Chris Esperat

PhD, RN, CNE, ANEF
Professor and Associate Dean for Clinical Services and Community Engagement

Research Interests

Health Behaviors of Pregnant Minority Women and Childhood Sexual Abuse Among Minority Adolescent Mothers

Recent Presentations

  • Esperat, M.C. (2013, May). Community health workers as patient navigators in chronic disease self management. Presented at 25th Quadrennial Congress, International Council of Nurses. Melbourne, Australia.
  • Esperat, M.C. (2013, June). The effect of community health workers on chronic disease self management among medically underserved populations. Presented at Health Center and Public Housing National Symposium, Denver, CO.
  • Esperat, M.C. (2012, September). Community health workers in chronic disease self Management. Presented at International Congress of Behavioral Medicine, Budapest, Hungary.
  • Esperat, M.C. (2012, August). Role of the advanced practice nurse in a revitalized primary health care system. Presented at Annual BalikTalent, Silliman University College of Nursing, Dumaguete City, Philippines.
  • Esperat, M.C. (2012, April). Effects of chronic disease self management program. Presented at Society for Behavioral Medicine Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA.
  • Esperat, M.C. (2012, April). Transformacion Para Salud: Patient navigator program. Presented at National Health Promotion Summit, Washington, DC.
  • Esperat, M.C. (2011, July). Advanced Methods in Research Design and Analyses. Presented at Silliman University College of Nursing, Dumaguete City, Philippines.

Recent Articles

  • Cong, Z., Feng, D., Liu, Y., & Esperat, C. R. (2012). Sedentary behaviors among Hispanic children: Influences of parental support in a school intervention program. American Journal of Health Promotion, 26(5), 270-280.
  • Esperat, M.C., Flores, D., McMurry, L., Feng, D., Song, H., Billings, L., & Masten, Y. (2012). Transformacion Para Salud: A patient navigation model for chronic disease self-management. The Online Journal of Issues in Nursing, 17(2), 1. doi:10.3912/OJIN.Vol17No02Man02
  • Esperat, M.C., Hanson-Turton, T., Richardson, M., Debisette, A., & Rupinta, C. (2012). Nurse-managed health centers: Safety-net care through advanced nursing practice. Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, 24(1), 24–31.
  • Feng, D., Reed, D., Esperat MC, & Uchida, M. (2011). Effects of TV in the Bedroom on Young Hispanic Children. American Journal of Health Promotion, 25(5), 310-318.
  • Green, A., Kishi, A., & Esperat, MC (2010). State policy and research initiatives focused on improving nursing workforce: An integrative literature review. Annual Review of Nursing Research, 28, 63-112.

Book Chapters

  • Gonzalez, E., & Esperat, M.C. (2011). The clinical scholar role in doctoral advanced nursing practice. In Dreher, M., and Glasgow, M.E (Eds.). Role Development for Doctoral Advanced Nursing Practice (pp. 199-206). New York, NY: Springer.
  • Esperat, C., Fiandt, K., McNeal, G., Heuer, L., & Denholm, E. (2010). Nursing innovations: the future of chronic disease management. The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health. National Academy of Sciences, G17-G20.