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Dr. Regina Jillapalli, Assistant Professor

Jillapalli
Regina Jillapalli, PhD, RN

Dr. Jillapalli currently teaches in all levels of the undergraduate nursing program primarily focusing on medical-surgical nursing and healthcare systems. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) from the College of Nursing, Christian Medical College, Vellore, India. She graduated with a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, School of Nursing, Lubbock, Texas. Her post-master’s degree is in Family Nurse Practitioner from West Texas A & M University, Canyon, Texas. She has more than 15 years of teaching and nursing experience, which includes: adult medical-surgical, critical care, and pediatric nursing. She has earned several Excellence in Teaching Awards. She teaches full-time and is currently a full-time doctoral student at UT Austin, School of Nursing. She continues to publish in a variety of refereed journals. She is the faculty sponsor for SPIN.

  • Interprofessional education
  • Nursing communication
  • Performance improvement initiatives

PUBLICATIONS:

Kavita Radhakrishnan, Lauren Jodi Van Scoy, Regina Jillapalli, Shubhada Saxena, & Miyong Kim. (2017). “Community-based game intervention to improve South Asian Indians’ engagement with advanced care planning. Journal of Ethnicity & Health, Published online July 2017.

Kavita Radhakrishnan, Lauren Jodi Van Scoy, Shubhada Saxena, Regina Jillapalli, & Miyong Kim. (2017). “Community-based game intervention to improve South Asian Indians’ engagement with advanced care planning: A pilot feasibility study.” Journal of Nursing Scholarship, March 2017.

Jillapalli, K. Ravi (RA) and Regina Jillapalli (TX) (2014), “A Prescription for Medical Outsourcing Success in the Affordable Care Act Milieu.” Journal of Global Marketing, 27 (5), 285-297.

Jillapalli, K. Ravi (RA) and Regina Jillapalli (TX) (2014), “Do Professors Have Customer-based Brand Equity?” Journal of Marketing for Higher Education, 24 (1), 22-40.


GRANT AWARDS:

Funded Internal Grants:

Texas State University's Research Enhancement Program (REP) Grant (2010): “A prescription for Medical Outsourcing Success.” Principal Investigator: Ravi Jillapalli (PI) (TX), Co-Investigator: Regina Jillapalli (CO-PI) (TX). Details: Awarded $14, 597.

Non-funded Internal Grant:

Texas State University's Multi-disciplinary Internal Research Grant (MIRG) (2013) (Principal Investigator: Ravi Jillapalli (PI) (TX), Co-Investigator: Regina Jillapalli (CO-PI) (TX). Title: The Neurophysiology of Brand Loyalty.


PRESENTATIONS:

Jillapalli, Ravi and Regina Jillapalli (2015), “The Impact of Online Student-Professor Relationships on Course Performance and Turnover Intentions” in M. Nelson (ed.), Marketing Educators’ Association 2015 Annual Conference Proceedings. Las Vegas, NV: Marketing Educators’ Association. (Best Paper: Marketing and Technology Track, 3rd Place in the Best Paper Competition).

Along with R.K Jillapalli, presented, "Can Human Brand Extensions Transform to Brands?" in Q. Fei (ed.), at the Association of Collegiate Marketing Educators 2014 Annual conference Proceedings in Dallas, TX, and was awarded Best Paper: Branding and Brand Management Track.

Co-created, along with Dr. Tiffany Holmes, a poster entitled, "“Teaching Patient Care Time Management and Skills Within a 4-Week Course” that was presented at the International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare in January 2012 in San Diego.

Jillapalli, R. K., (RA) & Jillapalli, R. (TX) (2013). Do Professors have customer-based brand equity? In D. B. McCabe and G. S. Black (Eds.), Marketing Educators’ Association 2013 Annual Conference Proceedings. Portland, Oregon: Marketing Educators’ Association.

Jillapalli, R. K., (RA) & Jillapalli, R. (TX) (2011). Human brand equity: Branding healthcare professionals. In W. J.  Kehoe and L. K. Whitten (Eds.), Society for Marketing Advances 2011 Proceedings. Memphis, TN: Society for Marketing Advances.

Jillapalli, R. K., (RA) & Jillapalli, R. (TX) (2010). A prescription for medical outsourcing success: A marketing strategy approach. In V. Lukosius and G. Aguirre (Eds.), Association of Collegiate Marketing Educators 2010 Annual conference Proceedings, Dallas, TX:  Association of Collegiate Marketing Educators. Awarded “Best of Track” Paper in Marketing Strategy and Entrepreneurship.

Poster Presentations:

Boyd, S., Jillapalli. R., Johnson, A., & Paladino, A. (2017). “Bridging the Informatics Gap.” Abstract and Poster Presentation at the College of Health Professions 21st Annual Faculty/Student Research Forum, Texas State University College of Health Professions, San Marcos, TX. First Place in Faculty Research.

Jillapalli, R & Radhakrishnan, K. (2017). “Cervical cancer screening behaviors among Asian Indians in the U.S.” Abstract & Poster presentation at the St. David’s CHPR Conference. Austin, March 30, 2017.

Kavita Radhakrishnan, Shubhada Saxena, Regina Jillapalli, Yuri Jang, & Miyong Kim. (2017). “Community-based game intervention to improve South Asian Indians’ engagement with advanced care planning: A pilot feasibility study.” Abstract, Poster and Podium Presentation at the SNRS Conference, Dallas. February 24, 2017.

Finney, M. M., Johnson, A., Boyd, S., Kajs-Wyllie, M. R., Jillapalli, R. (2016) Student engagement requires faculty engagement: Incorporation of learning system products across the undergraduate nursing curriculum; Sigma Theta Tau Zeta Gamma Chapter 2016 Pharm Refresh and Quality in Healthcare CEU conference, Mobile, AL.

Jillapalli, R. & Johnson, A. (2016). Alert Fatigue Solutions from a Nursing Perspective. Abstract and Poster presented at the College of Health Professions 20th Annual Faculty/Student Research Forum, Texas State University College of Health Professions, San Marcos, TX.


RECOGNITIONS:

Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching. Texas State University. June 2020.

Presidential Distinction Award for Excellence in Teaching, College of Health Professions, Texas State University. August 2017.

Outstanding Faculty in Teaching, St. David’s School of Nursing, Texas State University, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017. Voted & awarded by the graduating classes of the School of Nursing.

Faculty Excellence Award, Outstanding Teaching, College of Health Professions, Texas State University. August 2016.

Presidential Distinction Award for Excellence in Teaching, College of Health Professions, Texas State University. August 2015.

Received the “Favorite Faculty” award from the Alpha Chi Honor Society in May 2015 and 2016. She was nominated by newly-inducted undergraduate students for Spring 2015 and 2016.

Was promoted to Clinical Associate Professor on September 1, 2014.

2013 Dean Nominee for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching. College of Health Professions, Texas State University. August 2013. Nominated by Department Director and faculty colleagues.