Hiroko Kiyoshi-Teo, Ph.D., RN

  • Assistant Professor, School of Nursing


Dr. Kiyoshi-Teo's program of research is to explore strategies to enhance the health and well-being of older adults. With her background in preventing adverse events in hospital settings (infection and falls), her current work focuses on reducing accidental falls among older adults in the community. Since 2016, she has led a number of trials using qualitative and quantitative methodologies to examine the impact of motivational interviewing to engage older adults in fall prevention. 

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

  • Older adults, fall prevention, patient engagement

Honors and awards

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


Selected publications

  • Kiyoshi-Teo, H., De Lima, B., Dieckmann, N., Vincenzo, Jennifer L., & Eckstrom, E. (in review). Impact of documented fall-risk, self-reported health and confidence to prevent falls on concern about falling among community-dwelling older adults.
  • Kiyoshi-Teo, H., McMahon, S. K., Northup-Snyder, K., & Cohen, D. J. (2023). Older people’s descriptions of their engagement in fall prevention. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 1939459231211803. https://doi.org/10.1177/01939459231211803
  • Kiyoshi-Teo, H., De Lima, B., Cohen, D. J., Dieckmann, N., Winters-Stone, K., & Eckstrom, E. (2023). Motivational Interviewing for Fall Prevention (MI-FP) pilot study: Older Adults’ readiness to participate in fall prevention. Geriatric Nursing, 54, 246–251. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gerinurse.2023.09.017
  • Kiyoshi-Teo, H., Lemon, E., Dennis, A., Smith, R., & Northrup-Snyder, K. (2023). How to talk to older adults about fall prevention: Lessons learned from motivational interviewing interventions in a randomized control trial. American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine, 0(0), online only. https://doi.org/10.1177/15598276231185551
  • McKinley-Yoder, C., Kiyoshi-Teo, H., & Ochoa-Cosler, O. (2023). Fall Prevention Care Management: Implementation and outcomes of a project to reduce fall risks of older adults in assisted living facilities. Journal of Nursing Care Quality, 38(4), 374–380. https://doi.org/10.1097/NCQ.0000000000000715
  • Kiyoshi-Teo, H., Izumi, S., Stoyles, S. & McMahon, S. (2022). Older adults' biobehavioral fall risks were impacted by the COVID pandemic: Lessons learned for future fall prevention research to incorporate multilevel perspectives. Innovation in Aging, 6(5)  https://doi.org/10.1093/geroni/igac033
  • Kiyoshi-Teo, H. & Northrup-Snyder, K. (2022). Adapted Motivational Interviewing improved hospital nurses' knowledge and attitudes to engage patients with fall prevention. The Online Journal of Issues in Nursing, 27. DOI:10.3912/OJIN.VOL27NO02PPT45
  • Kiyoshi-Teo, H., McKinley-Yoder, C., Ochoa-Cosler, O., Lemon, E., Stoyles, S., Tadesse, R., McGuire, J., & Lee, D. S. H. (2021). Feasibility study of student-led fall prevention care management: Reducing fall risks in assisted living facilities. Gerontology & Geriatrics Education, 1–16. https://doi.org/10.1080/02701960.2021.1969387.
  • 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