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Dr. Munet-Vilaró is a clinical nurse specialist in pediatrics. She completed a doctoral degree at the University of Washington School of Nursing, Seattle. She was a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Nursing Research Scholar at the University of California in SF where she did post-doctoral studies on psychoneuroimmunology and the socio-cultural adaptation of families caring for a child with cancer. She is the track coordinator for a HRSA funded program in Advanced Community Health Nursing (MSN).

Dr. Munet-Vilaró received funding from NIMH to study stress, coping and depression in Latino populations. She completed funded studies in HIV/AIDS prevention with migrant farm workers and reproductive health literacy of migrant Latina women. This work lead to the implementation of a Health Literacy program for monolingual Latinos in collaboration with the Ironbound Community Corporation that was funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation NJ Health Initiative. She is currently doing research in the area of health literacy and diabetes risk perception and working in partnership with NJIT faculty to examine the effectiveness of the use of mobile multimedia messaging as part of a community health promotion education program for Latinos. She is the Research Ombudsman for Rutgers School of Nursing.

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