Catherine Chesla, RN, PhD, FAAN
Professor & Interim Chair
Honors and Awards
100th Anniversary Alumni Excellence Award, UCSF Alumni Association, 2015
President (elected), International Family Nursing Association, 2013-2015
Helen Nahm Research Lecture, University of California, San Francisco, 2013
Excellence in Teaching-- Research Mentorship, UCSF School of Nursing, 2011
Thelma Shobe Endowed Chair in Ethics and Spirituality, UCSF, 2008
Distinguished Contributions to Family Nursing Research, International Family Nursing Conference, 2007
Fellow, American Academy of Nursing, 2003
Chesla CA, Chun KM, Kwong Y, Gay CL, Chi HL, Gu Y, Hernandez L, Huang P, Strycker LA, Ma J. Cultural Adaptation of the Group Lifestyle Balance Program for Chinese Americans. Diabetes Educ. 2016 Dec; 42(6):686-696.
Chun KM, Kwan CM, Strycker LA, Chesla CA. Acculturation and bicultural efficacy effects on Chinese American immigrants' diabetes and health management. J Behav Med. 2016 Oct; 39(5):896-907.
Chesla CA, Kwan CM, Chun KM, Stryker L. Gender differences in factors related to diabetes management in Chinese American immigrants. West J Nurs Res. 2014 Oct; 36(9):1074-90.
Ho EY, Tran H, Chesla CA. Assessing the cultural in culturally sensitive printed patient-education materials for Chinese Americans with type 2 diabetes. Health Commun. 2015; 30(1):39-49.
Meerwijk EL, Chesla CA, Weiss SJ. Psychological pain and reduced resting-state heart rate variability in adults with a history of depression. Psychophysiology. 2014 Mar; 51(3):247-56.
Rehm RS, Fisher LT, Fuentes-Afflick E, Chesla CA. Parental advocacy styles for special education students during the transition to adulthood. Qual Health Res. 2013 Oct; 23(10):1377-87.
Chesla CA, Chun KM, Kwan CM, Mullan JT, Kwong Y, Hsu L, Huang P, Strycker LA, Shum T, To D, Kao R, Waters CM. Testing the efficacy of culturally adapted coping skills training for Chinese American immigrants with type 2 diabetes using community-based participatory research. Res Nurs Health. 2013 Aug; 36(4):359-72.
Naranjo D, Hessler DM, Deol R, Chesla CA. Health and psychosocial outcomes in U.S. adult patients with diabetes from diverse ethnicities. Curr Diab Rep. 2012 Dec; 12(6):729-38.
Rowniak S, Chesla C. Coming out for a third time: transmen, sexual orientation, and identity. Arch Sex Behav. 2013 Apr; 42(3):449-61.
Nam S, Janson SL, Stotts NA, Chesla C, Kroon L. Effect of culturally tailored diabetes education in ethnic minorities with type 2 diabetes: a meta-analysis. J Cardiovasc Nurs. 2012 Nov-Dec; 27(6):505-18.
Palacios J, Chesla C, Kennedy H, Strickland J. Embodied meanings of early childbearing among American Indian women: a turning point. J Midwifery Womens Health. 2012 Sep-Oct; 57(5):502-8.
Rehm RS, Fuentes-Afflick E, Fisher LT, Chesla CA. Parent and youth priorities during the transition to adulthood for youth with special health care needs and developmental disability. ANS Adv Nurs Sci. 2012 Jul-Sep; 35(3):E57-72.
Rowniak S, Chesla C, Rose CD, Holzemer WL. Transmen: the HIV risk of gay identity. AIDS Educ Prev. 2011 Dec; 23(6):508-20.
Ho EY, Chesla CA, Chun KM. Health communication with Chinese Americans about type 2 diabetes. Diabetes Educ. 2012 Jan-Feb; 38(1):67-76.
Kwan CM, Chun KM, Chesla CA. Cultural Norms Shaping Research Group Interviews with Chinese American Immigrants. Asian Am J Psychol. 2011 Jun; 2(2):115-127.
Park M, Chesla CA, Rehm RS, Chun KM. Working with culture: culturally appropriate mental health care for Asian Americans. J Adv Nurs. 2011 Nov; 67(11):2373-82.
