Yoshimi Fukuoka, RN, PhD

Associate Professor


Honors and Awards

EAGER: Quantitative Modeling of Behavioral-Change for Personalized Weight Loss Interventions, National Science Foundation, 2014-2016
A Motivational Mobile Diabetes Prevention Program for Low-Income and Ethnic/Minority Population, UCSF Diabetes Family Fund for Innovative Patient Care, Education and Scientific Discovery Award, 2011-2013
National Clinical Research Program Award, American Heart Association , 2010-2012
Marie Cowan Promising Young Investigator Award, American Heart Association , 2008


Joiner KL, Sternberg RM, Kennedy CM, Fukuoka Y, Chen JL, Janson SL. Perception of Risk for Developing Diabetes Among Foreign-Born Spanish-Speaking US Latinos. Diabetes Educ. 2016 May 4.
Choi J, Lee JH, Vittinghoff E, Fukuoka Y. mHealth Physical Activity Intervention: A Randomized Pilot Study in Physically Inactive Pregnant Women. Matern Child Health J. 2015 Dec 9.
Fukuoka Y, Gay CL, Joiner KL, Vittinghoff E. A Novel Diabetes Prevention Intervention Using a Mobile App: A Randomized Controlled Trial With Overweight Adults at Risk. Am J Prev Med. 2015 Aug; 49(2):223-37.
Flowers E, Aouizerat BE, Abbasi F, Lamendola C, Grove KM, Fukuoka Y, Reaven GM. Circulating microRNA-320a and microRNA-486 predict thiazolidinedione response: Moving towards precision health for diabetes prevention. Metabolism. 2015 Sep; 64(9):1051-9.
Fukuoka Y, Choi J, S Bender M, Gonzalez P, Arai S. Family history and body mass index predict perceived risks of diabetes and heart attack among community-dwelling Caucasian, Filipino, Korean, and Latino Americans-DiLH Survey. Diabetes Res Clin Pract. 2015 Jul; 109(1):157-63.
Fukuoka Y, Gay C, Haskell W, Arai S, Vittinghoff E. Identifying Factors Associated With Dropout During Prerandomization Run-in Period From an mHealth Physical Activity Education Study: The mPED Trial. JMIR Mhealth Uhealth. 2015; 3(2):e34.
Kamitani E, Fukuoka Y, Dawson-Rose C. Knowledge, Self-efficacy, and Self-perceived Risk for Cardiovascular Disease among Asians Living With HIV: The Influence of HIV Stigma and Acculturation. J Assoc Nurses AIDS Care. 2015 Jul-Aug; 26(4):443-53.
Choi J, Bender MS, Arai S, Fukuoka Y. Factors Associated with Underestimation of Weight Status among Caucasian, Latino, Filipino, and Korean Americans--DiLH Survey. Ethn Dis. 2015; 25(2):200-7.
Flowers E, Won GY, Fukuoka Y. MicroRNAs associated with exercise and diet: a systematic review. Physiol Genomics. 2015 Jan 1; 47(1):1-11.
Bender MS, Choi J, Arai S, Paul SM, Gonzalez P, Fukuoka Y. Digital technology ownership, usage, and factors predicting downloading health apps among caucasian, filipino, korean, and latino americans: the digital link to health survey. JMIR Mhealth Uhealth. 2014; 2(4):e43.
Fukuoka Y, Bender MS, Choi J, Gonzalez P, Arai S. Gender Differences in Lay Knowledge of Type 2 Diabetes Symptoms Among Community-dwelling Caucasian, Latino, Filipino, and Korean Adults - DiLH Survey. Diabetes Educ. 2014 Nov; 40(6):778-85.
Bender MS, Choi J, Won GY, Fukuoka Y. Randomized controlled trial lifestyle interventions for Asian Americans: a systematic review. Prev Med. 2014 Oct; 67:171-81.
Jih J, Mukherjea A, Vittinghoff E, Nguyen TT, Tsoh JY, Fukuoka Y, Bender MS, Tseng W, Kanaya AM. Using appropriate body mass index cut points for overweight and obesity among Asian Americans. Prev Med. 2014 Aug; 65:1-6.
Fukuoka Y, Lindgren TG, Bonnet K, Kamitani E. Perception and Sense of Control Over Eating Behaviors Among a Diverse Sample of Adults at Risk for Type 2 Diabetes. Diabetes Educ. 2014 Feb 13.
Beatty AL, Fukuoka Y, Whooley MA. Using mobile technology for cardiac rehabilitation: a review and framework for development and evaluation. J Am Heart Assoc. 2013; 2(6):e000568.
Choi J, Fukuoka Y, Lee JH. The effects of physical activity and physical activity plus diet interventions on body weight in overweight or obese women who are pregnant or in postpartum: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Prev Med. 2013 Jun; 56(6):351-64.
Fukuoka Y, Lindgren T, Jong S. Qualitative exploration of the acceptability of a mobile phone and pedometer-based physical activity program in a diverse sample of sedentary women. Public Health Nurs. 2012 May-Jun; 29(3):232-40.
