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Jill Howie Esquivel, PhD, FNP-BC, ACNP-BC, is an associate professor and coordinator of the Adult Geriatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Program. With dual-certification as a board-certified family and acute care nurse practitioner, she brings extensive professional nursing experience with a particular interest in patients with and at risk for serious cardiac conditions.
Dr. Esquivel’s research is focused on improving symptoms in patients with heart failure through patient engagement and self-care/compassion, with an emphasis on vulnerable populations. Her program of research has included the development of interventions that improve patient heart failure knowledge to improve self-care and symptoms. She has investigated methods for patient education, physical activity and practical strategies for daily self-care to improve symptom burden and the trajectory for long-term outcomes.
Esquivel earned her BSN from the University of San Francisco and her MS and PhD from the University of California, San Francisco, and is active in the American Heart Association, the Heart Failure Society of America, Sigma Theta Tau, and the Pulmonary Hypertension Association.
Doctoral Class Marshall, UCSF Graduate Students' Association (2015)
Award for Teaching Excellence, UCSF Graduate Division (2013)
Nurse Faculty Scholar, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (2011-2014)
Outstanding Faculty Mentorship Award , UCSF Graduate Students Association (2011)
Marie Cowan Young Investigator Award, American Heart Association (2010)
Fellow, American Heart Association (2009)
Faculty Enrichment Award for Teaching Excellence , UCSF School of Nursing (2008)