Mo Sin, PhD, RN

Post-Doctoral, University of Washington
PhD, University of Alabama at Birmingham
MSN, University of South Florida
BSN, University of South Florida

Associate Professor

Phone: (206) 296-5667

Building/Room: Garrand 313

Areas of Interest

Cardiovascular health promotion, adults/older adults, physical activity/exercise, biophysical measures, Korean immigrants, cancer prevention, cardiovascular disease comorbidities, and Alzheimers’ dementia

Education

Post-doctoral training, University of Washington Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Systems, Seattle, WA
PhD, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL
MSN, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
Major: Adult Nurse Practitioner Program
BSN, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL

Teaching

N301 Foundation of Professional Nursing (Lab)
N303 Health Assessment (Lab)
N335 Nursing Care of Older Adults - Clinical
N360 Nursing Research Methods
N504 Concepts and Theories for Advanced Practice Nursing
N514 Critical Inquiry I
N4791 Senior Practicum
N6703 DNP Seminar

Referred Publications

Sin, M.K., & Bliquez, R. (in press). Teaching evidence-based practice to undergraduate nursing students. Journal of Professional Nursing.

Sin, M.K. (2017). Lung cancer disparities and African Americans. Public Health Nursing. (Epub ahead of print) PMID: 28485475

Ando, E., & Sin, M.K. (2017). Waist measurement as an aid to Type II diabetes screening among Asian Americans. Perspectives in Public Health, 137(1), 36-37. PMID: 28074685

Sin, M.K., Yip, M.P., Kimura, A., & Tu, S.P. (2017). Facilitators and hindrances of implementing colorectal cancer screening intervention among Vietnamese Americans. Cancer Nursing. PMID: 26846627 

Sin, M.K., & Kim, I.H. (2017). Facilitators and barriers to gastric cancer screening among Korean Americans. Cancer Nursing, 40(4), E59-E65. PMID: 27636129 

Shin, C., Sin, M.K., Lee, E., Lee, J., AN, K., & Sim, J. (2016). Depression and anxiety one month after stroke. Asian/Pacific Island Nursing Journal, 1(3), 82-90.

Sin, M.K., Ha, A.R., & Taylor, V. (2016). Sociocultural barriers to lung cancer screening among Korean immigrant men. Journal of Community Health, 41(4), 790-797. PMID: 26846627

Sin, M.K., Taylor, V., & Tu, S.P. (2016) Issues on lung cancer screening among Asian Americans. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health. 1(3). PMID: 26048357 

Sin, M.K. (2015). Cardiovascular health profiles among Asian Americans: A literature review of sociocultural factors related to the profiles and culturally-tailored interventions. Journal of Cardiovascular Disease. 3(6), 413-418.

Sin, M.K., Ibarra, B., Tae, T., & Murphy, P.J.M. (2015) Effect of a RCT walking program on walking behavior, stress, depressive symptoms and cardiovascular biomarkers in older Korean Immigrants. Journal of Korean Biological Nursing Science, 17(2), 89-96.

Sin, M.K. (2015). A qualitative analysis of stress and coping in Korean immigrant women in middle-and older-adulthood. Issues in Mental Health Nursing. 36(1), 52-9. PMID: 25517124

Jones, L.G., Sin, M.K., Hage, E., Kheirbek, R.E., Morgan, C.J., Zile, M.R., … Allman, R.M. (2015). Characteristics and outcomes of patients with advanced chronic systolic heart failure receiving care at the Veterans Affairs vs. other hospitals: Insights from the BEST trial. Circulation: Heart Failure. 8(1),17-24. PMID: 25480782

Li, I.C., Kuo, H.T., Sin, M.K., & Liu, C.T. (2015). Medication use in community-residing older adults in Taiwan: A Comparison between conventional and complementary and alternative medications. Journal of Community Health. 40(2), 301-7. PMID: 25120230

Taylor, V., Ko, L., Hwang, J.H., Sin, M.K., & Inadomi, J. (2014). Gastric cancer in Asian American populations – a neglected health disparity. The Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention.15(24),10565-71. PMID: 25605140

Kimura, A., Sin, M.K., Spigner, C., Tran, A., & Tu, S.P. (2014). Barriers and facilitators to colorectal cancer screening in Vietnamese Americans: a qualitative analysis. Journal of Cancer Education, 29(4), 728-34. PMID:24756545

Sin, M.K. (2013). Culturally-related health risks: gastric cancer and Asian Americans. The Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 9(10), 706-7.

Sin, M.K. & Hirsch, A. (2013). Overview of health care utilization and hypertension management in elderly Korean immigrants. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, 15(6), 1090-5. PMID: 23054538

Sin, M.K. (2013). Voices of culturally diverse faculty on strategies for facilitating their success in academia. Journal of Professional Nursing, 29, 282-6. PMID: 24075261

Sin, M.K. (2012). Personal characteristics predictive of depressive symptoms in Hispanics with heart failure. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 33, 522-27. PMID: 22849779

Sin, M.K. (2012). Facilitating successful transition of culturally diverse faculty in academia. Nurse Educator, 37(4), 141-2. PMID: 22688867

Oh, H.J., Sin, M.K., Schepp, K.G., Choi-Kwon, S., & Lee, K.W. (2012). Depression and functional status among amyotrophic lateral sclerosis patients in Korea: A questionnaire survey. Rehabilitation Nursing, 37(3), 136-144. PMID: 22549631

Fitzpatrick, A.F., Steinman, L.E., Tu, S., Kiet, A.L., Thanh, G.N., & Sin, M.K. (2012). Using Photovoice to understand cardiovascular health awareness in Asian elders, Health Promotion Practice, 13(1), 48-54. PMID: 21057047

