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


Advance Online Publications

Ahn, S., Lobo, J. M., Davis, E. M., Howie-Esquivel, J., Chung, M. L., & Logan, J. G. (2023). Characterization of sleep efficiency transitions in family caregivers. Journal of Behavioral Medicine. Advance online publication.

Ahn, S., Chung, M. L., & Logan, J. G. (2023). Sleep Deficiency by Caregiving Status: Findings from Nationally Representative Data. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 45(12), 1120–1129. Advance online publication.

Zhao, H., Kulbok, P. A., Williams, I. C., Manning, C., Logan, J. G., & Romo, R. D. (2023). Exploring Experiences of Pain Management Among Family Caregivers of Community-Dwelling Older Adults with Dementia. American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine. Advance online publication.

Journal Articles

Hu, X., Logan, J. G., Kwon, Y., Lima, J. A. C., Jacobs, D. R., Duprez, D., Brumback, L., Taylor, K. D., Durda, P., Johnson, W. C., Cornell, E., Guo, X., Liu, Y., Tracy, R. P., Blackwell, T. W., Papanicolaou, G., Mitchell, G. F., Rich, S. S., Rotter, J. I., Van Den Berg, D. J., & Manichaikul, A. (2023). Multi-ancestry epigenome-wide analyses identify methylated sites associated with aortic augmentation index in TOPMed MESA. Scientific Reports, 13(1), 17680.

Lu, Y., Kiechl, S. J., Wang, J., Xu, Q., Kiechl, S., Pechlaner, R., Aguilar, D., Al-Hashmi, K. M., Alvim, R. O., Al-Zakwani, I. S., Antza, C., Cicero, A. F. G., Avramovska, M., Avramovski, P., Baek, H. J., Bäck, M., Bailey, K., Baldo, M. P., Batista, R. F. L., … Logan, J. G., …..Zócalo, Y. (2023). Global distributions of age- and sex-related arterial stiffness: Systematic review and meta-analysis of 167 studies with 509,743 participants. EBioMedicine, 92, 104619.

Ahn, S., Howie-Esquivel, J., Davis, E. M., Chung, M. L., Lobo, J. M., & Logan, J. G. (2023). Association of disrupted sleep with 24-hour blood pressure variability in caregivers. Heart & Lung, 60, 45-51.

Liu, X., Commodore-Mensah, Y., Himmelfarb, C. R., Li, J., Stoner, L., Shahane, A., & Logan, J. G. (2023). Determinants of daytime sleepiness among middle-aged adults. Clinical nursing research, 32(3), 571–579, 32(3), 571-579.

Logan, J. G., Kim-Godwin, Y., & Ahn, S. (2023). Examining factors affecting self-care-self-regulation among registered nurses using path analysis. Journal of education and health promotion, 12:123, 12(1), 123.

Liu, X., Yan, G., Bullock, L., Barksdale, D. J., & Logan, J. G. (2023). An examination of psychological stress, fatigue, sleep, and physical activity in Chinese Americans. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, 25(1), 168-175.

Muchira, J. M., Mogos, M. F., Park, C., Logan, J. G., & Piano, M. R. (2022). A mother-child dyadic approach to evaluating subclinical cardiovascular disease in young children: A feasibility study. Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 0(0), 1-11.

Logan, J. G., Yun, S., Teachman, B. A., Bao, Y., Farber, E., & Farber, C. R. (2022). Genome-wide mRNA expression analysis of acute psychological stress responses. MEDICC Review, A peer-reviewed journal, 24(2), 35-42.

Ahn, S., Esquivel, J., Davis, E., Logan, J., & Chung, M. (2022). Cardiovascular disease risk in family caregivers of adults with chronic conditions: A systematic review. Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 37(3), E47-60.

Ahn, S., & Logan, J. G. (2022). Perceived role overload and physical symptom experience among caregivers of older adults: The moderating effect of social support. Elsevier Geriatric Nursing, 43, 197-205.

Kwon, Y., Baruch, M., Stafford, P. L., Bonner, H., Cho, Y., Mazimba, S., Logan, J. G., Shimbo, D., Park, S. H., Lin, G. M., Azarbarzin, A., Calhoun, D. A., Berry, R., & Carey, R. M. (2022). Elucidation of obstructive sleep apnoea related blood pressure surge using a novel continuous beat-to-beat blood pressure monitoring system. Journal of Hypertension, 40(3), 520-527.

Cayir, E., Cunningham, T., Ackard, R., Haizlip, J., Logan, J., & Yan, G. (2022). The effects of the Medical Pause on physiological stress markers among health care providers: A pilot randomized controlled trial. SAGE Journals. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 44(11), 1036-1046.

Meesoonthorn, K., Nilmanat, K., Boonyasopun, U., Campbell, C., & Logan, J. (2021). Predictors of health-related quality of life among Thai people with coronary heart disease: A preliminary study. The Journal of Health Science and Medical Research, 40(4), 367-378.

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.

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, 17(8), 1591-1598.

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, 81, 169-179.

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), 323-330.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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, 12(12), 841-849.

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

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.

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

Suh, M., Logan, J. G., & Barksdale, J. D. (2016). Augmentation Index and Pulse Wave Velocity-Agreement of Two Indicators and Relationships to Blood Pressures. Canadian Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 26(3), 22-27.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


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