Visiting Assistant Professor of Nursing


Candace Florence joined the Valparaiso University community as a Visiting Instructor in the Health Care Leadership program in 2015. She holds a Bachelors in Health & Safety with a concentration in Community Health Promotion, and a Master’s of Science in Public Health, both from Indiana State University. She will complete her Doctorate in Health Sciences in the fall of 2015. Her professional experiences range from heading a not-for-profit HIV/AIDS organization, to serving as an instructor for Health Sciences and Public Health courses at a state college. Her research interests include prescription drug abuse, sexual health, and health disparities, with a focus on college and minority populations. She enjoys presenting and lecturing on topics that bring about both awareness and progressive change.


  • DHSc (ABD) – Indiana State University 2015
  • MS Public Health – Indiana State University 2012
  • BS Health & Safety – Indiana State University 2010

Areas of Specialization

  • College Population Health Behaviors
  • Professional Affiliations
  • Association of Interdisciplinary Doctors of Health Science
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