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Kavita Radhakrishnan


Associate Professor

The University of Texas at Austin

Kavita Radhakrishnan is an Associate Professor at the University of Texas School of Nursing.

Dr. Radhakrishnan has led NIH and other interdisciplinary funded research studies to apply innovations that address health disparities faced by underserved populations. Dr. Radhakrishnan’s research applies current and emerging technologies such as telemonitoring, connected sensors, and digital gaming to resolve clinical nursing research challenges such as heart failure self- management. She utilized a game-based intervention to motivate end-of-life planning in the ethnic minority group of South Asian Indians. The long-term goal of her research is to develop affordable and scalable health interventions that enable ‘aging in place’.
Currently she is the Principal Investigator of a study that examines digital gaming and connected sensors to enable heart failure self-management behaviors in older adults with funding from the National Institute of Health (NIH)/National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR). Dr. Radhakrishnan has served as an expert advisor at the American Heart Association’s policy task force on implementation of telehealth in cardiovascular and stroke care as well as the Texas Nurses Association’s End of Life Policy Task Force. Through dissemination in over 40 peer-reviewed publications and at over 40 national, international and regional conferences her research findings reach a wide audience of cardiovascular and health behavior researchers, healthcare providers and general public.
Dr. Radhakrishnan received her MS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Texas Arlington, BSN and PhD in Nursing from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and her Postdoctoral Fellowship from the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing.

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