Dr. Adey Nyamathi is a highly respected researcher, academician, and a distinguished professor. Dr. Nyamathi has been the principal investigator in nine NIH-funded RO1s and other NIH grants funded by NIDA, NIAAA, NICHD, NIAID, and NIMHD. During her over three decades of continuous RO1 NIH funding as a Principle Investigator, Dr. Nyamathi has conducted descriptive and randomized trials among vulnerable populations, including homeless, drug-addicted and incarcerated persons, gay/bisexual youth, men at risk for HIV/AIDS, and rural women living with AIDS in India. In her completing NIH-funded study with homeless adults diagnosed with LTBI, Dr. Nyamathi and her team have successfully ensured that 92% of homeless adults in the study have competed their prescribed 3 month treatment. Dr Nyamathi and her team are embarking now on newly funded studies related to HCV and COVID-19.
Areas of Expertise (5)
Role of Nursing
Case Western Reserve University: PhD, Nursing 1983
State University New York at Stony Brook: MSN, Nursing 1978
Hunter College- Bellevue School of Nursing: BSN, Nursing 1973
- Sigma Theta Tau, Gamma Tau Chapter
- California Nurses Association
- American Academy of Nursing
Media Appearances (7)
Meet the 6 nurse 'living legends' named by the American Academy of Nursing
Becker’s Hospital Review online
The American Academy of Nursing has named six nurses as honorees of its 2023 annual "Living Legends" designation. … Adeline Nyamathi, PhD, RN. Dr. Nyamathi is a Distinguished Professor and the founding dean emeritus of the University of California Irvine's Sue & Bill Gross School of Nursing. She has led significant research efforts into HIV/AIDS and has also been the principal investigator on 32 NIH projects.
New dean named for Sue & Bill Gross School of Nursing at UCI
Daily Pilot online
The nursing school’s founding dean, Adey Nyamathi, will continue to serve through the end of the calendar year.
UCI nursing program officially becomes a school
Daily Pilot online
“I am honored to take the helm of a school where illustrious faculty and staff have rapidly pushed the nursing program to new heights,” said founding Dean Adeline “Adey” Nyamathi, who arrived at UC Irvine this month. “Emboldened by the mission of significantly building our research capacity with a focus on real-world solutions and training of the next generation of compassionate nurse leaders, we will embark on the development of a top-ranked school of nursing.”
Three questions with Adey Nyamathi
UCI News online
Adeline “Adey” Nyamathi joined UCI on Jan. 3 as founding dean of a proposed nursing school. For 10 years, the Program in Nursing Science had built a solid academic, research and clinical reputation, and on Jan. 26, UC regents approved the creation of the Sue & Bill Gross School of Nursing, the fourth nursing school in the UC system. A recent $40 million gift from the William & Sue Gross Family Foundation will fund construction of an expansive new building for the school, which Nyamathi hopes to dramatically expand in size and scope. From her Berk Hall office, she shared her vision.
UCI nursing program officially becomes a school
Los Angeles Times online
“A school level is just so much more prestigious,” said the nursing school's founding dean, Adeline “Adey” Nyamathi. “We'll be able to move ...
Stellar UCI nursing program becomes a school
UCI News online
“I am honored to take the helm of a school where illustrious faculty and staff have rapidly pushed the nursing program to new heights,” said founding Dean Adeline “Adey” Nyamathi, who arrived at UCI this month. “Emboldened by the mission of significantly building our research capacity with a focus on real-world solutions and training of the next generation of compassionate nurse leaders, we will embark on the development of a top-ranked school of nursing.”
Innovative intervention program improves life for rural women in India living with HIV/AIDS
UCLA Newsroom online
"For rural women living with AIDS in India, stigma, financial constraints and transportation challenges continue to exist, making lifesaving antiretroviral therapy difficult to obtain," said lead researcher Adey Nyamathi, distinguished professor and associate dean of international research and scholarly activities at the UCLA School of Nursing.
Research Grants (7)
Exploration of the Impact of Homelessness on Risk for COVID-19 Infection and Substance Use Patterns among Substance-Using Homeless Adults
UCI Office of Research Craft-COVID $60,000
2020 - 2021
Development of a Community-based HCV Treatment Completion Intervention Among HCV Positive Homeless Adults
2019 - 2021
Asha Improving Health and Nutrition of Indian Women with AIDS and their Children
Homeless Female Offenders Returning To The Community: Improving Hopeful Futures
National Institute on Drug Abuse $688,605
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) Program $19,042
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) Program $7,020
NIDA Program $11,232
Body Composition Changes Resulting from Nutrition Supplementation and Nutrition Education: Results from 2 × 2 Factorial Trial of 600 Rural Indian Women Living with HIV/AIDSCurrent Developments in Nutrition
Catherine Carpenter, Kavita Kapur, Padma Ramakrishna, Kartik Yadav, Maria Ekstrand, Sanjeev Sinha, Adeline Nyamathi
2020 People living with HIV/AIDS are at increased risk of nutritional deficiencies. Loss of lean muscle mass has been associated with a more rapid decline of immune function and increased risk of mortality among individuals suffering from HIV. Our objectives were to evaluate the relative contributions of nutrition supplementation and nutrition education on body composition outcomes using a cluster randomized factorial trial among 600 women living with HIV/AIDS in rural Andhra Pradesh, India.
Parent Educational Intervention Program for Improving Parental Knowledge, Self-efficacy and Health Related Quality of life in Children with Sickle Cell Disease Using Smartphone TechnologyResearch Square
NASIRI YA, Jacob E, Lee E, Nyamathi A, Brecht M, Robbins WA, Mawali AA
2020 Abstract Background Sickle cell disease (SCD) is a genetic blood disorder that increases the risk for recurrent painful episodes. Parents’ knowledge regarding SCD management is poor, leading to poor symptom management and lower Health Related Quality of Life (HRQOL) in children with SCD. The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of a parent educational intervention program ( PEIP ) on the parental knowledge, self-efficacy and perception of the HRQOL of their children with SCD.
Associations of Partner Support and Acculturation With Physical Activity in Mexican American WomenHispanic Health Care International
Neomie C Congello, Deborah Koniak-Griffin, Mary-Lynn Brecht, Ron D Hays, Mary-Sue V Heilemann, Adeline M Nyamathi
2019 Insufficient physical activity (PA) and obesity-related health conditions have reached epidemic proportions worldwide. Mexican American women (MAW) report low leisure time physical activity. Few studies examine activities beyond leisure time. Qualitative research suggests that partner support influence provides a cultural approach relevant to PA among MAW.
Correlates of Posttraumatic Stress Symptoms among Formerly Incarcerated, Homeless WomenIssues in Mental Health Nursing
Benissa E Salem, Angela L Hudson, Kartik Yadav, Jaemilyn Lucas, Joy Toyama, Stephanie Chen, Mark Faucette, Maria L Ekstrand, Adeline M Nyamathi
2019 Posttraumatic stress symptoms are a pressing issue among women experiencing incarceration and homelessness. Baseline data were collected among formerly incarcerated homeless women (N = 130) who were on average 38.9 (SD = 11.36, range 19–64) years of age and recruited into a pilot randomized control trial (RCT) intervention program. A logistic regression was used to assess correlates of PTSD symptoms.
Sustained Effect of a Community-based Behavioral and Nutrition Intervention on HIV-related Outcomes Among Women Living With HIV in Rural India: A Quasi-experimental TrialJournal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome
2019 Women living with HIV (WLH) in rural communities face challenges to obtaining treatment and accurate disease-related information. Nutritional deficits exacerbate disease progression.