes intensive care, long term care and dementia care. Sarah Lee has more than 15 years of nursing education experience. Her program of research focuses on promotion of the well-being state in frail elderly people. She was drawn to CSULA because the School of Nursing has an international reputation as a center of excellence for nursing education that generates creativity, energy, and excellence for students and faculty. She looks forward to joining the CSULA nursing faculty, creating a conductive and supportive environment for students, and sharing her experiences with students.


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Ayman Tailakh, Assistant Professor, School of Nursing, completed his Ph.D. in Nursing at UCLA. He is a CSULA alumni, graduating in 2007 with a master’s degree in nursing. As an advanced practice nurse he has worked in several nursing capacities including a clinical nurse, case manager, educator, and researcher. Dr. Tailakh’s research and clinical interest is the use of telehealth and community-based strategies to enhance health promotion and chronic disease self-care management for older adults. His research program aims to understand the biobehavioral aspects of nursing care in patients with hypertension to explore and develop culturally appropriate self-care management programs to increase patients’ engagement in their health. He looks forward to joining the faculty at CSULA and bringing his professional and research experiences into the classroom.

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Cinthya Vasquez completed her DNP as a Family Nurse Practitioner at the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center in Memphis. She completed her Master’s Degree in Nursing at the University of California, Los Angeles. Prior to her appointment to the School of Nursing, she served as a clinical lab instructor at West Coast University. It was through that experience that Dr. Vasquez developed a passion for teaching. Her most recent professional practice experiences include emergency medicine, endocrinology, and family practice. Dr. Vasquez is interested in exploring research in practice improvement technology, as well as the effectiveness of Nurse Practitioners in the ER. She is also interested in exploring nursing education research related to the use of information technology and discovering new approaches to promoting graduate nursing education and leadership. She looks forward to joining the CSULA nursing faculty and participating in the educational growth and experiences of future nursing leaders

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Elizabeth Winokur is a graduate of California State University where she obtained her MSN. She obtained her PhD in Nursing at the University of Arizona, Tucson.  Dr. Winokur has spent the majority of her career working in emergency departments; in addition to practicing as a staff nurse, she has been a department manager and director, and most recently a clinical educator of Emergency Services.  Dr. Winokur’s research interests include prevention and early prediction of cardiovascular disease among adolescents, as well as emergency nursing topics. 


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Last Update: 9/5/2013