Yang, Kyeongra

Assistant Professor
Lienhard School of Nursing
Pace University
861 Bedford Road
Pleasantville, NY 10570
Phone: 914-773-3242
Email: kyang@pace.edu


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.

Selected publications:

Yang, K., Turk, M. T., Allison, V. L., James, K. A., & Chasens, E. R. (2014). Body Mass Index self-perception and weight management behaviors during late adolescence. Journal of School Health, 84(10), 654-660.

Yang, K., Woomer, G. R., Agbemenu, K., & Williams, L. (in press, 2014). Relate better and judge less: Poverty simulation promoting culturally competent care in community health nursing. Nurse Education in Practice.

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, clear26(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.