Jillian Inouye, Ph.D., APRN, FAAN

Professor and Associate Dean for Research


Jillian Inouye serves as the associate dean for Research for the Schools of Nursing and Allied Health Sciences. A prolific researcher, Inouye joined UNLV in spring 2013 from the University of Hawaii at Manoa School of Nursing. She is a licensed psychologist and psychiatric/mental health nurse.

Her research foci are lifestyle behaviors, health disparities, chronic illness and self-management. Inouye is currently conducting an international research project on diet and exercise in Thailand.

Inouye has been the principal investigator of four NIH grants:

  • A P20 to establish the Center for 'Ohana (family) and Self-Management of Chronic Illnesses to advance knowledge in the field of 'ohana self-management to improve health- related quality of life and reduce health disparities in ethnically diverse populations with chronic illnesses.
  • A G11 grant to establish the Office of Research Development to enhance faculty opportunities to secure funding for and conduct collaborative biomedical and behavioral research and engage in research training for faculty and students.
  • Two RO1s on Cognitive Behavioral Intervention in Diabetes Self-Management to determine the effectiveness of cognitive behavior intervention in enhancing adherence to self-management strategies for Asian/Pacific Islanders with type 2 diabetes, determine  the effectiveness of cognitive behavioral intervention in improvement health outcomes of quality of life and glycemic control for Asian/Pacific Islanders with type 2 diabetes, and identify unique response to treatment of Asian/Pacific Islanders with type 2 diabetes.
  • The second RO1 was a faculty diversity supplement from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act on diabetes.

She also served as principal investigator (PI) of a Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) grant for the first on-line PhD program at University of Hawaii at Manoa; PI of a Fogarty International grant; co-investigator of a Tri-Service grant for use of technology by military public health nurses to prevent child abuse; Core-Co-Director for Community Research Training and Education of a RCMI Multidisciplinary and Translational Research Infrastructure Expansion grant; Director of Clinical Research, Education, Mentoring and Career Development Key Core Activity, as part of the $20.3 million Clinical Translational Research Infrastructure Network infrastructure grant from the NIH;  faculty mentor of NIH supported Minority Access to Research Careers; and faculty on a Maternal Child Health-LEND grant.

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