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Research Team: 

Meet the Research Team

Principal Investigator:
Dr. Ruth E. Taylor-Piliae, PhD, RN Dr. Ruth E. Taylor-Piliae, PhD, RN
  • Cardiovascular nurse scientist
  • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation 'Nurse Faculty Scholar'
    • Selected for prestigious program to advance careers of nation's most promising junior nurse faculty
  • Assistant Professor at the University of Arizona College of Nursing
  • Research Interests include: cardiovascular disease prevention and risk factor reduction, Tai Chi Exercise, physical activity among diverse groups of adults

Watch Dr. Taylor-Piliae discuss her research

For more information about Dr. Taylor-Piliae's research, please view her faculty page


Research Team:  
Tiffany Hoke

Tiffany Hoke

  • Certified Neuroscience Registered Nurse (CNRN)
  • Currently pursuing Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) and Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (ACNP) at the University of Arizona
  • She will be helping with the study interventions for the study.
Melinda Xeimantz

Melinda Zeimantz 

  • Geriatric Nurse Practitioner
  • Doctoral Student in the College of Nursing
  • Research interest: Utilizing communication strategies to promote participation in regular physical activity among community-dwelling older adults
  • Assists with the study interventions and will be assisting with data analysis


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