Nam S, Chesla C, Stotts NA, Kroon L, Janson SL. Barriers to diabetes management: patient and provider factors. Diabetes Res Clin Pract. 2011 Jul; 93(1):1-9.
Chun KM, Chesla CA, Kwan CM. "So We Adapt Step by Step": Acculturation experiences affecting diabetes management and perceived health for Chinese American immigrants. Soc Sci Med. 2011 Jan; 72(2):256-64.
Chesla CA. Do family interventions improve health? J Fam Nurs. 2010 Nov; 16(4):355-77.
McNiesh S, Benner P, Chesla C. Learning formative skills of nursing practice in an accelerated program. Qual Health Res. 2011 Jan; 21(1):51-61.
Nam S, Chesla C, Stotts NA, Kroon L, Janson SL. Factors associated with psychological insulin resistance in individuals with type 2 diabetes. Diabetes Care. 2010 Aug; 33(8):1747-9.
Marlow E, White MC, Chesla CA. Barriers and facilitators: parolees' perceptions of community health care. J Correct Health Care. 2010 Jan; 16(1):17-26.
Villena AL, Chesla CA. Challenges and struggles: lived experiences of individuals with co-occurring disorders. Arch Psychiatr Nurs. 2010 Apr; 24(2):76-88.
Chesla CA, Chun KM, Kwan CM. Cultural and family challenges to managing type 2 diabetes in immigrant Chinese Americans. Diabetes Care. 2009 Oct; 32(10):1812-6.
Marlow E, Chesla C. Prison experiences and the reintegration of male parolees. ANS Adv Nurs Sci. 2009 Apr-Jun; 32(2):E17-29.
Davies B, Larson J, Contro N, Reyes-Hailey C, Ablin AR, Chesla CA, Sourkes B, Cohen H. Conducting a qualitative culture study of pediatric palliative care. Qual Health Res. 2009 Jan; 19(1):5-16.
Chesla CA. Translational research: essential contributions from interpretive nursing science. Res Nurs Health. 2008 Aug; 31(4):381-90.
Fox S, Chesla C. Living with chronic illness: a phenomenological study of the health effects of the patient-provider relationship. J Am Acad Nurse Pract. 2008 Mar; 20(3):109-17.
Park M, Chesla C. Revisiting Confucianism as a conceptual framework for Asian family study. J Fam Nurs. 2007 Aug; 13(3):293-311.
Strzempko Butt F, Chesla C. Relational patterns of couples living with chronic pelvic pain from endometriosis. Qual Health Res. 2007 May; 17(5):571-85.
Cole I, Chesla CA. Interventions for the family with diabetes. Nurs Clin North Am. 2006 Dec; 41(4):625-39, vii.
Gudmundsdottir M, Chesla CA. Building a new world: habits and practices of healing following the death of a child. J Fam Nurs. 2006 May; 12(2):143-64.
Chesla CA. Family nursing: challenges and opportunities: the hand that feeds us: strings and restrictions on funding for family nursing research. J Fam Nurs. 2005 Nov; 11(4):340-3.
Chesla CA. Nursing science and chronic illness: articulating suffering and possibility in family life. J Fam Nurs. 2005 Nov; 11(4):371-87.
Chesla CA, Chun KM. Accommodating type 2 diabetes in the Chinese American family. Qual Health Res. 2005 Feb; 15(2):240-55.
Chesla CA, Fisher L, Mullan JT, Skaff MM, Gardiner P, Chun K, Kanter R. Family and disease management in African-American patients with type 2 diabetes. Diabetes Care. 2004 Dec; 27(12):2850-5.
Fisher L, Skaff MM, Chesla CA, Chun KM, Mullan JT, Kanter RA, Gardiner PS. Disease management advice provided to African-American and Chinese-American patients with type 2 diabetes. Diabetes Care. 2004 Sep; 27(9):2249-50.
Fisher L, Chesla CA, Chun KM, Skaff MM, Mullan JT, Kanter RA, Gardiner PS. Patient-appraised couple emotion management and disease management among Chinese American patients with type 2 diabetes. J Fam Psychol. 2004 Jun; 18(2):302-10.
