Dr. Jeongok Logan’s clinical expertise stems from the care of adult patients with cardiovascular disease.  She received her PhD from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  In support of the Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Fellowship (F31) from the National Institutes of Health/National Institute of Nursing Research (NIH/NINR), her doctoral study explored the relationship between psychological stress and arterial stiffness in nonhypertensive Korean Americans.  She completed her post-doctoral fellowship with the Intramural Research Training Award (IRTA) at the NIH/NINR.  Her current research funded by Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award (K23) from NIH/NINR focuses on investigating the underlying mechanisms by which psychological stress contributes to arterial stiffness.  Her program of research includes identifying causal risk factors of arterial stiffness and developing culturally sensitive interventions for reduction of arterial stiffness in people at high risk of cardiovascular disease.

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Research Focus

Autonomic function; Arterial stiffness; Cardiovascular responses to psychological stress and anxiety; Cardiovascular risk of vulnerable populations; Complementary interventions

Clinical Focus

Cardiovascular health

Teaching Focus

Fundamentals of Nursing; Research Design and Methods


Journal Articles

Liu, X., Yan, G., Bullock, L., Barksdale, D. J., & Logan, J. G. (2021). Sleep moderates the association between arterial stiffness and 24-hour blood pressure variability. Sleep Medicine, 83, 222-229.

Kim-Godwin, Y. S., Lee, M. H., Logan, J. G., & Liu, X. (2021). Factors influencing sleep quality among female staff nurses during the early COVID-19 pandemic in the United States. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18(9), 1-10. doi:10.3390/ijerph18094827

Liu, X., Logan, J., Kwon, Y., Lobo, J. M., Kang, H., & Sohn, M. W. (2021). Visit-to-visit blood pressure variability and sleep architecture. Journal of Clinical Hypertension, 23(2), 323-30.

Logan, J.G., Yun, S., Bao, Y., Farber, E., & Farber, C.R. (2020). RNA-sequencing analysis of differential gene expression associated with arterial stiffness. Vascular, 28(5), 655-663. doi:10.1177/1708538120922650

Logan, J.G., Kang, H., & Kim, S., et al. (2020). Association of obesity with arterial stiffness: The multi-ethnic study of atherosclerosis. Vascular Medicine, 25(4), 309-318. doi:10.1177/1358863X20918940

Logan, J.G., Teachman, B.A., Liu, X., Farber, C.R., Liu, Z., & Annex, B.H. (2020). Acute psychological stress, autonomic function, and arterial stiffness among women. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 155, 219-226. doi:10.1016/j.ijpsycho.2020.06.015

Liu, X., Logan, J., & Alhusen, J. (2020). Cardiovascular risk and outcomes in women who have experienced intimate partner violence: An integrative review. Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 35(4), 400-414. doi:10.1097/JCN.0000000000000654

Kwon, Y., Logan, J. G., Redline, S. Duprez, D., Jacobs, D., Ouyang, P., Hundley, G., Lima, J., Bluemeke, D. A., & Lutsey, P. L. (2019). Obstructive sleep apnea and structural/functional properties of thoracic ascending aorta: The multi-ethnic study of atherosclerosis (MESA).. Cardiology, 142(3), 180-188. doi:10.1159/000499500

Kwon, Y., Logan, J. G., Pusalavidyasagar, S., Kasai, T., Cheong, C., & Lee, C. H. (2019). Sleep apnea and heart. Sleep Medicine Research, 10(2), 67-74. doi:10.17241/smr.2019.00493

Logan, J.G., Kang, H., Lobo, J.M., Sohn, M.W., Lin, G. M., Lima, J. A. C., Punjabi, N. M., Redline, S., Kwon, Y. (2018). Actigraphy-based sleep characteristics and aortic stiffness: the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis. Journal of American Society of Hypertension, 29(18), S1933-1711. doi:10.1016/j.jash.2018.09.008.

Logan, J., Kim, S., Lee, M., & Yeo, S. (2018). Anxiety and physical inactivity: Breaking the vicious circle. Mental Health Practice, 21(6), 15-19. doi:10.7748/mhp.2018.e1267

Logan, J. G., Kim, S. S., Lee, M., Byon, H. D., & Yeo, S. (2018). Effects of static stretching exercise on lumbar flexibility and central arterial stiffness. Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 33(4), 322-328. doi:10.1097/JCN.0000000000000460

Logan, J. G., & Yeo, S. (2017). Effects of stretching exercise on heart rate variability during pregnancy. Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 32(2), 107-111. doi:10.1097/jcn.0000000000000326

Suh, M., Logan, J., & Barksdale, D. (2016). Agreement of two indicators and relationships to blood pressures. Canadian Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 26(3), 22-27.

