Education: Dr. Yang holds the following degrees: PhD in Nursing from the University of Texas, Austin; Master’s of Public Health from Seoul National University; and BS in Nursing from Chonbuk National University, Korea.
Area of Expertise: Community health nursing
Areas of Research: Physical activity, mind body intervention, prevention and management of diabetes, underserved and minority populations
Professional Experience: Dr. Yang was an Assistant Professor at the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing from 2005-2013. She also has experience as an Assistant Instructor at Inha University’s Department of Nursing, Korea. She worked as a staff nurse in the OR at Seoul National University Hospital.
Yang, K., Turk, M. T., Allison, V. L., James, K. A., & Chasens, E. R. (in press, 2014). BMI self-perception and weight management behaviors among late adolescents. Journal of School Health.
Cha, E., Yang, K., Lee, J., Min, J., Kim, K. H., Dunbar, S. B., & Jennings, B. M. (2012). Understanding cultural issues in diabetes self-management behaviors of Korean immigrants. Diabetes Educator, 38(6), 834-843. doi:10.1177/0145721712460283
Chasens, E. R. & Yang, K. (2012). Insomnia and physical activity in adults with prediabetes. Clinical Nursing Research,21(3), 294-308. doi:10.1177/1054773811411295
Calamaro, J. C., Yang, K., Ratcliffe, S., & Chasens, E. R. (2012) Wired at a young age: The effect of caffeine and technology on sleep duration and BMI in school age children. Journal of Pediatric Health Care, 26(4), 276-282. doi:10.1016/j.pedhc.2010.12.002
Yang, K., Woomer, G. R., & Matthews, J. T. (2012). Collaborative learning among undergraduate students in community health nursing. Nurse Education in Practice, 12(2), 72-76.doi: 10.1016/j.nepr.2011.07.005
Conroy, M. B., Yang, K., Elci, O. U., Gabriel, K. P., Styn, M. A., Wang, J., Kriska, A. M., Sereika, S. M., & Burke, L. E. (2011). Physical activity self-monitoring and weight loss: 6-month results of the SMART trial. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 43(8), 1568-74. doi: 10.1249/MSS.0b013e31820b9395
Yang, K.,Lee, Y., & Chasens, E. R. (2011). Outcomes of health care providers’ recommendations for healthy lifestyle among U.S. adults with pre-diabetes. Metabolic Syndrome and Related Disorders, 9(3), 231-237. doi: 10.1089/met.2010.0112
Yang, K., Bernardo, L. M., Sereika, S. M., Conroy, M. B., Balk, J., & Burke, L. E. (2011). Utilization of 3-month yoga program for adults at high risk for type 2 diabetes: A pilot study. Evidence Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, vol 2011, 6 pages. (Article ID257891; doi: 10.1093/ecam/nep117) Retrieved from http://downloads.hindawi.com/journals/ecam/2011/257891.pdf
Burke, L.E., Yang, K. and Acharya, S. D. (2010). Adherence to cardiovascular treatment regimens. In S. Woods, E.S.S. Froelicher, S. Underhill Motzer, and E.J. Bridges (Eds.), Cardiac Nursing (6th ed.). Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
Garand, L., Matthews, J. T., Courtney, K. L., Davies, M., Lingler, J. H., Schlenk, E. I., Yang, K., Bender, C. M., & Burke, L. E. (2010). Development and use of a tool to guide junior faculty in their progression toward promotion and tenure. Journal of Professional Nursing, 26(4), 207-213.
Yang, K., Chasens, E., Sereika, S. M., Burke, L. E. (2009). Revisiting the association between cardiovascular risk factors and diabetes: Data from a large population-based study. The Diabetes Educator, 35(5), 770-777. PMCID: 206324
Turk, M. W., Yang, K., Hravnak, M., Sereika, S. M., Ewing, L. J., Burke, L. E. (2009). Randomized clinical trials of weight-loss maintenance: A review. Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 24(1), 58-80.
Yang, K. (2007). A review of yoga programs for four leading risk factors of chronic disease. Evidence Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 4(4), 487-491
Yang, K., Laffrey, S.C., Stuifbergen, A., Im, E., May, K., & Kouzekanani, K. (2007). Leisure-time physical activity among midlife Korean immigrant women in the U.S. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, 9(4), 291-298.