Tina Sadarangani


Assistant Professor/Faculty Fellow

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New York, NY 10010
United States

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Professional overview

Tina Sadarangani is an Assistant Professor/Faculty Fellow in the NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing. focused on aging and health policy in minority populations. Her work is supported by the NYU Provost’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program.

Dr. Sadarangani’s research explores barriers to health access and community-based services for elderly immigrants. Her work has received significant funding from the National Hartford Centers for Gerontological Nursing Excellence and the Hillman Family Foundation.  She was recognized as a Patricia G. Archbold Scholar by the National Hartford Centers for Gerontological Nursing Excellence from 2014-2016 and received $100,000 in funding. She is currently a Fellow of the Hartford Institute of Geriatric Nursing at NYU. Dr. Sadarangani is also a board-certified adult/gerontological primary care nurse practitioner (NP) with experience in both primary care and specialty settings.  

In addition to her PhD from NYU Meyers, she holds an MS in Nursing from the University of Pennsylvania, a BS in Nursing from NYU, and a BA in Anthropology from Georgetown University.

New York University, PhD
University of Pennsylvania, MS
New York University, BSN
Georgetown University, BA
Honors and awards
Provost’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program, New York University (201720182019)
Valedictorian PhD Program New York University Rory Meyers College of Nursing (2017)
Hermann Biggs Health Policy Scholar, Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation (20162017)
Research Podium Presentation Award, Gerontology Advanced Practice Nurses Association Annual Meeting (2016)
Doctoral Audience Choice Winner New York University Graduate School of Arts and Science Inauguration Week Lightning Challenge Competition (2016)
Hillman Alumni Network Innovation Fellowship, Hillman Alumni Network $2500 (2016)
Spirit of Hillman Award, Hillman Alumni Network (2014)
National Hartford Centers for Gerontological Nursing Excellence, Patricia G. Archbold Award, $100,000 (201420152016)
Professional membership
American Gerontological Society
National Gerontological Nurses Association
Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society
American Heart Association

Medicaid for Newly Resettled Legal Immigrants.

Sadarangani, T. R., & Kovner, C. (2017). Policy, politics & nursing practice 18, (3-5). 10.1177/1527154417704850

Correlates of Physical Activity Among Middle-Aged and Older Korean Americans at Risk for Diabetes.

Han, B. H., Sadarangani, T., Wyatt, L. C., Zanowiak, J. M., Kwon, S. C., Trinh-Shevrin, C., … Islam, N. S. (2016). Journal of nursing scholarship : an official publication of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing 48, (48-57). 10.1111/jnu.12180

To explore correlates of meeting recommended physical activity (PA) goals among middle-aged and older Korean Americans at risk for diabetes mellitus (DM).

Family caregivers of patients with frontotemporal dementia: An integrative review.

Caceres, B. A., Frank, M. O., Jun, J., Martelly, M. T., Sadarangani, T., & de Sales, P. C. (2016). International journal of nursing studies 55, (71-84). 10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2015.10.016

The purpose of this integrative review is to: (1) identify the characteristics of family caregivers of patients with frontotemporal dementia, (2) explore the impact of providing care on family caregivers' health and well-being, and (3) identify coping strategies used by family caregivers.

Prognostic Utility of the Braden Scale and the Morse Fall Scale in Hospitalized Patients With Heart Failure.

Carazo, M., Sadarangani, T., Natarajan, S., Katz, S. D., Blaum, C., & Dickson, V. V. (2016). Western journal of nursing research 10.1177/0193945916664077

Geriatric syndromes are common in hospitalized elders with heart failure (HF), but association with clinical outcomes is not well characterized. The purpose of this study (N = 289) was to assess presence of geriatric syndromes using Joint Commission-mandated measures, the Braden Scale (BS) and Morse Fall Scale (MFS), and to explore prognostic utility in hospitalized HF patients. Data extracted from the electronic medical record included sociodemographics, medications, clinical data, comorbid conditions, and the BS and MFS. The primary outcome of mortality was assessed using Social Security Death Master File. Statistical analysis included Cox proportional hazards models to assess association between BS and MFS scores and all-cause mortality with adjustment for known clinical prognostic factors. Higher risk BS and MFS scores were common in hospitalized HF patients, but were not independent predictors of survival. Further study of the clinical utility of these scores and other measures of geriatric syndromes in HF is warranted.

Newly arrived elderly immigrants: a concept analysis of "aging out of place".

Sadarangani, T. R., & Jun, J. (2015). Journal of transcultural nursing : official journal of the Transcultural Nursing Society 26, (110-7). 10.1177/1043659614549074

Newcomer elderly immigrants, defined as adults older than the age of 65 who have arrived in the United States in the last 10 years, represent a growing sector of the American population. Newcomers who experience limited English proficiency, financial strain, and acculturative stress are at considerable risk of developing poor health outcomes. Nursing's focus on healthy aging and aging in place has largely ignored the experiences of these older adults, who are said to be "aging out of place." This concept analysis uses Rodgers's evolutionary method to define "aging out of place" and illustrates why existing theories of elderly migration do not necessarily apply to this population. The challenge for nurses is incorporating the family, with whom conflict may arise, into the care of these elders. Community-based strategies that enable social integration and create a greater division of labor in the care of newcomer elders are called for.

Policy Implications of a Literature Review of Cardiovascular Disease in Uninsured Immigrant Older Adults.

Sadarangani, T. R. (2015). Journal of gerontological nursing 41, (14-20). 10.3928/00989134-20150410-01

The number of older adults emigrating to the United States is expected to quadruple by 2050. The health of immigrant older adults is complicated by the limited options for low-cost health insurance available to this population. Welfare reform has limited new immigrants' access to public assistance programs, such as Medicaid; and low-cost private insurance options rarely exist for individuals older than 65, even with the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). Uninsured immigrant older adults have been found to forgo preventive care due to cost and are among the leading users of emergency departments for preventable complications of chronic disease, primarily cardiovascular disease (CVD). A review of the literature found that insurance coverage has a significant impact on CVD risk among immigrant older adults. The current article discusses the implications of welfare reform initiatives and the shortcomings of the PPACA in addressing the health care needs of immigrant older adults.