Jill Esquivel, RN, PhD, NP

Title(s)Associate Professor, Physiological Nursing
SchoolSchool of Nursing
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    University of California, San FranciscoPh.D.2005 Nursing
    University of California, San FranciscoM.S.1991 Nursing (Family Nurse Practitioner)
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    Robert Wood Johnson2011  - 2014Fellowship
    American Heart Association2010  - 2011Marie Cowan Young Investigator Award
    American Heart Association2009Fellow
    UCSF2008  - 2009Faculty Enrichment Award
    Heart Failure Society of America2006  - 20071st Place Nursing Research Award

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    My program of research focuses on the development and testing of interventions for symptom management in heart failure patients. In particular, my research centers on improving patients’ and family members’ abilities to utilize self-management strategies to manage their heart failure and avoid hospitalizations. In addition, my research focuses on the further development and testing of these interventions in non-English speakers and Indigenous populations, where hospitalization rates as well as mortality from HF are significantly increased. Currently, I am testing an educational intervention that is designed to optimize the self-care skills for Spanish-speaking patients with heart failure. The ultimate goal of my program of research is to determine whether self-care interventions can improve symptoms, physical function, ho

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    1. Evaluation of the Feasibility of a Home-Based TeleYoga Intervention in Participants with Both Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and Heart Failure. J Altern Complement Med. 2017 Sep; 23(9):713-721. Donesky D, Selman L, McDermott K, Citron T, Howie-Esquivel J. . PMID: 28654302.
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    2. Development and feasibility testing of an education program to improve knowledge and self-care among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients with heart failure. Rural Remote Health. 2015 Jul-Sep; 15(3):3231. Clark RA, Fredericks B, Buitendyk NJ, Adams MJ, Howie-Esquivel J, Dracup KA, Berry NM, Atherton J, Johnson S. PMID: 26390941.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    3. A Strategy to Reduce Heart Failure Readmissions and Inpatient Costs. Cardiol Res. 2015 Feb; 6(1):201-208. Howie-Esquivel J, Carroll M, Brinker E, Kao H, Pantilat S, Rago K, De Marco T. PMID: 28197226; PMCID: PMC5295554.
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    4. Appropriateness and acceptability of a Tele-Yoga intervention for people with heart failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: qualitative findings from a controlled pilot study. BMC Complement Altern Med. 2015 Feb 07; 15:21. Selman L, McDermott K, Donesky D, Citron T, Howie-Esquivel J. . PMID: 25887324; PMCID: PMC4324792.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 20     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    5. Does sufficient evidence exist to support a causal association between vitamin D status and cardiovascular disease risk? An assessment using Hill's criteria for causality. Nutrients. 2014 Sep 02; 6(9):3403-30. Weyland PG, Grant WB, Howie-Esquivel J. . PMID: 25184368; PMCID: PMC4179168.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 19     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    6. Psychosocial factors and medication adherence among patients with coronary heart disease: A text messaging intervention. Eur J Cardiovasc Nurs. 2015 Jun; 14(3):264-73. Park LG, Howie-Esquivel J, Whooley MA, Dracup K. PMID: 24853566.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 22     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    7. Prevalence and prognostic significance of long QT interval in patients with acute coronary syndrome: review of the literature. J Cardiovasc Nurs. 2014 May-Jun; 29(3):271-9. Hasanien AA, Drew BJ, Howie-Esquivel J. . PMID: 23839573.
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    8. A quantitative systematic review of the efficacy of mobile phone interventions to improve medication adherence. J Adv Nurs. 2014 Sep; 70(9):1932-1953. Park LG, Howie-Esquivel J, Dracup K. PMID: 24689978.
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    9. Electronic measurement of medication adherence. West J Nurs Res. 2015 Jan; 37(1):28-49. Park LG, Howie-Esquivel J, Dracup K. PMID: 24577868.
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    10. Simple measures of function and symptoms in hospitalized heart failure patients predict short-term cardiac event-free survival. Nurs Res Pract. 2014; 2014:815984. Zaharias E, Cataldo J, Mackin L, Howie-Esquivel J. . PMID: 24672717; PMCID: PMC3941587.
