UTHSCSA Faculty Profiles v1.0

Jiwani, Rozmin B.

School of Nursing
Office of Faculty Affairs and Diversity

I joined the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio in the fall of 2013. I serve as a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Restorations and Care Systems Management. I teach in Traditional and Accelerated undergraduate, Alternate Entry, and Graduate Nursing programs. I received my Diploma in Nursing from Aga Khan University in Karachi, Pakistan in 1993. In 1996, I got married and moved to the United States. I received my BSN (December 2005), MSN (May 2009), and Ph.D. (August 2013) in nursing from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. During my MSN and Ph.D., my specialty focus was on cardiovascular disease and healthcare for minority populations. Later on, I narrowed my dissertation topic to South Asians because of the premature incidence of coronary artery disease (CAD) in my own family and community. I used Leventhal?s Self-Regulation model and translated survey questionnaires (Illness Perception Questionnaire-Revised & Coping Behaviors) into Urdu and Hindi (prominent languages of South Asians) in my dissertation. My dissertation findings brought to the forefront issues related to the prevention and management of cardiovascular disease and CAD in this vulnerable population. The dissertation research design was mixed methods. I was able to enlist 102 South Asians with CAD using convenient, purposive, and snowball sampling. I contacted several South Asian organizations, physicians, and community and church leaders to recruit participants. My dissertation is titled: Illness Perception, Coping Behaviors and Appraisal of South Asian Immigrants with Coronary Artery Disease: A Mixed Methods Study. As a clinician and as a researcher my long-term goal is to test, develop and disseminate culturally tailored multiple health behavior change interventions to improve physical activity, dietary modifications, to reduce psychosocial outcomes, and to decrease cardiovascular disease risk factors in South Asian populations.

9/2016 - Present Clinical Assistant Professor UT Health San Antonio, School of Nursing, San Antonio, TX