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 diabetes and cardiovascular disease in the vulnerable population. Her long-term career goal is to use behavioral interventions to mitigate frailty and type 2 diabetes (T2D) and associated complications in the vulnerable population. As a leading research investigator. Her research focus is on testing a behavioral lifestyle intervention for overweight/obese older adults with T2D using mobile health tools to enhance self-monitoring of diet and physical activity to delay the onset of frailty and to manage T2D that will lead to the extension of healthy aging. She has extensive clinical experience as an advanced practice nurse and registered nurse in the field of chronic disease in the adult population. She has completed her Ph.D. in the field of cardiovascular disease in minority populations. She has completed a yearlong post-doctoral fellowship from the National Institute of Health Funded Health Disparities Steps Toward Academic Research (STAR) 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. In addition to her UT Health at San Antonio faculty appointment, she is completing her second post-doctoral fellowship at the Geriatrics Research, Education, and Clinical Center (GRECC) at the South Texas Veterans Health Care System with Dr. Sara Espinoza as her primary mentor. She received continuous mentoring from Dr. Espinoza and her research staff in her NIH R01 funded clinical trial to examine metformin as potential prevention of physical frailty in older adults with pre-diabetes (NIA/NIH RO1 R01AG052697). Dr. Jiwani`s work has produced four published manuscripts, and two manuscripts (working with Drs. Espinoza, Wang, and McGrath) are in preparation. Her 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