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

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.


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.