Dr. Barbero earned an undergraduate degree from the University of North Florida, and both a master’s degree and PhD from the University of Florida. A psychiatric nurse practitioner, she's practiced at the Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, and privately. Barbero's interprofessional work at the Mayo Clinic, where she conducted psychotherapy and taught behavioral sciences to family medicine residents, has been recognized by the American Academy of Family Physicians.

Barbero has used storytelling as a modality in her practice, published on its use in nursing and taken writing workshops with faculty from UVA’s Center for Biomedical Ethics and the Humanities. She's read her work on NPR, and Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing has recognized her for the quality of her research.


  • Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC)

Honors and Awards

  • 2011 - Innovative Teaching Award, UVA Alumni Council
  • 2009 - Innovative Teaching Award, UVA Alumni Council
  • 2009 - Jeanette Lancaster Fund for Nursing Excellence, University of Virginia, School of Nursing


Journal Articles

Hauenstein, E., Glick, D.F., Kane, C., Kulbok, P.A., Barbero, E., & Cox, K. (2014). A model to develop nurse leaders for rural nursing practice. Journal of Professional Nursing, 30(6), 463-473.

Vest, B., Kane, C., Demarce, J., Barbero, E., & Harmon, R. (2014). Outcomes following treatment of veterans for substance and tobacco addiction. Archives of Psychiatric Nursing, 28(5), 333-338.

Barbero, E. (2011). The goose. Hospital Drive, summer 2011(6), .

Devers Barbero, E. (2007). Therapeutic storytelling in nursing practice. American Nurse Today, 2(8), 50-51.

Book Sections

Barbero, E. D., DeGennaro, R. M., & Friberg, E. E. (2020). The wisdom of self-care, well-being, and resilience in nursing. In E. E. Friberg (Ed.), Conceptual foundations: The bridge to professional nursing practice (7th ed., pp. 348-358). Elsevier, Inc.

Shlosser, H. & Barbero, E. D. (2014). Hypertension group health care visits: Improving clinical outcomes. In B. A. Anderson, J. M. Knestrick, & R. Barroso (Eds.), DNP capstone projects: Exemplars of excellence in practice (pp. 117-130). Springer