My program of research focuses on the development and testing of interventions for symptom management in heart failure patients. In particular, my research centers on improving patients’ and family members’ abilities to utilize self-management strategies to manage their heart failure and avoid hospitalizations. In addition, my research focuses on the further development and testing of these interventions in non-English speakers and Indigenous populations, where hospitalization rates as well as mortality from HF are significantly increased. Currently, I am testing an educational intervention that is designed to optimize the self-care skills for Spanish-speaking patients with heart failure. The ultimate goal of my program of research is to determine whether self-care interventions can improve symptoms, physical function, ho
Honors and Awards
Fellowship, Robert Wood Johnson, 2011-2014
Marie Cowan Young Investigator Award, American Heart Association, 2010-2011
Fellow, American Heart Association, 2009
Faculty Enrichment Award, UCSF, 2008-2009
1st Place Nursing Research Award, Heart Failure Society of America, 2006-2007
M.S., 1991 - Nursing (Family Nurse Practitioner), University of California, San Francisco
Evaluation of the Feasibility of a Home-Based TeleYoga Intervention in Participants with Both Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and Heart Failure.
Development and feasibility testing of an education program to improve knowledge and self-care among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients with heart failure.
Appropriateness and acceptability of a Tele-Yoga intervention for people with heart failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: qualitative findings from a controlled pilot study.
Does sufficient evidence exist to support a causal association between vitamin D status and cardiovascular disease risk? An assessment using Hill's criteria for causality.
Psychosocial factors and medication adherence among patients with coronary heart disease: A text messaging intervention.
Prevalence and prognostic significance of long QT interval in patients with acute coronary syndrome: review of the literature.
A quantitative systematic review of the efficacy of mobile phone interventions to improve medication adherence.
Simple measures of function and symptoms in hospitalized heart failure patients predict short-term cardiac event-free survival.
Culturally-appropriate education can improve self-care in hispanic patients with heart failure: A pilot study
A text messaging intervention to promote medication adherence for patients with coronary heart disease: a randomized controlled trial.
Prevalence and prognostic significance of long QT interval among patients with chest pain: selecting an optimum QT rate correction formula.
Using Novel Technology to Determine Mobility Among Hospitalized Heart Failure Patients: A Pilot Study.
Is "teach-back" associated with knowledge retention and hospital readmission in hospitalized heart failure patients?
Predictors and use of nonpharmacologic interventions for procedural pain associated with turning among hospitalized adults.
Effect of gender, ethnicity, pulmonary disease, and symptom stability on rehospitalization in patients with heart failure.
Patient Education As Topic