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William F. Connell School of Nursing

Carina Katigbak, PhD, RN, ANP-BC

assistant professor

Carina Katigbak, Ph.D., RN

Contact Information
Maloney Hall 350


  • Ph.D. New York University
  • M.S. New York University
  • B.S.N. Ryerson University


Health promotion; immigrant and minority health; chronic illness management; cardiovascular health; community health.


Dr. Katigbak is an assistant professor whose research focuses on behavioral interventions to improve cardiovascular outcomes for Asian Americans. She received her BScN from Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada, her Master's as an Adult Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, and PhD from New York University. Katigbak was PI on a grant titled, “Community Health Workers’ Roles in Facilitating the Adoption of Healthy Behaviors Among Filipino Americans with Hypertension”.  She is a member of the American Heart Association, American Public Health Association, and Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society of Nursing.


  • Katigbak, C., Foley, M., Roberts, L., & Hutchinson, M. K. (2016). Experiences and lessons learned in using CBPR to recruit Asian American immigrant research participants. Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 48(2), 210-218. doi: 10.1111/jnu.12194.
  • Van, D., Nancy, Naegle, M., & Katigbak, C. (2015). Nursing students' knowledge, attitudes, behaviors, and beliefs about tobacco and alternative tobacco products. Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 48(2), 147-153. doi: 10.1111/jnu.12192
  • Katigbak, C., Van Devanter, N., Islam, N., Trinh-Shevrin, C. (2015). Partners in health: A conceptual framework for the role of community health workers in facilitating patients’ adoption of healthy behaviors. American Journal of Public Health, 105(5), 872-880. doi:10.2105/AJPH.2014.302411
  • Ursua, R., Aguilar, D., Wyatt, L., Katigbak, C., Islam, N., Tandon, D., … Trinh-Shevrin, C. (2014). A community health worker intervention to improve management of hypertension among Filipino immigrants in New York and New Jersey: A pilot study. Ethnicity and Disease, 24(1), 67-76. Retrieved from
  • Kovner, C., Brewer, C., Fatehi, F., & Katigbak, C. (2014). Changing trends in newly licensed RNs. American Journal of Nursing, 114(2), 26-34. doi: 10.1097/01.NAJ.0000443767.20011.7f

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