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Heather Leutwyler, RN, PhD, NP

TitleAssociate Professor
SchoolUCSF School of Nursing
DepartmentPhysiological Nursing
Address2 Koret Way
San Francisco CA 94143
Phone415-514-1524
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    University of California, San FranciscoPh.D.2009 Nursing

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    My program of research focuses on the identification of factors associated with poor physical health among older adults with schizophrenia in order to design effective interventions.


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    Factors Associated to Poor Mobility in Older Adults with Schizophrenia
    NIH/NIA K23AG044438Dec 1, 2013 - Nov 30, 2016
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Leutwyler H, Hubbard E, Zahnd E. Case management helps prevent criminal justice recidivism for people with serious mental illness. Int J Prison Health. 2017 Sep 11; 13(3-4):168-172. PMID: 28914124.
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    2. Ward Sullivan C, Leutwyler H, Dunn LB, Miaskowski C. A Review of the Literature on Symptom Clusters in Studies That Included Oncology Patients Receiving Primary or Adjuvant Chemotherapy. J Clin Nurs. 2017 Aug 31. PMID: 28859255.
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    3. Sullivan CW, Leutwyler H, Dunn LB, Cooper BA, Paul SM, Levine JD, Hammer M, Conley YP, Miaskowski CA. Stability of Symptom Clusters in Patients with Breast Cancer Receiving Chemotherapy. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2017 Aug 21. PMID: 28838866.
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    4. Ward Sullivan C, Leutwyler H, Dunn LB, Cooper BA, Paul SM, Conley YP, Levine JD, Miaskowski CA. Differences in symptom clusters identified using symptom occurrence rates versus severity ratings in patients with breast cancer undergoing chemotherapy. Eur J Oncol Nurs. 2017 Jun; 28:122-132. PMID: 28478849.
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    5. Greysen HM, Greysen SR, Lee KA, Hong OS, Katz P, Leutwyler H. A Qualitative Study Exploring Community Yoga Practice in Adults with Rheumatoid Arthritis. J Altern Complement Med. 2017 Jan 11. PMID: 28075155.
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    6. Shih J, Leutwyler H, Ritchie C, Paul SM, Levine JD, Cooper B, Wright F, Conley YP, Miaskowski C. Characteristics associated with inter-individual differences in the trajectories of self-reported attentional function in oncology outpatients receiving chemotherapy. Support Care Cancer. 2017 Mar; 25(3):783-793. PMID: 27766422.
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    7. Leutwyler H, Hubbard E, Cooper B, Dowling G. The Impact of a Videogame-Based Pilot Physical Activity Program in Older Adults with Schizophrenia on Subjectively and Objectively Measured Physical Activity. Front Psychiatry. 2015; 6:180. PMID: 26733891.
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    8. Leutwyler H, Hubbard E, Cooper B and Dowling G . The Impact of a Videogame-Based Pilot Physical Activity Program in Older Adults with Schizophrenia on Subjectively and Objectively Measured Physical Activity. Frontiers in Psychiatry. 2015; 6(180).
    9. Doong SH, Dhruva A, Dunn LB, West C, Paul SM, Cooper BA, Elboim C, Abrams G, Merriman JD, Langford DJ, Leutwyler H, Baggott C, Kober K, Aouizerat BE, Miaskowski C. Associations between cytokine genes and a symptom cluster of pain, fatigue, sleep disturbance, and depression in patients prior to breast cancer surgery. Biol Res Nurs. 2015 May; 17(3):237-47. PMID: 25304131.
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    10. Leutwyler H, Hubbard EM, Dowling GA. Adherence to a Videogame-Based Physical Activity Program for Older Adults with Schizophrenia. Games Health J. 2014 Aug; 3(4):227-33. PMID: 26192371.
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    11. Dhruva A, Aouizerat BE, Cooper B, Paul SM, Dodd M, West C, Wara W, Lee K, Dunn LB, Langford DJ, Merriman JD, Baggott C, Cataldo J, Ritchie C, Kober KM, Leutwyler H, Miaskowski C. Cytokine gene associations with self-report ratings of morning and evening fatigue in oncology patients and their family caregivers. Biol Res Nurs. 2015 Mar; 17(2):175-84. PMID: 24872120.
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    12. Leutwyler H, Hubbard E, Jeste D, Miller B, Vinogradov S. Association between schizophrenia symptoms and neurocognition on mobility in older adults with schizophrenia. Aging Ment Health. 2014; 18(8):1006-12. PMID: 24697281; PMCID: PMC4177266.
