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Jill Esquivel, RN, PhD, NP

TitleAssociate Professor
SchoolUCSF School of Nursing
DepartmentPhysiological Nursing
Address550 16th Street
San Francisco CA 94158
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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. Weyland PG, Grant WB, Howie-Esquivel J. 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. PMID: 25184368; PMCID: PMC4179168.
    2. Park LG, Howie-Esquivel J, Whooley MA, Dracup K. 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. PMID: 24853566.
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    3. Hasanien AA, Drew BJ, Howie-Esquivel J. 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. PMID: 23839573.
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    4. Park LG, Howie-Esquivel J, Dracup K. A quantitative systematic review of the efficacy of mobile phone interventions to improve medication adherence. J Adv Nurs. 2014 Sep; 70(9):1932-53. PMID: 24689978.
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    5. Park LG, Howie-Esquivel J, Dracup K. Electronic measurement of medication adherence. West J Nurs Res. 2015 Jan; 37(1):28-49. PMID: 24577868.
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    6. Zaharias E, Cataldo J, Mackin L, Howie-Esquivel J. Simple measures of function and symptoms in hospitalized heart failure patients predict short-term cardiac event-free survival. Nurs Res Pract. 2014; 2014:815984. PMID: 24672717; PMCID: PMC3941587.
    7. 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. . Culturally-appropriate education can improve self-care in hispanic patients with heart failure: A pilot study. Cardiology Research. 2014; 3-4(5):91-100.
    8. Park LG, Howie-Esquivel J, Chung ML, Dracup K. 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. PMID: 24321403.
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    9. Hasanien AA, Drew BJ, Howie-Esquivel J, Fung G, Harris P. 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. PMID: 23597403; PMCID: PMC3700626.
    10. White M, Garbez R, Carroll M, Brinker E, Howie-Esquivel J. 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. PMID: 22580624.
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    11. Howie-Esquivel J, Zaharias E. . Pervasive immobility among patients hospitalized with heart failure. Journal of Cardiology Research. Cardiology Research. 2013; 1(4):e15-25.
    12. Howie-Esquivel J, Zaharias E. . Pervasive immobility among patients hospitalized with heart failure. Journal of Cardiology Research. Cardiology Research. 2013; 1(4):e15-25.
    13. Robinson S, Howie-Esquivel J, Vlahov D. Readmission risk factors after hospital discharge among the elderly. Popul Health Manag. 2012 Dec; 15(6):338-51. PMID: 22823255.
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    14. Howie-Esquivel J, Spicer JG. Association of partner status and disposition with rehospitalization in heart failure patients. Am J Crit Care. 2012 May; 21(3):e65-73. PMID: 22549582.
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    15. Prasun MA, Casida J, Howie-Esquivel J, Pozehl B, Fahlberg B, Johnson C, Mock J, Quinn J, Yehle K, Baas L. Practice patterns of heart failure nurses. Heart Lung. 2012 May; 41(3):218-25. PMID: 22425259.
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    16. Howie-Esquivel J, Dracup K. Communication with hospitalized heart failure patients. Eur J Cardiovasc Nurs. 2012 Jun; 11(2):216-22. PMID: 21470912.
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    17. Hwang B, Fleischmann KE, Howie-Esquivel J, Stotts NA, Dracup K. Caregiving for patients with heart failure: impact on patients' families. Am J Crit Care. 2011 Nov; 20(6):431-41; quiz 442. PMID: 22045140.
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    18. Hwang B, Howie-Esquivel J, Fleischmann KE, Stotts NA, Dracup K. Family caregiving in pulmonary arterial hypertension. Heart Lung. 2012 Jan-Feb; 41(1):26-34. PMID: 21592575.
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    19. Faigeles B, Howie-Esquivel J, Miaskowski C, Stanik-Hutt J, Thompson C, White C, Wild LR, Puntillo K. Predictors and use of nonpharmacologic interventions for procedural pain associated with turning among hospitalized adults. Pain Manag Nurs. 2013 Jun; 14(2):85-93. PMID: 23688362; PMCID: PMC3660704.
    20. Howie-Esquivel J, Lee J, Collier G, Mehling W, Fleischmann K. Yoga in heart failure patients: a pilot study. J Card Fail. 2010 Sep; 16(9):742-9. PMID: 20797598.
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    21. White MM, Howie-Esquivel J, Caldwell MA. Improving heart failure symptom recognition: a diary analysis. J Cardiovasc Nurs. 2010 Jan-Feb; 25(1):7-12. PMID: 20134279.
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    22. Howie-Esquivel J, Dracup K. Does oxygen saturation or distance walked predict rehospitalization in heart failure? J Cardiovasc Nurs. 2008 Jul-Aug; 23(4):349-56. PMID: 18596499.
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    23. Howie-Esquivel J, Dracup K. 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. PMID: 17884378.
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    24. Howie-Esquivel J, Fontaine DK. The evolving role of the acute care nurse practitioner in critical care. Curr Opin Crit Care. 2006 Dec; 12(6):609-13. PMID: 17077696.
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