Department: School of Nursing 

Areas of expertise:

  • Cardiovascular disease in rural women
  • Self-care post-heart disease invasive interventions
  • Social Determinants of Health
  • Cross-cultural experiential learning
  • Design thinking 

Choshi is an assistant professor of nursing in the College of Health and Behavioral Studies, School of Nursing where she teaches Population Health in the Community, Health Equity- the design thinking approach, and Research designs and methods. 

Choshi’s research focuses on self-care behaviors of rural women with cardiovascular disease, and the impact of social determinants of health on equitable health care service access, delivery and utilization. She has a passion for health equity and teaches students to approach patients with empathy, as people, not as their conditions or illnesses. 

Choshi earned a diploma in nursing (midwifery, community health and psychiatry) at Lebone College of Nursing, in Pretoria, South Africa; a bachelor of science in nursing degree at the University of Phoenix, Tucson, Arizona, and a doctorate in nursing philosophy at the University of Arizona, Tucson. She spent 22 years as a cardiovascular critical care and cardiac catheterization nurse.

Contact: Eric Gorton,, (540)908-1760

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