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Joyce Giger

Joyce Giger Joyce Newman-Giger, Ed.D., APRN, BC, FAAN Professor Emerita Phone: (310) 206-0466 E-mail: [email protected]  


Joyce Giger is completed her MA, in Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing Ball State University in 1983. She completed her Ms in Indiana University, South Bend, 1979. She worked as Co-Chair, Expert Panel on Cultural Competence, American Academy of Nursing in 1999 – 2007. Dr Giger's research focuses on genetic indices and other physiological predictors of coronary heart disease among pre-menopausal African-American women (18-45) as they relate to designing culturally competent interventions to stop the phenotypical expression of risk indices for the development of coronary heart disease among this vulnerable population. Dr. Giger's research specifically takes into account gene-environmental interactions, diabetes, hypertension, and obesity, the metabolic syndrome in relations to the development of coronary heart disease in this vulnerable population.

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Transcultural nursingdiabetes, hypertension, and obesity


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