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Pallav Deka, PhD, RN, AGACNP-BC

  • Assistant Professor


PhD, University of Nebraska Medical Center

MS, University of Nebraska at Omaha

BSN, University of Nebraska Medical Center

PGDM, All India Management Association-Center for Management Education

Interest Areas:

Health promotion


Exercise physiology




Deka, P., Pozehl, B., Williams, M. A., Norman, J., Khazanchi, K. & Pathak, D. (2019). MOVE-HF: An Internet-Based Pilot Study to Improve Adherence to Exercise in Patients with Heart Failure.           European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 18 (2), 122-131, doi: (article was featured in the Journal Club of the European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing

Pozehl, B., McGuire, R., Duncan, K., Kupzyk, K., Norman, J., Artinian, N., Deka, P., Krueger, S., Saval, M. A. & Keteyian, S. (2018). Effects of the HEART Camp Trial on Adherence to    Exercise in Patients with Heart Failure. Journal of Cardiac Failure, 24 (10), 654-660

Bhuyan, S., Shiyanbola, O., Deka, P., Isehumwa, O. O., Chandak, A., Huang, S., Wang, Y., Bhatt, J., Ning, L., Wang, J. L., Wyant, D., Kedia, S. K. & Chang, C. F. (2018). The Role of Gender in Cost-Related Medication non-adherence among Patients with Diabetes. Journal of American Board of Family Medicine, 31 (5), 743-751, doi: 10.3122/jabfm.2018.05.180039.

Deka, P., Pozehl, B., Norman, J., Khazanchi, K. (2018). Feasibility of using the Fitbit Charge HR in validating self-reported exercise diaries in a community setting in patients with heart failure. European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 17 (7), 605-611, doi:10.1177/1474515118766037.

Hanson, N. J., Berg, K., Deka, P., Meendering, J. & Ryan, C. (2011). Oxygen Cost of Running Barefoot   versus Running Shod. International Journal of Sports Medicine, 32 (6), 401-406, doi: 10.1055/s-0030-1265203


Cardiac Care Data Management (South Dakota Department of Public Safety Department of Health/South Dakota, UA1500053, 2015-2017). The goal of the study is manage the cardiac care data for the state of South Dakota and to evaluate the use of the LUCAS CPR Device (Role: Co-Investigator). Status: Funded and Completed.

Received the 2016 Midwest Nursing Research Society/Center for the Advancement of Nursing Science Dissertation Grant for $5,000 for Ph.D. dissertation titled “MOVE-HF: A pilot study to improve exercise adherence in patients with heart failure.” (Role: P.I.) Status: Funded and Project Completed.

Received a grant of $499 in Feb, 2010, from the University Committee on Research and Creative Activity (UCRCA), UNO, for research proposal “Physiological Responses of Recreational Badminton Match Play.” (Role: P.I.). Status: Funded and Project Completed.