Catherine Chesla, RN, PhD, FAAN
My research focuses on families and chronic illness in adult families from diverse ethnicities.
Currently I direct a Community Based Participatory Research project in which we partner with community agencies in San Francisco Chinatown to culturally adapt and test a family-based behavioral intervention for Chinese American immigrants with type 2 diabetes. Interpretive research with the same population is also in progress.
- Family Theory
- Beginning and Advanced Qualitative Research Methods
- Interpretive Phenomenology
- Health Disparities
- Family Health Research
- International Family Nursing Association, Inaugural Board of Directors, and Co-chair 2013 International Conference Planning Committee
- American Academy of Nursing, Fellow Selection Committee
- Glen Taylor Nursing Institute for Family and Society, Minnesota State University, Mankato, National Advisory Committee
- Chun KM, Chesla CA, Kwan CM. (2011). “So we adapt step by step”: Acculturation experiences affecting diabetes management and perceived health for Chinese American immigrants. Social Science & Medicine, 72(2), 256-264. PMID: 21147509
- Chesla CA, Chun KM, Kwan CM. (2009). Cultural and family challenges to managing type 2 diabetes in immigrant Chinese Americans. Diabetes Care, 32(10), 1812-1816. PMID: 19628812
- Chesla CA, Fisher L, Mullan JT, Skaff MM, Gardiner P, Chun K, Kanter R. (2004). Family and disease management in African-American patients with type 2 diabetes. Diabetes Care, 27(12), 2850-2855. PMID: 15562196
- Chesla CA, Fisher L, Skaff MM, Mullan JT, Gilliss CL, Kanter R. (2003). Family predictors of disease management over one year in Latino and European American patients with type 2 diabetes. Family Process, 42(3), 375-390. PMID: 14606201
- Chesla CA, Skaff MM, Bartz RJ, Mullan JT, Fisher L. (2000). Differences in personal models among Latinos and European Americans: Implications for clinical care. Diabetes Care, 23(12), 1780-1785. PMID: 11128352