Faculty: Chyun

Deborah Chyun

Deborah Chyun

PhD, RN, FAHA, FAAN
Dean and Professor

deborah.chyun@uconn.edu
P: (860) 486-0537
F: (860) 486-9085
University of Connecticut
School of Nursing
Storrs Hall, Room 102A
231 Glenbrook Road, Unit 4026
Storrs, Connecticut 06269

Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests

Cardiovascular Disease
Diabetes

Selected Publications

Caceres, W., Brody, A., LUscombe, R.E., Primiano, J.E., Marusca, P., Sitts, E.M., & Chyun, D. A systematic review of cardiovascular disease in sexual minority men and women. Am J Public Health, 2017, 107: 313-e21. (Data-based).

McCarthy, M.M., Wackers, F., Davey, J., Chyun, D. Physical inactivity and cardiac events: An analysis of the Detection of Ischemia in Asymptomatic Diabetics (DIAD) Study. Journal of Clinical and Translational Endocrinology, 2017, 9:8-14, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcte.2017.05.005

McCarthy, M., Dickson, V.V., Katz, S., & Chyun, D. An exercise counseling intervention in minority adults with heart failure. Rehabilitation Nursing, 2016. (Data-based). doi:10.1002/rnj.265.

Souffront, K., Chyun, D., Ogedegbe, G., & Kovner, C. Barriers and facilitators to referral for asymptomatic hypertension in the emergency department: A multidisciplinary survey of ED providers in the US. Journal of Hypertens Manag, 2016, 2:007. (Data-based).

Melnyk, B., Orsain, L., Braun, L.T., Chyun, D.A., Conn, V.S., Dunbar Jacob, J., Lewis, L.M., Melkus, G.D., Millan, A., Rice, V.H., Wilbur, J., Nowlin, S., Olin, A.R., & Taylor, T.D. The Million Hearts® initiative: Guidelines and best practices. The Nurse Practitioner, 2016, 41:46-53. Doi:10.1097/01.NPR.0000480685.29208.52.

Rich, M.W., Chyun, D., Skolnick, A.H., Alexander, K.P., Forman, D.E., Dalane W. Kitzman, D.W., Maurer, M.S., McClurken, J., Resnick, B., Win K. Shen, W.K., & Tirschwell, D. Knowledge gaps in older adult populations: A scientific statement from the American Heart Association Writing Committee. JACC, 2016, doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2016.03.004.

Rich, M.W., Chyun, D., Skolnick, A.H., Alexander, K.P., Forman, D.E., Dalane W. Kitzman, D.W., Maurer, M.S., McClurken, J., Resnick, B., Win K. Shen, W.K., & Tirschwell, D. Knowledge gaps in older adult populations: A scientific statement from the American Heart Association Writing Committee. JAGS, 2016, 10.1161/CIR.0000000000000380.

Rich, M.W., Chyun, D., Skolnick, A.H., Alexander, K.P., Forman, D.E., Dalane W. Kitzman, D.W., Maurer, M.S., McClurken, J., Resnick, B., Win K. Shen, W.K., & Tirschwell, D. (2016). Knowledge gaps in older adult populations: A scientific statement from the American Heart Association Writing Committee. Circulation, 2016, 133: 2103-22; JACC, 67, 2419-40. doi: 10.1161/CIR.0000000000000380.

Dickson, V.V., Chyun, D., Caridi, C., Gregory, J.K., Katz, S. Low literacy self-care management patient education for a multi-lingual heart failure population: Results of a pilot study. Applied Nursing Research, 2016, 29:122-4. Doi: 10.1016/j.apnr.2015.06.002.

Golden, S.H., Regensteiner, J.G., Huebschmann, A.G., Barrett-Connor, E., Chang, A.Y., Chyun, D., Fox, C.S., Kim, C., Mehta, N., Reckelhoff, J., Reusch, J.E.B., Rexrode, K.M., Sumner, A.E., Welty, F.K., Wenger, N.K, Barrett, C., Anton, B. Sex differences in the cardiovascular consequences of diabetes mellitus. Circulation, 2015, 132: 2425-47. Doi: 10.1161/CIR0000000000000343.