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    11. Culturally-appropriate education can improve self-care in hispanic patients with heart failure: A pilot study. Cardiology Research. 2014; 3-4(5):91-100. Howie-Esquivel J, Bibbins-Domingo, Clark R, Evangelista L, Dracup K. Culturally-appropriate education can improve self-care in hispanic patients with heart failure: A pilot study. Cardiology Res. 2014;5(3-4):91-100. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.14740/cr346w.
    12. A text messaging intervention to promote medication adherence for patients with coronary heart disease: a randomized controlled trial. Patient Educ Couns. 2014 Feb; 94(2):261-8. Park LG, Howie-Esquivel J, Chung ML, Dracup K. PMID: 24321403.
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    13. Prevalence and prognostic significance of long QT interval among patients with chest pain: selecting an optimum QT rate correction formula. J Electrocardiol. 2013 Jul-Aug; 46(4):336-42. Hasanien AA, Drew BJ, Howie-Esquivel J, Fung G, Harris P. PMID: 23597403; PMCID: PMC3700626.
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    14. Using Novel Technology to Determine Mobility Among Hospitalized Heart Failure Patients: A Pilot Study. Cardiol Res. 2013 Feb; 4(1):15-25. Howie-Esquivel J, Zaharias E. PMID: 28348698; PMCID: PMC5358183.
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    15. Is "teach-back" associated with knowledge retention and hospital readmission in hospitalized heart failure patients? J Cardiovasc Nurs. 2013 Mar-Apr; 28(2):137-46. White M, Garbez R, Carroll M, Brinker E, Howie-Esquivel J. . PMID: 22580624.
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    16. Pervasive immobility among patients hospitalized with heart failure. Journal of Cardiology Research. Cardiology Research. 2013; 1(4):e15-25. Howie-Esquivel J, Zaharias E.
    17. Pervasive immobility among patients hospitalized with heart failure. Journal of Cardiology Research. Cardiology Research. 2013; 1(4):e15-25. Howie-Esquivel J, Zaharias E.
    18. Readmission risk factors after hospital discharge among the elderly. Popul Health Manag. 2012 Dec; 15(6):338-51. Robinson S, Howie-Esquivel J, Vlahov D. PMID: 22823255.
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    19. Association of partner status and disposition with rehospitalization in heart failure patients. Am J Crit Care. 2012 May; 21(3):e65-73. Howie-Esquivel J, Spicer JG. PMID: 22549582.
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    20. Practice patterns of heart failure nurses. Heart Lung. 2012 May; 41(3):218-25. Prasun MA, Casida J, Howie-Esquivel J, Pozehl B, Fahlberg B, Johnson C, Mock J, Quinn J, Yehle K, Baas L. PMID: 22425259.
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    21. Communication with hospitalized heart failure patients. Eur J Cardiovasc Nurs. 2012 Jun; 11(2):216-22. Howie-Esquivel J, Dracup K. PMID: 21470912.
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    22. Caregiving for patients with heart failure: impact on patients' families. Am J Crit Care. 2011 Nov; 20(6):431-41; quiz 442. Hwang B, Fleischmann KE, Howie-Esquivel J, Stotts NA, Dracup K. PMID: 22045140.
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    23. Family caregiving in pulmonary arterial hypertension. Heart Lung. 2012 Jan-Feb; 41(1):26-34. Hwang B, Howie-Esquivel J, Fleischmann KE, Stotts NA, Dracup K. PMID: 21592575.
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    24. Predictors and use of nonpharmacologic interventions for procedural pain associated with turning among hospitalized adults. Pain Manag Nurs. 2013 Jun; 14(2):85-93. Faigeles B, Howie-Esquivel J, Miaskowski C, Stanik-Hutt J, Thompson C, White C, Wild LR, Puntillo K. PMID: 23688362; PMCID: PMC3660704.
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    25. Yoga in heart failure patients: a pilot study. J Card Fail. 2010 Sep; 16(9):742-9. Howie-Esquivel J, Lee J, Collier G, Mehling W, Fleischmann K. PMID: 20797598.
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    26. Improving heart failure symptom recognition: a diary analysis. J Cardiovasc Nurs. 2010 Jan-Feb; 25(1):7-12. White MM, Howie-Esquivel J, Caldwell MA. PMID: 20134279.
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    27. Does oxygen saturation or distance walked predict rehospitalization in heart failure? J Cardiovasc Nurs. 2008 Jul-Aug; 23(4):349-56. Howie-Esquivel J, Dracup K. PMID: 18596499.
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    28. Biomarkers in acute cardiovascular disease. J Cardiovasc Nurs. 2008 Mar-Apr; 23(2):124-31. Howie-Esquivel J, White M. PMID: 18382255.
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    29. Effect of gender, ethnicity, pulmonary disease, and symptom stability on rehospitalization in patients with heart failure. Am J Cardiol. 2007 Oct 01; 100(7):1139-44. Howie-Esquivel J, Dracup K. PMID: 17884378.
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    30. The evolving role of the acute care nurse practitioner in critical care. Curr Opin Crit Care. 2006 Dec; 12(6):609-13. Howie-Esquivel J, Fontaine DK. PMID: 17077696.
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