UCLA/Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science RCMAR/CHIME

CHIME Scholar

Sarah Choi

Sarah E. Choi, PhD, RN,FNP

Sarah E. Choi, PhD, RN, FNP, an Associate Professor in the School of Nursing at the University of California, Los Angeles received a Doctorate of Philosophy in Nursing from the University of California San Francisco and a Master of Science in Nursing from the University of California Los Angeles. Dr. Choi is interested in addressing health disparities in chronic disease management among underserved racial/ethnic minorities and immigrants through innovative community-based programs.

2012-2013 Pilot Project, "Diabetes self-care program for older Korean immigrants and their spouses."Dr. Choi's RCMAR/CHIME- and UCLA CTSI-funded project sought to develop an effective diabetes self-management program for community dwelling Korean immigrant older adults and to test its feasibility and acceptability for this group, and to provide preliminary data for a randomized controlled trial to test the efficacy of the culturally tailored and modified diabetes self-care/spousal support program for this high-risk yet underserved ethnic minority elderly population.

Pilot Project Publications:

  • Choi SE, Lee JJ, Park JJ, Sarkisian CA. Spousal support in diabetes self-management among Korean immigrant older adults. Research in Gerontological Nursing. 2014 Dec 1:1-11. Doi: 10.3928/19404221-20141120-01. PMID: 25420183.
  • Choi SE, Kwon I, Chang E, Araiza D, Thorpe CL, Sarkisian CA. Developing a culturally tailored stroke prevention walking programme for Korean immigrant seniors: a focus group study. Int J Older People Nurs. 2016 Jan 17. doi: 10.1111/opn.12114. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26778221.
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