Jacob Kigo Kariuki

Assistant Professor
Health & Community Systems
School of Nursing
415 Victoria Building
3500 Victoria Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15261

F: 412-383-7293


My research and clinical focus reflects interest in health equity and global health. My program of research is focused on cost-effective cardiovascular risk reduction strategies, with special interest in health disparities. Previously, I have participated in the ongoing efforts to simplify cardiovascular risk assessment through the use of resource efficient screening algorithms. Currently, I am working on leveraging open source technologies and other readily available resources to promote physical activity and cardiovascular health among underserved populations at high risk for cardiovascular disease. I am also invested in the development of more robust and resource efficient cardiovascular risk assessment tools for primary prevention of cardiovascular disease.    

Clinical Emphasis

I am the clinical instructor for NUR1054: Nursing Care of the Older Adult during the Summer Semester, and the assistant clinical instructor during the Fall and Spring Semesters. 

Curriculum Vitae (CV)


I am currently the instructor in the didactic section of NUR 1054: Nursing Care of the Older Adult. I also guest lecture in various undergraduate and graduate courses including Contemporary Issues in Cross Cultural Health Care and Health Promotion.


I am a reviewer for the Journal of the American Heart Association (JAHA). I am also a member of the American Heart Association, Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association, American Association of Nurse Practitioners, Sigma Theta Tau International Theta Alpha Chapter Honor Society, Eastern Nursing Research Society, and Global Cardiovascular Nursing Leadership Forum (GCNLF). At Pitt School of Nursing, I serve as a member of the BSN and Diversity Councils.