Lorraine S. Evangelista, RN, PhD, FAAN
Lorraine S. Evangelista, PhD, RN, FAAN, Professor, Program in Nursing Science, University of California Irvine, received a Doctorate of Philosophy in Nursing from the UCLA School of Nursing, and her research interests are in information technology, self-care behaviors, and care of vulnerable patients (i.e. elderly, minorities) with heart failure. This interest led Dr. Evangelista to a new area of research examining the effects of remote monitoring on clinical status, weight, quality of life, cognitive status (e.g. knowledge, attitude, and beliefs), emotional well-being (e.g. perceived control, anxiety, and depression), and adherence behaviors (e.g. medications, diet and physical activity) of elderly Hispanic patients with chronic heart failure (CHF).