McCarthy, M., V Dickson, V.V., Katz, S.D., Sciacca, K., & Chyun, D.A. Process evaluation of an exercise counseling intervention using motivational interviewing. Applied Nursing Research, 2015, 28:156-62.http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apnr.2014.09.006.

Souffront, K., Chyun, D., & Kovner, C. Barriers to referral for elevated blood pressure in the emergency department and differences between provider type. Journal of Clinical Hypertension, 2015, 17, 207-14. doi: 10.1111/jch.12468. (Data-based).

Chyun, D.A., Wackers, F.J.Th., Inzucchi, S.E., Jose, P., Weiss, C., Davey, Heller, G.V., Iskandrian, A.E., Young, L.H., for the DIAD Investigators. Autonomic dysfunction independently predicts poor cardiovascular outcomes in asymptomatic individuals with type 2 diabetes in the DIAD study. SAGE Open Medicine, 2015. DOI: 10.1177/2050312114568476. (Data-based).

Lew, K.N., Nowlin, S., Chyun, D.A., & Melkus, G.D. State of the science: diabetes self- management interventions led by nurse principal investigators. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 2014, 36:1111-57. Published online May 7, 2014, doi:101177/0193945914532033.

McCarthy, M.M., Wakers, F.J.Th., Young, L.H, Inzucchi, S.E., Davey, J., & Chyun, D.A.Predictors of physical inactivity in men and women with type 2 diabetes from the Detection of Ischemia in Asymptomatic Diabetics (DIAD) study. Diabetes Educator, 2014, 40 (5):768-87. Published online before print June 18, 2014, doi: 10.1177/0145721714540055. (Data-based).

Dickson, V.V., Nocella, J., Yoon, H.W., Hammer, M., Melkus, G.D., & Chyun, D.Cardiovascular disease self-care interventions. Nursing Research and Practice, 2013, 2013:Article ID 407608 doi:10.1155/2013/407608.

Jingcheng, S., Chyun, D., Sun, Z.Q., & Zhou, L. Assessing the stigma toward chronic carriers of hepatitis B virus: development and validation of a Chinese college students’ stigma scale. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 2013, 43:E46-E55. doi: 10.1111/jasp.12040. (Data-based).

Hage, F.G., Iskandrian, A.E., Inzucchi, S.E., Wackers, F.J.Th., Bansal, S., Chyun, D.A., Davey, J.A., Young, L.H., for the DIAD Investigators. The heart rate response to adenosine: A simple predictor of adverse cardiac outcomes in asymptomatic patients with type 2 diabetes. International Journal of Cardiology, 2013, 167. 2952-7, #627862. Published on-line September 14, 2012. (Data-based).

Honors/Awards

The John W. Rowe Professorship in Successful Aging, 2014

Fellow, New York Academy of Medicine, 2014

2013 Distinguished Nurse Researcher Award, Foundation of New York State Nurses, November, 2013

90 Nurses for 90 Years. (Alumni recognition award). Yale University School of Nursing. October 5, 2013

Fellow, Leadership for Academic Nursing Program, American Association of Colleges of Nursing, Washington, DC, 2013-14

Vernice Ferguson Faculty Scholar, NYU College of Nursing, October 2012

Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing, November 2008

Dorothy Sexton Mentorship Award. Delta Mu Chapter, Sigma Theta Tau, November 2006

Fellow of the American Heart Association and the Council on Cardiovascular Nursing, September 2002

Distinguished Alumna Award, Yale University School of Nursing, June 2002

Finalist, American Heart Association, Council on Cardiovascular Nursing, Martha N. Hill New Investigator Award, November 1999

Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship in Geriatric Nursing Research. The John A. Hartford Foundation Institute for Geriatric Nursing, Division of Nursing, School of Education, New York University, 1998

Selected Professional Activities

2013 – present
International Academy of Nurse Educators

2013 – present
International Network for Doctoral Education in Nursing

2012 – present
Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science

1990 – present
Eastern Nursing Research Society

1987 – present
American Heart Association

1986 – present
Sigma Theta Tau, Delta Mu Chapter