Sarah E. Choi, PhD, RN,FNP

Sarah E. Choi, PhD, RN, FNP, an Associate Professor in the School of Nursing at the University of California, Los Angeles received a Doctorate of Philosophy in Nursing from the University of California San Francisco and a Master of Science in Nursing from the University of California Los Angeles. Dr. Choi is interested in addressing health disparities in chronic disease management among underserved racial/ethnic minorities and immigrants through innovative community-based programs.




“Diabetes self-care program for older Korean immigrants and their spouses.” Dr. Choi’s RCMAR/CHIME- and UCLA CTSI-funded project sought to develop an effective diabetes self-management program for community dwelling Korean immigrant older adults and to test its feasibility and acceptability for this group, and to provide preliminary data for a randomized controlled trial to test the efficacy of the culturally tailored and modified diabetes self-care/spousal support program for this high-risk yet underserved ethnic minority elderly population.


  • Choi SE, Lee JJ, Park JJ, Sarkisian CA. Spousal support in diabetes self-management among Korean immigrant older adults. Research in Gerontological Nursing. 2014 Dec 1:1-11. Doi: 10.3928/19404221-20141120-01. PMID: 25420183.
  • Choi SE, Kwon I, Chang E, Araiza D, Thorpe CL, Sarkisian CA. Developing a culturally tailored stroke prevention walking programme for Korean immigrant seniors: a focus group study. Int J Older People Nurs. 2016 Jan 17. doi: 10.1111/opn.12114. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26778221.