Logan, J. G., & Kim, S. S. (2016). Resting heart rate and aortic stiffness in normotensive adults. Korean Circulation Journal, 46(6), 834-840. doi:10.4070/kcj.2016.46.6.834

Logan, J. G., Barksdale, D. J., James, S. A., & Chien, L. C. (2015). John Henryism active coping, acculturation, and psychological health in Korean immigrants. Journal of Transcultural Nursing, 28(2), 168-178. doi:10.1177/1043659615615402

Logan, J. G., Engler, M. B., & Kim, H. (2015). Genetic determinants of arterial stiffness. Journal of Cardiovascular Translational Research, 8(1), 23-43.

Suh, M., Barksdale, J. D., & Logan, J. G. (2014). Morning blood pressure surge and nighttime blood pressure in relation to nocturnal sleep pattern and arterial stiffness. Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 29(2), E10-E17. doi:10.1097/jcn.0b013e318291ee43

Yeo, S. A. & Logan, J.G. (2014). Preventing obesity: Exercise and daily activities of low-income pregnant women. Journal of Perinatal and Neonatal Nursing, 28(1), 17-25. doi:10.1097/jpn.0000000000000000

Logan, J. G., Barksdale, D. J., & Chien, L. C. (2014). Exploring moderating effects of John Henryism: Active coping on the relationship between education and cardiovascular measures in Korean Americans. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 77(6), 552-557. doi:10.1016/j.jpsychores.2014.08.010

Suh, M., Barksdale, D. J., & Logan, J. (2013). Relationships among acculturative stress, sleep, and nondipping blood pressure in korean american women. Clinical Nursing Research, 22(1), 112-129. doi:10.1177/1054773812455054

Logan, J. G., & Barksdale, D. J. (2013). Pulse wave velocity in korean american men and women. The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 28(1), 90-96. doi:10.1097/JCN.0b013e3182376685

Barksdale, D. J., Woods-Giscombe, C., & Logan, J. G. (2013). Stress, cortisol, and nighttime blood pressure dipping in nonhypertensive black american women. Biological Research for Nursing, 15(3), 330-337. doi:10.1177/1099800411433291

Logan, J. G., Barksdale, D. J., Carlson, J., Carlson, B. W., & Rowsey, P. J. (2012). Psychological stress and arterial stiffness in korean americans. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 73(1), 53-58. doi:10.1016/j.jpsychores.2012.04.008

Barksdale, D. J. & Logan, J.G. (2009). How stiff are your arteries? An Emerging Vital Sign for Determining Cardiovascular Disease Risk. The Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 5(10), 745-751. doi:10.1016/j.nurpra.2009.08.018

Logan, J. G., & Barksdale, D. J. (2008). Allostasis and allostatic load: Expanding the discourse on stress and cardiovascular disease. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 17(7B), 201-208. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2702.

Advance Online Publications

Cayir, E., Cunningham, T., Ackard, R., Haizlip, J., Logan, J., & Yan, G. (2021). The effects of the Medical Pause on physiological stress markers among health care providers: A pilot randomized controlled trial. Western Journal of Nursing Research. Advance online publication.

Ahn, S., Esquivel J. H., Davis, E. M., Logan, J. G., & Chung, M. L. (2021). Cardiovascular disease incidence and risk in family caregivers of adults with chronic conditions: A systematic review. Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing. Advance online publication. doi:10.1097/JCN.0000000000000816

Harrison, E. I., Roth, R. H., Lobo, J. M., Kang, H., Logan, J., Patel, S. R., Kapur, V. K., & Kwon, Y. (2021). Sleep time and efficiency in patients undergoing laboratory-based polysomnography. Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine. Advance online publication.

Ahn, S., Lobo, J. M., Logan, J. G., Kang, H., Kwon, Y., & Sohn, M. W. (2021). A scoping review of racial/ethnic disparities in sleep. Sleep Medicine. Advance online publication. doi:10.1016/j.sleep.2021.02.027


Go, I. S., Joe, W. J., Lee, G. J., Lee, T. H., & Logan, J. G. (2003). Improvement of Practice Guideline for Community Health Practitioner (The Final Report of ‘Health Medical Technology Research Development’ Task Force). Seoul: Korean Ministry of Health & Welfare.