Hiroko Kiyoshi-Teo, Ph.D., RN

  • Assistant Professor, School of Nursing


Hiroko Kiyoshi-Teo, Ph.D., R.N. is assistant professor in the School of Nursing and at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, Oregon. Dr. Kiyoshi-Teo's program of research is to explore strategies to overcome barriers and promote facilitators of patient-centered evidence-based nursing interventions. Her work spans from prevention of device-related infections (ventilators, urinary catheters, and peripherally inserted central catheters) to fall prevention. Her current work focuses on behavior change for fall prevention with older adults using Motivational Interviewing. Since 2020, she lead a clinical trial to "Engaging Older Adults in Fall Prevention Using Motivational Interviewing" funded through National Institute of Nursing Research.

Education and training

    • B.S.N., 2000, St. Luke's College of Nursing
    • M.S., 2005, University of California San Francisco, School of Nursing
    • Ph.D., 2011, University of California San Francisco, School of Nursing

Memberships and associations:

  • Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing
  • Western Institute of Nursing
  • Society of Behavioral Medicine
  • The Gerontological Society of America

Areas of interest

  • Patient safety, fall prevention, behavior change, implementation science

Honors and awards

  • OHSU Flame Faculty Nominations: 2020, 2021
  • National Institute of Nursing Research K23 Award: 2020


Selected publications

  • Kiyoshi-Teo, H. & Northrup-Snyder, K. (In press). Adapted Motivational Interviewing improved hospital nurses' knowledge and attitudes to engage patients with fall prevention. The Online Journal of Issues in Nursing.
  • Kiyoshi-Teo, H., Northrup-Snyder, K. Cohen, D., & Izumi, S. (2020). Qualitative descriptions of patient perceptions about fall risks, prevention strategies and self-identity: Analysis of fall prevention Motivational Interviewing conversations. Clinical Journal of Nursing. 10.1111/jocn.15465. Advance online publication.
  • Kiyoshi-Teo, H., Northup-Snyder, K., Cohen, D., Dieckmann, D., Stoyles, S., Eckstrom, E., & Winters-Stone, K. (2019). Feasibility of Motivational Interviewing to engage older inpatients in fall prevention: A pilot randomized controlled trial.” Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 45, 19–29. https://doi.org/10.3928/00989134-20190813-03.
  • Kiyoshi-Teo, H., Northup-Snyder, K., Cohen, D.J., Dieckmann, N., Stoyles, S., Winters-Stone, K. & Eckstrom, E. (2019). Older inpatients’ fall risk factors, perceptions, and daily activities to prevent falling.” Geriatric Nursing, 40, no. 3 (May 1, 2019): 290–95. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gerinurse.2018.11.005.
  • Ross, A., Kiyoshi-Teo, H., Lee, C. (2017). Psychometric Analysis of the Leadership ENvironment Scale (LENS): Oregon research initiative on organization of nursing. Journal of Nursing Management. 
  • Kiyoshi-Teo, H., Carter, N. & Rose, A. (2017). Fall prevention practice gap analysis: Aiming for targeted improvements. Medsurg Nursing, 26, 332-335.
  • Kiyoshi-Teo, H., & Blegen, M. (2015). Influence of guidelines on oral hygiene practices in intensive care units. American Journal of Critical-Care Nurses, 24, 309-318. doi: 10.4037/ajcc2015920.
  • Greene, T., Kiyoshi-Teo, H., Reichert, H., Krein, S. & Saint, S. (2014). Urinary catheter indications in the United States. Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, 35 (Suppl), S96-S98. doi: 10.1086/677823
  • Kiyoshi-Teo, H., Cabana, M. Froelicher, E., & Blegen, M. (2014). Adherence to ventilator-associated pneumonia prevention guideline: Guideline user, guideline, and contextual factors. American Journal of Critical-care Nurses, 23, 201-215. doi:10.4037/ajcc2014837
  • Kiyoshi-Teo, H., Krein, S. & Saint, S. (2013). Applying mindful evidence-based practice at the bedside:  Using catheter-associated urinary tract infection as a model. Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, 34, 1099-1101. doi: 10.1086/673147