Koenig K, Chesla CA, Kennedy CM. Parents' perspectives of asthma crisis hospital management in infants and toddlers: an interpretive view through the lens of attachment theory. J Pediatr Nurs. 2003 Aug; 18(4):233-43.
Chesla CA, Fisher L, Skaff MM, Mullan JT, Gilliss CL, Kanter R. Family predictors of disease management over one year in Latino and European American patients with type 2 diabetes. Fam Process. 2003; 42(3):375-90.
Fisher L, Chesla CA, Skaff MM, Mullan JT, Kanter RA. Depression and anxiety among partners of European-American and Latino patients with type 2 diabetes. Diabetes Care. 2002 Sep; 25(9):1564-70.
Rungreangkulkij S, Chafetz L, Chesla C, Gilliss C. Psychological morbidity of Thai families of a person with schizophrenia. Int J Nurs Stud. 2002 Jan; 39(1):35-50.
Fisher L, Chesla CA, Mullan JT, Skaff MM, Kanter RA. Contributors to depression in Latino and European-American patients with type 2 diabetes. Diabetes Care. 2001 Oct; 24(10):1751-7.
Rungreangkulkij S, Chesla C. Smooth a heart with water: Thai mothers care for a child with schizophrenia. Arch Psychiatr Nurs. 2001 Jun; 15(3):120-7.
Chesla CA, Skaff MM, Bartz RJ, Mullan JT, Fisher L. Differences in personal models among Latinos and European Americans: implications for clinical care. Diabetes Care. 2000 Dec; 23(12):1780-5.
Fisher L, Chesla CA, Skaff MM, Gilliss C, Mullan JT, Bartz RJ, Kanter RA, Lutz CP. The family and disease management in Hispanic and European-American patients with type 2 diabetes. Diabetes Care. 2000 Mar; 23(3):267-72.
Fisher L, Gudmundsdottir M, Gilliss C, Skaff M, Mullan J, Kanter R, Chesla C. Resolving disease management problems in European-American and Latino couples with type 2 diabetes: the effects of ethnicity and patient gender. Fam Process. 2000; 39(4):403-16.
Fisher L, Chesla CA, Skaff MA, Gilliss C, Kanter RA, Lutz CP, Bartz RJ. Disease management status: a typology of Latino and Euro-American patients with type 2 diabetes. Behav Med. 2000; 26(2):53-66.
Fisher L, Chesla CA, Bartz RJ, Gilliss C, Skaff MA, Sabogal F, Kanter RA, Lutz CP. The family and type 2 diabetes: a framework for intervention. Diabetes Educ. 1998 Sep-Oct; 24(5):599-607.
Tong EM, Sparacino PS, Messias DK, Foote D, Chesla CA, Gilliss CL. Growing up with congenital heart disease: the dilemmas of adolescents and young adults [see comment]. Cardiol Young. 1998 Jul; 8(3):303-9.
Sparacino PS, Tong EM, Messias DK, Foote D, Chesla CA, Gilliss CL. The dilemmas of parents of adolescents and young adults with congenital heart disease. Heart Lung. 1997 May-Jun; 26(3):187-95.
Chesla CA, Stannard D. Breakdown in the nursing care of families in the ICU. Am J Crit Care. 1997 Jan; 6(1):64-71.
Chesla CA. Reconciling technologic and family care in critical-care nursing. Image J Nurs Sch. 1996; 28(3):199-203.
Martinson IM, Chesla C, Muwaswes M. Caregiving demands of patients with Alzheimer's disease. J Community Health Nurs. 1993; 10(4):225-32.
Tanner CA, Benner P, Chesla C, Gordon DR. The phenomenology of knowing the patient. Image J Nurs Sch. 1993; 25(4):273-80.
Chesla CA. When qualitative and quantitative findings do not converge. West J Nurs Res. 1992 Oct; 14(5):681-5.
Benner P, Tanner C, Chesla C. From beginner to expert: gaining a differentiated clinical world in critical care nursing. ANS Adv Nurs Sci. 1992 Mar; 14(3):13-28.
Chesla CA. Parents' illness models of schizophrenia. Arch Psychiatr Nurs. 1989 Aug; 3(4):218-25.