Jonas IV Nurse Leader Scholar Alumni

Emerson Ea, ANP, CNE

Duquesne University

I currently work as Clinical Assistant Professor and Senior Fellow, Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing at New York University College of Nursing. I obtained my Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of St. La Salle, Bacolod City, Philippines, my Master_s of Science specializing in Adult Health from Long Island University, Brooklyn Campus, and my Doctor of Nursing Practice with a focus on Educational Leadership at Case Western Reserve University. Recently, I was also Senior Manager for Nursing Research and Evidence-based Practice at Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York. My clinical background includes medical-surgical and emergency nursing. I am a member of Sigma Theta Tau International and Phi Kappa Phi Honor Societies and the Asian American Pacific Islander Nurses Association. I received the Nurse Excellence Award in Nursing Research from the Philippine Nurses Association-New York in 2012, the Distinguished Undergraduate Faculty Award from the Undergraduate Student Nurses Association, New York University College of Nursing in 2011, and the Nurse Service Award (Emergency Department) from Metropolitan Hospital, New York Health and Hospital Corporation in 2007. My research interest focuses on the cardiovascular health among Filipino Americans. More specifically, I would like to explore the factors that influence self-care behaviors among first generation Filipino immigrants who have a diagnosis of hypertension for my dissertation research.