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Jill Howie Esquivel
RN, PhD, NP
Assistant Professor, Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Specialty
Symptoms and predictors in heart failure patients especially in relation to rehospitalization. The role of physical function and how to alleviate symptoms is central in my research in chronic stable and in hospitalized heart failure patients.
Utilize the Symptom Management Model to identify methods and mechanisms for alleviating distressing symptoms of heart failure and reducing hospital readmission.
Yoga in Stable Heart Failure, Mobility in Hospitalized Heart Failure, Symptoms in Heart Failure, and Predictors of Rehospitalization in Hospitalized Heart Failure Patients.
Currently, my research focuses on how a person’s orientation towards a social environment, such as a profession or workplace, predicts their perseverance, health, and commitment to that social institution. This work is applied in the context of both science training programs and climate change education efforts. Specifically my recent research has been on how underrepresented minorities (URMs) integrate into the science career community and how leaders become a part of communities concerned about climate change.
Tripartite Integration Model of Social Influence (TIMSIS), Social Identity theory, well-being, and motivation.
Several of my current projects examine how and why underrepresented minorities’ persist in science careers (see www.thesciencestudy.com and http://bridgeproject.ucsf.edu/ for more information). In some cases, interventions are being developed and then evaluated for their effectiveness in increasing science efficacy, identity and values – which relates to persistence in science careers. In addition, with the Climate Education Partnership project (www.sandiego.edu/climate/), we are conducting a regional assessment of the current state of climate science knowledge among “key influentials” in the San Diego region, which includes political, business, nonprofit, and healthcare leaders. Drawing from the TIMSI model, we are using the assessment data to develop and research an “educational” plan that increases efficacy, identity and values related to climate change mitigation behaviors. The long-term objective is to be able to replicate this model in new communities.