Linda Park, RN, PhD, FNP

Assistant Prof in Residence


Dr. Park's program of research focuses on the secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease. Her current research projects center around determining the most engaging, practical, and meaningful technology-based interventions to improve patient self-care, clinical outcomes, and quality of life for patients with ischemic heart disease and heart failure. Dr. Park applies mixed quantitative / qualitative research methods in her research among patients with cardiovascular disease.

Dr. Park is also active in her clinical role as a nurse practitioner and works at a medical center for Cardiovascular Services. She holds an appointment as a Nurse Researcher at San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center where she conducts work related to her VA Nursing Research Initiative Award.


Honors and Awards

Fellow (FAHA), American Heart Association, 2016-now
Nursing Research Initiative Award, Department of Veterans Affairs, 2016-2020
KL2 Scholar, National Institute of Health / University of California, San Francisco, 2015-now
Hellman Fellow, Hellman Foundation, 2015-2017
Beginning Investigator Finalist, American Association for Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation, 2014
Martha N. Hill New Investigator Award, American Heart Association, 2013
Quality Scholars Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Department of Veterans Affairs, 2013-2014
Graduate Dean's Health Science Fellowship, University of California, San Francisco, 2009-2012
Sigma Theta Tau International, Honor Society of Nursing, University of California, San Francisco, Alpha Eta Chapter, 1995-now


Park LG, Schopfer DW, Zhang N, Shen H, Whooley MA. Participation in Cardiac Rehabilitation Among Patients With Heart Failure. J Card Fail. 2017 Feb 14.
Chung ML, Park L, Frazier SK, Lennie TA. Long-Term Adherence to Low-Sodium Diet in Patients With Heart Failure. West J Nurs Res. 2016 Nov 30.
Park LG, Beatty A, Stafford Z, Whooley MA. Mobile Phone Interventions for the Secondary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease. Prog Cardiovasc Dis. 2016 May-Jun; 58(6):639-50.
Park LG, Howie-Esquivel J, Whooley MA, Dracup K. Psychosocial factors and medication adherence among patients with coronary heart disease: A text messaging intervention. Eur J Cardiovasc Nurs. 2015 Jun; 14(3):264-73.
Park LG, Howie-Esquivel J, Dracup K. A quantitative systematic review of the efficacy of mobile phone interventions to improve medication adherence. J Adv Nurs. 2014 Sep; 70(9):1932-53.
Park LG, Mahar D, Shaw RE, Dracup K. The impact of a heart failure educational program for physicians varies based upon physician specialty. J Clin Med Res. 2014 Jun; 6(3):173-83.
Park LG, Howie-Esquivel J, Dracup K. Electronic measurement of medication adherence. West J Nurs Res. 2015 Jan; 37(1):28-49.
Park LG, Howie-Esquivel J, Chung ML, Dracup K. A text messaging intervention to promote medication adherence for patients with coronary heart disease: a randomized controlled trial. Patient Educ Couns. 2014 Feb; 94(2):261-8.
Park LG, Collins EG, Shim JK, Whooley MA. Comparing mobile health strategies to improve medication adherence for Veterans with coronary heart disease: Protocol of a mixed-methods study. J Med Internet Res: Res Protocols (In Press) .
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