University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195
My program of research focuses on brainwave entrainment for the management of hyper-arousal related health conditions such as insomnia and hypertension. I am currently conducting research to evaluate the effectiveness of the slow brainwave light-sound stimulation for sleep promotion in people with chronic pain. My general research interest is in the area of non-pharmacological approaches that empower self-regulation for health promotion.
I have taught in both undergraduate and graduate programs. My main teaching role is in the psychiatry and mental health specialty area. I believe in educating the whole person, with an emphasis on developing life-long learners and socially responsible health professionals.
Practice, Service, Community Involvement
Clinically, I am an Adult Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. My practice philosophy embraces interdisciplinary collaboration model. I believe the patient-provider partnership is the core for the optimal care outcome.
Current Research Projects
- Audio-visual stimulation to improve sleep in adults with chronic pain and comorbid insomnia.
- Multi-Faceted Audio-Relaxation Program for Older Adults with Comorbid Hypertension and Insomnia.
- The Effect of Audio Relaxation on Blood Pressure Reduction and Heart Rate Variability Enhancement.