Associate Dean for Research
- West Virginia University School of Nursing
- Office of Research and Scholarly Activities
- PhD, University of Kansas, 1996
- MSc, University of Edinburgh, 1991
- BSN, Saraburi Nursing College, 1984
- WVU Hospitals Endowed Evidence-Based Practice Research Professor - (August 1, 2016)
- Arteriosclerosis/Heart Failure Research Prize, Council on Cardiovascular and Stroke Nursing - (November 11, 2013)
- Faculty Research Investigator Award - (October 10, 2011)
- Mayo Clinic CTSA Research Practicum Awardee - (October 12, 2010)
- K-30 Fellowship - (October 1, 2007)
About Ubolrat Piamjariyakul
I believe innovative programs are crucial to providing vulnerable populations with culturally relevant skills that will improve heart failure self-management, reduce re-hospitalizations and costs, and prevent and alleviate caregiver burden. My research addresses national and global priorities for translating outcomes into practice and developing comprehensive interventions for everyday use to reduce healthcare disparities and prevent untoward outcomes. I received the recent Heart Failure Translational Research award from the American Heart Associationâ€™s Council on Cardiovascular Nursing, recognizing my dedication to working with vulnerable populations. In addition, I have long-standing collaborations with other research faculty with whom I developed, translated, and tested new assessment tools for cancer therapy-related symptoms and other chronic conditions in patients and families living in Thailand, the Philippines, and China. My involvement in these studies prepared me to be aware of culturally sensitive issues in conducting research among diverse populations, and has provided me with invaluable international progressive leadership opportunities.
Teaching interests: Mentoring research faculty and graduate students.
My research is focused on interventions that will effectively prevent avoidable acute care hospitalizations and reduce health disparities. My research addresses national and global priorities for translating outcomes into practice and developing comprehensive interventions for everyday use to reduce healthcare disparities and prevent untoward outcomes.