Angela Hudson, PhD, PMHNP-BC, FNP

Associate Professor
Phone: (626) 815-600
Office Location: Building One, Room #348


My clinical expertise is psychiatric mental health nursing. My population of interest for research is adolescents and young adults, specifically pertaining to adolescents and young adults living and exiting foster care, respectively. In collaboration with Los Angeles Department of Children and Family Services, findings from my research on mentoring needs of adolescents in foster care led the Department to implement workforce and education strategies for preparing transition-age youth in exiting the foster system. I also have conducted research on substance abuse among homeless youth, and I have published data on the importance of HIV testing as health promotion issue. In addition, as a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner, I am interested in psychological influences on alcohol and drug addiction, versus the more widely-accepted theory of drug addiction as a "brain disease," on health outcomes. Many of those living in our homeless communities suffer from addiction, which primarily is a response to meaningful emotional stressors in life and not simply due to a spurt of dopamine. In 2009, I was designated a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Nurse Faculty Scholar, which enabled me to become a nurse leader and enhanced my scholarly contributions to health outcomes among vulnerable populations of foster youth and homeless youth. I continue to seek grant funding in this area.


  • Post Masters Certificate-Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner-California State University, Los Angeles-2017
  • Post Masters Certificate-Family Nurse Practitioner-California State University, Fresno-2005
  • Post Doctoral Fellowship-HIV Symptom Management-University of California, San Francisco-1999-2001
  • Ph.D. Nursing Science-University of California, San Francisco-1999
  • M.S. Nursing-Community Health Nursing-San Diego State University-1993
  • B.S.N. Nursing-San Diego State University-1986


  • Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner - ANCC Board Certification
  • Family Nurse Practitioner - ANCC Board Certification
  • Furnishing Number-Board of Registered Nursing
  • NPI Number
  • DEA Number-Department of Justice
  • Public Health Nursing Certificate-Board of Registered Nursing
  • Registered Nurse-Board of Registered Nursing

Academic Area

  • School of Nursing
    • Graduate Programs

Office Hours

Monday 5:00pm-7:00pm
Thursday 12:00pm-1:00pm
Appointments available upon request. Please contact me to set up an appointment.