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Chanam Shin

Chanam Shin

Associate Professor of Nursing

Email: shinc2@spu.edu
Phone: 206-281-2608
Office: SHS 120


Education: PhD, Saint Louis University

Dr. Chanam Shin comes to Seattle Pacific University from Phoenix, Arizona, where she taught in the undergraduate and graduate programs (BSN, BS, MS, DNP, and PhD) as an Assistant Professor at Arizona State University (ASU) College of Nursing and Health Innovation. She primarily taught nursing research and EBP, Biostatistics, and scientific role development courses. Prior to moving to ASU, she taught in the undergraduate (traditional and accelerated 2nd degree track) and graduate programs (MSN), as an Assistant Professor at Indiana State University College of Health and Human Services.

Dr. Shin is originally from South Korea, where she received her Associate Degree in Nursing, BSN, and Master of Public Administration in Nursing. She moved to the US in 2004 and received her PhD in Nursing at Saint Louis University, St. Louis, MO.  

Dr. Shin teaches undergraduate students in Pathophysiology and EBP as well as DNP students in Foundations of EBP and Scholarly Project Proposal. Her primary research focus is reducing cardiometabolic health disparities among racial/ethnic minority who are culturally diverse and underserved. Dr. Shin has numerous publications and grants in support of her research. She serves the broader research community by serving as an Academic editor for PLOS ONE, and an Associate editor for BMC Public Health, and an ad hoc reviewer for a number of nursing journals. From a practice perspective, Dr. Shin has a background in medical-surgical and critical care nursing.


Shin, C-N., Keller, C., Sim, J., Im, E-O, Belyea, M., & Ainsworth, B. (2020). Interventions for cardiovascular disease risk reduction in Korean Americans: A systematic review. Clinical Nursing Research, 29(2), 84-96. doi: 10.1177/1054773818793602.

Shin, C-N., & Belyea, M. (2019). Psychosocial factors and dietary practices in Korean Americans. Clinical Nursing Research, 28(3), 374-388. doi: 10.1177/1054773817740520.

Lee, J., Carvallo, M., Lee, E., Chung, J., & Shin, C-N. (2019). Affective and cognitive attitudes on cervical health behaviors among Asian American women. Family & Community Health, 42(2), 123-132. doi: 10.1097/FCH.0000000000000216.

Shin, C-N., Lee, Y-S., & Belyea, M. (2018). Physical activity, benefits, and barriers across the aging continuum. Applied Nursing Research, 44, 107-112.

Lee, M., Shin, C-N., & An, K. (2018). Trustworthiness, readability, and suitability of web-based information for stroke prevention and self-management for Korean Americans: Critical evaluation. Interactive Journal of Medical Research, 7(2), e10440. doi:10.2196/10440.

View Dr. Shin’s CV (PDF) for additional publications.


Why I Teach at SPU

Chanam Shin, Associate Professor of Nursing

"I teach at SPU because I can integrate my Christian faith into my work and career. At SPU, I have an opportunity to serve God by serving students and community while I am a part of nurturing team for the future generation of nurses."