Fukuoka Y, Komatsu J, Suarez L, Vittinghoff E, Haskell W, Noorishad T, Pham K. The mPED randomized controlled clinical trial: applying mobile persuasive technologies to increase physical activity in sedentary women protocol. BMC Public Health. 2011; 11:933.
Fukuoka Y, Kamitani E, Bonnet K, Lindgren T. Real-time social support through a mobile virtual community to improve healthy behavior in overweight and sedentary adults: a focus group analysis. J Med Internet Res. 2011; 13(3):e49.
Sasai H, Ohkawara K, Fukuoka Y. . Research in Exercise Epidemiology. A report on Physical Activity and Public Health (PAPH) Course 2010 in the United States. 2011; 1(13):61-69.
Fukuoka Y, Kamitani E, Dracup K, Jong SS. New insights into compliance with a mobile phone diary and pedometer use in sedentary women. J Phys Act Health. 2011 Mar; 8(3):398-403.
Fukuoka Y, Vittinghoff E, Jong SS, Haskell W. Innovation to motivation--pilot study of a mobile phone intervention to increase physical activity among sedentary women. Prev Med. 2010 Sep-Oct; 51(3-4):287-9.
Fukuoka Y, Takeshima M, Ishii N, Chikako M, Makaya M, Groah L, Kyriakidis E, Dracup K. An initial analysis: working hours and delay in seeking care during acute coronary events. Am J Emerg Med. 2010 Jul; 28(6):734-40.
Fukuoka Y, Dracup K, Takeshima M, Ishii N, Makaya M, Groah L, Kyriakidis E. Effect of job strain and depressive symptoms upon returning to work after acute coronary syndrome. Soc Sci Med. 2009 May; 68(10):1875-81.
Lindgren TG, Fukuoka Y, Rankin SH, Cooper BA, Carroll D, Munn YL. Cluster analysis of elderly cardiac patients' prehospital symptomatology. Nurs Res. 2008 Jan-Feb; 57(1):14-23.
Fukuoka Y, Rankin SH, Carroll DL. Systematic bias in self-reported annual household incomes among unpartnered elderly cardiac patients. Appl Nurs Res. 2007 Nov; 20(4):205-9.
Fukuoka Y, Lindgren TG, Rankin SH, Cooper BA, Carroll DL. Cluster analysis: a useful technique to identify elderly cardiac patients at risk for poor quality of life. Qual Life Res. 2007 Dec; 16(10):1655-63.
Fukuoka Y, Dracup K, Moser DK, McKinley S, Ball C, Yamasaki K, Kim CJ. Is severity of chest pain a cue for women and men to recognize acute myocardial infarction symptoms as cardiac in origin? Prog Cardiovasc Nurs. 2007; 22(3):132-7.
Fukuoka Y, Dracup K, Ohno M, Kobayashi F, Hirayama H. Predictors of in-hospital delay to reperfusion in patients with acute myocardial infarction in Japan. J Emerg Med. 2006 Oct; 31(3):241-5.
Fukuoka Y, Dracup K, Kobayashi F, Froelicher ES, Rankin SH, Ohno M, Hirayama H. Trajectory of prehospital delay in patients with acute myocardial infarction in the Japanese health care system. Int J Cardiol. 2006 Feb 15; 107(2):188-93.
Fukuoka Y, Dracup K, Ohno M, Kobayashi F, Hirayama H. Symptom severity as a predictor of reported differences of prehospital delay between medical records and structured interviews among patients with AMI. Eur J Cardiovasc Nurs. 2005 Jun; 4(2):171-6.
Fukuoka Y, Dracup K, Froelicher ES, Ohno M, Hirayama H, Shiina H, Kobayashi F. Do Japanese workers who experience an acute myocardial infarction believe their prolonged working hours are a cause? Int J Cardiol. 2005 Apr 8; 100(1):29-35.
Fukuoka Y, Dracup K, Rankin SH, Froelicher ES, Kobayashi F, Hirayama H, Ohno M, Matsumoto D. Prehospital delay and independent/interdependent construal of self among Japanese patients with acute myocardial infarction. Soc Sci Med. 2005 May; 60(9):2025-34.
Fukuoka Y, Dracup K, Kobayashi F, Ohno M, Froelicher ES, Hirayama H. Illness attribution among Japanese patients with acute myocardial infarction. Heart Lung. 2004 May-Jun; 33(3):146-53.
Rankin SH, Fukuoka Y. Predictors of quality of life in women 1 year after myocardial infarction. Prog Cardiovasc Nurs. 2003; 18(1):6-12.
Day L, Stotts NA, Frankfurt A, Stralovich-Romani A, Volz M, Muwaswes M, Fukuoka Y, O'Leary-Kelley C. Gastric versus duodenal feeding in patients with neurological disease: a pilot study. J Neurosci Nurs. 2001 Jun; 33(3):148-9, 155-9.
Fukoka Y, Ide B, Drew B. What is the most serious complication for patients with anorexia nervosa? Prog Cardiovasc Nurs. 1999; 14(2):75-6.
Joiner K, , Sternberg RM, Janson S, Kennedy C, Chen LY, Fukuoka Y.. A Spanish-Language Risk Perception Survey for Developing Diabetes: Translation Process and Assessment of Psychometric Properties Journal of Nursing Measurement. Journal of Nursing Measurement, In print.
Yoshimi Fukuoka
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