Sin, M.K., Jordan, P., & Park, S.H. (2011). Perceptions of depression in Korean American immigrants. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 32, 177-83. PMID: 21341952

Sin, M.K., Choe, M.A., Kim, J.I, Murphy, P., Chae, Y.R., & Jeon, M.Y. (2011). Perceived health, life satisfaction, and cardiovascular health status in elderly Korean immigrants and elderly Koreans. Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 37(3):43-52. PMID: 21053808

Ton, T., Steinman, L., Yip, N.P., Ly, K.A., Sin, M.K., Fitzpatrick, A.L., & Tu, S.P. (2011). Knowledge and perceptions of cardiovascular health in Asian immigrants. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, 13(1), 127-39. PMID: 20306224

Sin, M.K., Fitzpatrick, A.F., & Lee, K. Cardiovascular health perceptions in multigenerational Korean immigrants. (2010) Family & Community Health, 33(4), 254-261. PMID: 20736753

Sin, M.K., Choe, M.A., Kim, J.I, Chae, Y.R., & Jeon, M.Y. (2010) Cross-cultural comparison of depression between elderly Korean immigrants and elderly Koreans. Research in Gerontological Nursing, 3, 1-8. PMID: 20143752

Fitzpatrick, A.F., Steinman, L.E., Tu, S., Kiet, A.L., Thanh, G.N., & Sin, M.K. (2009). Communicating with pictures: using Photovoice to portray perceptions of cardiovascular health in Asian Immigrants. American Journal of Public Health, 99, 2147-9. PMID: 19903905

Sin, M.K., Choe, M.A., Kim, J.I, Chae, Y.R., Jeon, M.Y., & Vezeau, T. (2009) Cross-cultural comparison of biophysical index, functional capacity, and depression in relation to physical activity between elderly Korean immigrants and elderly Koreans. Research in Gerontological Nursing, 2(1), 20-29. PMID: 20077990

Sin, M.K., Kang, D.H., & Weaver, M.T. (2005). Relationships of asthma knowledge, self-management, and social support in African American adolescents with asthma. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 42, 307-313. PMID: 15708017

Sin, M.K., Belza, B., LoGerfo, J., & Cunningham, S. (2005). Evaluation of an exercise program designed for elderly Korean Americans. Public Health Nursing, 22, 407-13. PMID: 16229733

Sin, M.K., LoGerfo, J., Belza, B., & Cunningham, S. (2004). Factors influencing Exercise participation and quality of life among elderly Korean Americans. Journal of Cultural Diversity, 11(4), 139-145. PMID: 15786798

Sin, M.K., Sanderson, B., Weaver, M., Giger, J., Pemberton, J., & Klapow, J. (2004). Personal characteristics, health status, physical activity, and quality of life in cardiac rehabilitation participants. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 41, 173-81. PMID: 14725781

Refereed Book

Murphy, P.J.M., Allen, I.R., & Sin, M.K. (2011). Methodological issues in immigrant health research. In S. Loue & M. Sajatovic (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Immigrant Health (1st ed.). New York, NY: Springer.

Scholarly Presentations (past 5 years)

3/2017 “Understanding perceptions of gastric cancer risks among Korean Americans” Asian American Pacific Islander Nurses Association, University of Hawaii, Manoa, HW.

11/2016 Factors influencing decisions to continue smoking and stop smoking among Korean American men” Gerontological Society of America, New Orleans, LA. 

4/2016 “Facilitators and barriers to gastric cancer screening among Korean Americans” Western Institute of Nursing, Anaheim, CA. 

4/2016 “Sociocultural barriers to lung cancer screening among Korean immigrant men.” Western Institute of Nursing, Anaheim, CA.

6/2015 Symposium: “Asian Women’s Health in the U.S.” International Council of Nursing, Seoul, Korea.

4/2015 Poster presentation: “Heart disease management in older adults: A population-based study in California." Western Institute of Nursing, Albuquerque, NM.

4/12/14 Poster presentation “Cardiovascular Risk among Five Asian American Subgroups in California.” Western Institute of Nursing, Seattle, WA.

6/25/13 Paper presentation: “Effect of a RCT Walking Program on Walking Behavior, Stress, Depressive Symptoms and Cardiovascular Biomarkers in Older Korean Immigrants.” The 20th IAGG World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics, Seoul, Korea. 

4/12/2013 Poster presentation: “Factors influencing Colorectal Cancer Program implementation at a Community Clinic.” Western Institute of Nursing, Anaheim, CA.

11/14/12 Poster presentation: “Health care utilization and hypertension management in elderly Koreans.” Gerontological Society of America, San Diego, CA.

4/19/2012 Paper presentation: “Personal characteristics predictive of depression in Hispanics with heart failure.” Western Institute of Nursing, Portland, OR. 

11/20/11 Paper presentation: "Accumulated Feelings of Disadvantage: A Qualitative Analysis of Stress and Coping in Korean Immigrant Women.” Gerontological Society of America, Boston, MA.

2/12/2011 Paper presentation: “Perceptions of Depression in Korean American Immigrants.” 14th East Asian Forum of Nursing Scholars, Seoul, Korea.

11/21/2010 Poster presentation: “Perceptions of Depression in Korean American Immigrants.” Gerontological Society of America, New Orleans, LA.

5/7/2010 Paper presentation: “Perceived health, life satisfaction, and cardiovascular risk factors in elderly Korean immigrants and elderly Koreans.” Hope Heart Fellow Scholar Presentation, Seattle University, WA.

1/29/2010 Paper presentation: “Perceptions of depression among Korean American Immigrants.” College of Nursing lunchtime scholarship series, Seattle University, WA.