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Kyra Mendez , BSN, RN

Kyra Mendez

Doctoral Type:

PhD Candidate




As a PhD candidate at Johns Hopkins School of Nursing, Kyra Mendez has collaborated on a variety of research studies, mostly focused on improving the health and well-being of persons living with chronic health conditions and family caregivers of persons with dementia. Her current dissertation study is investigating digital technology use among dementia family caregivers who have chronic conditions. Mendez's long-term goal is to lead the development and adoption of technological self-management interventions and influence health policy with her research. She is building on prior research and clinical experiences with older adults, caregivers, and persons living with chronic conditions; as well as developing new skills and knowledge so she can become an expert and innovator in the fields of caregiving, chronic disease management, and use of technologies for managing chronic conditions.

Dissertation Focus

Mobile health (mHealth), chronic health conditions, chronic disease self-management, Alzheimer's disease and related dementias, family caregiving

Major Achievement(s)

  • F31 NIH/NINR Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Predoctoral Fellow
  • Sigma Foundation for Nursing/Doris Bloch Research Award recipient
  • TL1 NIH/NCATS Predoctoral Clinical Research Training Scholar
  • Stilz Whitmore Family Bioethics Scholarship recipient
  • Nurse Faculty for the Future (NFF) Fellow (2018-2019)
  • Scholl Foundation Research Grant recipient
  • Jonas Nurse Leaders Scholar (2016-2018)