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Jiwani, PhD, RN, Rozmin B.

School of Nursing
Office of Faculty Affairs and Diversity

Dr. Rozmin Jiwani (Ph.D., RN) is an Assistant Professor/ Clinical at the UT Health at San Antonio, School of Nursing, where she teaches in Traditional and Accelerated undergraduate, Alternate Entry, and Graduate Nursing programs. She is an Advanced Geriatric Research Fellow at the Audie L. Murphy Veterans Administration Hospital in the Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Care department. Her research interest is focused on cardiovascular disease risk factor reduction, prevention, and management esp. in vulnerable populations.

In her Ph.D., she examined illness perceptions, coping behaviors, and appraisal in 102 South Asians with coronary artery disease using a mixed method approach. She used Leventhal`s Common Sense Model to understand self-regulation behaviors in this population. She modified and translated her dissertation questionnaires (demographic, health history, Illness Perception Questionnaire, and Coping Behaviors) into Urdu and Hindi (the prominent languages of South Asians). Her dissertation findings brought to the forefront issues related to the prevention and management of cardiovascular disease in this vulnerable population.

She received a Nursing Advisory Council grant to conduct a review to examine and to aggregate evidenced-based interventions to reduce the burden of cardiovascular disease in South Asians. In 2015, She completed a year-long post-doctoral NIH-funded ?Steps Toward Academic Research? Health Disparities Fellowship from the University of North Texas Health Science Center. This fellowship presents an ideal opportunity for her to gain valuable experience as an investigator with the goal of positively contributing to the health disparate population. Her future research plan is to continue to focus on research on the development of tailored interventions to overcome cardiovascular diseases in vulnerable populations.

1/2017 - Present Advanced Geriatric Fellow South Texas Veterans Health Care System, San Antonio, TX
9/2016 - Present Assistant Professor/Clinical UT Health San Antonio, School of Nursing, San Antonio, TX