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Binu Koirala, PhD, MGS, RN

Research Associate
Binu Koirala
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Specialties and Expertise

  • Cardiovascular
  • Chronic Care
  • Global Health
  • Palliative Care


Binu Koirala’s research interests include cardiovascular health, palliative care, chronic disease management, and global health. Dr. Koirala’s dissertation focused upon identifying and culturally validating a heart failure self-care tool and establishing sociodemographic and clinical factors influencing heart failure management in Nepal. Her work also includes accelerating palliative care competencies among advanced practice nurses and integrating palliative care content into Advanced Practice-Doctor of Nursing Practice (AP-DNP) curriculum, as well as developing and implementing a plan to train preceptors on palliative care in Maryland. Dr. Koirala has practiced as a cardiovascular nurse, specialized in ICU/CCU nursing, and earned a master’s degree in gerontology.

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  • Publications/Research

    Dennison-Himmelfarb, C., Koirala, B., & Coke, L. (2018). Shared decision making: Partnering with patients to improve cardiovascular care and outcomes. The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing. 33(4), 301-303.

    Koirala, B., Dennison-Himmelfarb, C., Budhathoki C., Tankumpuan, T., Asano, R. & Davidson, P. M. (2018). Factors Affecting Heart Failure Self-Care: An Integrative Review. Heart & Lung. 47(6), 539-545.

  • Awards/Honors
    2018 NLN Foundation for Nursing Education Scholarship Award
    2018 Southern Nursing Research Society 2018 Dissertation Award
    2018 Sigma Theta Tau Nu Beta 2018 Nursing Research Award
    2017 Outstanding Reviewer, Elsevier: Heart Lung and Circulation
    2016 Membership of Sigma Theta Tau International – Nu Beta Chapter
    2016 Outstanding Reviewer, Elsevier: International Journal of Nursing Studies
    2016 Ochs Scholar: Building Capacity for Health in Emerging Economies
    2014 Graduate Research Assistant at Scripps Gerontology Center