My program of research focuses on precision medicine and risk for type 2 diabetes in high risk racial groups. Specifically, I am studying the utility of epigenetic biomarkers for risk detection and prediction of response to risk-reduction interventions. Current studies include investigation of microRNA expression in individuals who are insulin resistant, and prediction of response to both pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic interventions.
Honors and Awards
Fellow, American Heart Association, 2017
Fellow, Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association, 2017
Nurse Faculty Scholars Finalist, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, 2014
Martha N. Hill New Investigator Award Finalist, American Heart Association, 2012
M.S., 2007 - Nursing, University of California, San Francisco
Alterations in Patterns of Gene Expression and Perturbed Pathways in the Gut-Brain Axis Are Associated With Chemotherapy-Induced Nausea.
Pairing pedagogical and genomic advances to prepare advanced practice nurses for the era of precision health.
Abstract # 2036 Recent stimulant use and leukocyte gene expression in methamphetamine users with treated HIV infection.
Risk Factors Associated With Chemotherapy-Induced Nausea in the Week Prior to the Next Cycle and Impact of Nausea on Quality of Life Outcomes.
Recent stimulant use and leukocyte gene expression in methamphetamine users with treated HIV infection.
Minority Stress and Leukocyte Gene Expression in Sexual Minority Men Living with Treated HIV Infection.
Evaluating Machine Learning-Based Automated Personalized Daily Step Goals Delivered Through a Mobile Phone App: Randomized Controlled Trial.
A review of the literature on the relationships between genetic polymorphisms and chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting.
Differential expression of genes and differentially perturbed pathways associated with very high evening fatigue in oncology patients receiving chemotherapy.
Circulating microRNA-320a and microRNA-486 predict thiazolidinedione response: Moving towards precision health for diabetes prevention.
Use of plasma triglyceride/high-density lipoprotein cholesterol ratio to identify increased cardio-metabolic risk in young, healthy South Asians.
The relationship of lipoprotein(a), C-reactive protein and homocysteine with metabolic syndrome in South Asians.
Effectiveness of a community screening program for metabolic syndrome and cardiovascular risk factor identification in young South Asians adults.
A culturally specific health coaching program targeting cardiovascular disease risk in South Asians: rationale, design, and baseline data.
Nursing Education Research
Education, Nursing, Graduate