Alona D. Angosta completed her PhD at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Her research interests include lifestyle interventions that emphasize self-management and physical activity to decrease obesity and cardiovascular disease risk; chronic illnesses among vulnerable populations; and reducing health disparities. She has received intramural and extramural grant funds to support research in these areas. She recently completed research projects funded by the IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE), a National Institutes of Health (NIH) program, as the principal investigator. She is currently investigating the physical function, physical activity level, and dietary consumption of fruits and vegetable among hypertensive Filipino Americans.
Angosta has published several articles in peer-reviewed journals, and presented at national and international professional conferences. She is a fellow of Nevada INBRE and the 2014 NIH/NINR’s Summer Genetics Institute Research Program. She is also a recipient of the John Crawford Neuman Systems Model Research Award.
In addition to research, Angosta teaches students within the baccalaureate and graduate nursing programs. She advises undergraduate, PhD, and MSN/NP students. She has chaired or been a member of PhD Dissertation, DNP Capstone, and MSN Capstone projects.
Angosta is a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner and maintains a clinical practice in Henderson, Nevada. Her clinical experience includes family practice, ambulatory and emergency care, internal medicine, trauma and critical care, military and cardiovascular nursing.
In terms of service, she has served as the vice president of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, Zeta Kappa Chapter from 2011-2013 and chair of the UNLV School of Nursing’s Scholarship Affairs Council from 2012-2014. She is a member of the UNLV School of Nursing’s Interdisciplinary Research Scholarship Day Task Force, MSN and PhD Graduate Committees. She is a member of the Nevada State Board of Nursing’s Advanced Practice Advisory Committee; Nevada Nurses Association; American Nurses Association; Asian American Pacific Islander Nurses Association; American Academy of Nurse Practitioners; and Phi Kappa Phi honor society.
She is also a reviewer of professional journals including the Journal of the American Heart Association, Journal of Cultural Diversity, and Journal of Aging and Physical Activity.