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Nitha  Mathew Joseph

Nitha Mathew Joseph, PhD, RN

Assistant Professor
Department of Undergraduate Studies
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Dr. Mathew Joseph joined the UTHealth School of Nursing’s faculty in August 2014 after working for five years as an Adult Psychiatry RN at the UTHealth Harris County Psychiatric Center. She also has eight years of critical care nursing experience both in Indian and the U.S. She earned her BSN degree at Rufaida College of Nursing in New Delhi, India, in 2001, and her PhD in 2014 from the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston (UTMB). 

She has produced peer-reviewed abstracts and made national presentations on research about pressure ulcers in spinal cord injury patients and patterns of physical activity and factors affecting physical activity in adults. She gave an oral presentation, “Physical Activity in U.S. Asian-Indian Women: Comparison of Acculturation Level and Immigrant Status,” at Sigma Theta Tau International’s 28th International Nursing Research Congress in Dublin, Ireland, July 27-31, 2017.

The Houston Chronicle's “Salute to Nurses” program selected her in 2018 as among the "Top 150 Nurses" in the area.

Mathew Joseph was a national Jonas Nurse Leader Scholar (2012-14) when she was PhD student at UTMB.

Related News Items

Mathew Joseph & Ramaswamy publish in Applied Nursing Research on cultural factors associated with physical activity (Jul 2019)

Mathew Joseph & Hanneman report on physical activity and acculturation in Applied Nursing Research (Jun 2019)

Ramaswamy & Mathew Joseph publish in Journal of Transcultural Nursing (Apr 2019)

Good Samaritan Foundation honors Ross, Mathew Joseph and Mackavey with “Excellence in Nursing” awards (Sep 2018)

Mathew Joseph study finds diabetes risks in Asian Indian immigrants affected by acculturation (Jun 2018)