    13. Leung G, Baggott C, West C, Elboim C, Paul SM, Cooper BA, Abrams G, Dhruva A, Schmidt BL, Kober K, Merriman JD, Leutwyler H, Neuhaus J, Langford D, Smoot BJ, Aouizerat BE, Miaskowski C. Cytokine candidate genes predict the development of secondary lymphedema following breast cancer surgery. Lymphat Res Biol. 2014 Mar; 12(1):10-22. PMID: 24502445; PMCID: PMC3961780.
    14. Miaskowski C, Paul SM, Cooper B, West C, Levine JD, Elboim C, Hamolsky D, Abrams G, Luce J, Dhruva A, Langford DJ, Merriman JD, Kober K, Baggott C, Leutwyler H, Aouizerat BE. Identification of patient subgroups and risk factors for persistent arm/shoulder pain following breast cancer surgery. Eur J Oncol Nurs. 2014 Jun; 18(3):242-53. PMID: 24485012; PMCID: PMC4013216.
    15. Langford DJ, West C, Elboim C, Cooper BA, Abrams G, Paul SM, Schmidt BL, Levine JD, Merriman JD, Dhruva A, Neuhaus J, Leutwyler H, Baggott C, Sullivan CW, Aouizerat BE, Miaskowski C. Variations in potassium channel genes are associated with breast pain in women prior to breast cancer surgery. J Neurogenet. 2014 Mar-Jun; 28(1-2):122-35. PMID: 24392765; PMCID: PMC4035357.
    16. Merriman JD, Aouizerat BE, Cataldo JK, Dunn L, Cooper BA, West C, Paul SM, Baggott CR, Dhruva A, Kober K, Langford DJ, Leutwyler H, Ritchie CS, Abrams G, Dodd M, Elboim C, Hamolsky D, Melisko M, Miaskowski C. Association between an interleukin 1 receptor, type I promoter polymorphism and self-reported attentional function in women with breast cancer. Cytokine. 2014 Feb; 65(2):192-201. PMID: 24315345; PMCID: PMC3927406.
    17. Stephens K, Cooper BA, West C, Paul SM, Baggott CR, Merriman JD, Dhruva A, Kober KM, Langford DJ, Leutwyler H, Luce JA, Schmidt BL, Abrams GM, Elboim C, Hamolsky D, Levine JD, Miaskowski C, Aouizerat BE. Associations between cytokine gene variations and severe persistent breast pain in women following breast cancer surgery. J Pain. 2014 Feb; 15(2):169-80. PMID: 24411993; PMCID: PMC4331184.
    18. Leutwyler H, Hubbard EM, Jeste DV, Miller B, Vinogradov S. Associations of schizophrenia symptoms and neurocognition with physical activity in older adults with schizophrenia. Biol Res Nurs. 2014 Jan; 16(1):23-30. PMID: 24057223; PMCID: PMC4059545.
    19. Dhruva A, Aouizerat BE, Cooper B, Paul SM, Dodd M, West C, Wara W, Lee K, Dunn LB, Langford DJ, Merriman JD, Baggott C, Cataldo J, Ritchie C, Kober K, Leutwyler H, Miaskowski C. Differences in morning and evening fatigue in oncology patients and their family caregivers. Eur J Oncol Nurs. 2013 Dec; 17(6):841-8. PMID: 24012189; PMCID: PMC3867806.
    20. Leutwyler H, Hubbard EM, Slater M, Jeste DV. "It's good for me": physical activity in older adults with schizophrenia. Community Ment Health J. 2014 Jan; 50(1):75-80. PMID: 23748553; PMCID: PMC3812241.
    21. Leutwyler HC, Fox PJ, Wallhagen M. Medication adherence among older adults with schizophrenia. J Gerontol Nurs. 2013 Feb; 39(2):26-34; quiz 35. PMID: 23327119; PMCID: PMC4095825.
    22. Leutwyler H, Hubbard EM, Vinogradov S, Dowling GA. Videogames to Promote Physical Activity in Older Adults with Schizophrenia. Games Health J. 2012 Oct; 1(5):381-383. PMID: 24761318.
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    23. Leutwyler H, Hubbard EM, Jeste DV, Vinogradov S. "We're not just sitting on the periphery": a staff perspective of physical activity in older adults with schizophrenia. Gerontologist. 2013 Jun; 53(3):474-83. PMID: 22936534; PMCID: PMC3635853.
    24. Leutwyler, H., Hubbard, E., Vinogradov, S., and Dowling, G. Games for Health Journal. Video Games to Promote Physical Activity in Older Adults with Schizophrenia. 2012; 5(1):381-383.
    25. Leutwyler HC, Wallhagen M, McKibbin C. The impact of symptomatology on response to a health promoting intervention among older adults with schizophrenia. Diabetes Educ. 2010 Nov-Dec; 36(6):945-55. PMID: 21119068.
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    26. Leutwyler HC, Chafetz L, Wallhagen M. Older adults with schizophrenia finding a place to belong. Issues Ment Health Nurs. 2010 Aug; 31(8):507-13. PMID: 20624018.
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    27. Leutwyler HC, Wallhagen MI. Understanding physical health of older adults with schizophrenia: building and eroding trust. J Gerontol Nurs. 2010 May; 36(5):38-45. PMID: 19928709.
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