UTHSCSA Faculty Profiles v1.0

Jiwani, PhD, RN, Rozmin B.

School of Nursing
Office for Faculty Excellence

Dr. Rozmin Jiwani (Ph.D., RN) is an Assistant Professor/ Clinical at the UT Health at San Antonio, School of Nursing. Her program of research is focused on health promotion and disease prevention in the field of cardiovascular and diabetes in the vulnerable population. She completed a yearlong post-doctoral fellowship from the National Institute of Health-funded Health Disparities "Step Toward Academic Research" program at the University of North Texas Health Science Center of Excellence on Health Disparities. Completion of this fellowship has fostered her research career where she made powerful connections with esteemed faculty members, community leaders, and stakeholders committed to addressing health disparities. She is currently engaged in her second post-doctoral fellowship at the Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center at the South Texas Veterans Health Care System. Her work on this project is focused on understanding the effect of Metformin on improving quality of life and preventing and/or reducing cardiovascular risk (i.e., the process of atherosclerosis, arteriosclerosis, and left ventricular hypertrophy) in older adults with pre-diabetes. Her long-term career goal is to become an independent nurse scientist studying the influences of healthy aging on quality of life and inflammatory response related to chronic diseases that lead to frailty and poorer quality of life.

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