Graciela E. Silva Torres, PhD, MPH

Graciela E. Silva Torres, PhD, MPH
Clinical Associate Professor
520-626-2206
College of Nursing
Room Number: 
315
All Funding: 
Currently there is no grant funding information for this individual.
Publications: 
  1. Graciela E. Silva, PhD, MPH, James L. Goodwin, PhD, Kimberly D. Vana, DNP, RN, Monica M. Vasquez, MPH, Peter G. Wilcox, BSN, RN, Stuart F. Quan, MD. (2014). Restless Legs Syndrome, Sleep, and Quality of Life among Adolescents and Young Adults. Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine. Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, 10(7):779-86.

 

  1. Kimberly D. Vana, Graciela E. Silva. (2014). Evaluating the Use of a Simulated Electronic Health Record and Online Drug Reference in a Case Study to Enhance Nursing Students' Understanding of Pharmacologic Concepts and Resources. Nurse Educator. Nurse Educator, 39 (4): 160-165.

 

  1. Natalie D. Shaw, James L. Goodwin, Graciela E. Silva, Janet E. Hall, Quan Stuart F. Quan, Atul Malhotra. (2013). Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in preadolescent girls is associated with delayed breast development compared to girls without OSA. Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, 15(9): 813-8.

 

  1. Kimberly D. Vana, Graciela E. Silva, Rochelle Goldberg. (2013). Predictive Abilities of the STOP-Bang and Epworth Sleepiness Scale in Identifying Sleep Clinic Patients at High Risk for Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Research in Nursing and Health. Research in Nursing and Health;36(1):84-94. Epub 2012 Sep 24.

 

  1. Graciela E. Silva, PhD, MPH, James L. Goodwin, PhD, Sairam Parthasarathy, MD, Duane L. Sherrill, PhD, Kimberly D. Vana, MS, FNP-BC, Amy A. Drescher, PhD, RD, Stuart F. Quan, MD. (2011). Longitudinal Association between Short Sleep, Body Weight, and Emotional and Learning Problems in Hispanic and Caucasian Children. SLEEP, 34(9), 1197-1206.

 

  1. Graciela E. Silva, PhD, MPH, Kimberly D. Vana, MS, RN, FNP-BC, James L. Goodwin, PhD, Duane L. Sherrill, PhD, Stuart F. Quan, MD. (2011). Identification of Patients with Sleep Disordered Breathing: Comparing the Four-Variable Screening Tool, STOP, STOP-Bang, and Epworth Sleepiness Scales. Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine. . J Clin Sleep Med, 7(5):467-472.

 

  1. Mark A. Brown, MD, James L. Goodwin, PhD, Graciela E. Silva, PhD, Ajay Behari, MD, Anne B. Newman, MD, Naresh M. Punjabi, MD, Helaine E. Resnick, PhD, John A. Robbins, MD, Stuart F. Quan, M.D. 2011. The Impact of Sleep-Disordered Breathing on Body Mass Index (BMI): The Sleep Heart Health Study (SHHS). Southwest Journal of Pulmonary and Critical Care, (3), 159-168.

 

  1. Amy A. Drescher, PhD, James L. Goodwin, PhD, Graciela E. Silva, Ph.D, MPH, Stuart F. Quan, MD. (2011). Caffeine and Screen time in Adolescence: Associations with short sleep and obesity. Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, 7(4), 337-342

 

  1. James L. Goodwin, PhD, Monica M. Vasquez, MPH, Graciela E. Silva, PhD, MPH, Stuart F. Quan, MD. (2010). Incidence and Remission of Sleep Disordered Breathing and Related Symptoms in 6-17 Year Old Children-the Tucson Children's Assessment of Sleep Apnea
    Study (TuCASA). Journal of Pediatrics, 157(1), 57-61.

 

  1. Kimberly D. Vana, M.S., Graciela E. Silva, Ph.D., M.P.H., Diann Muzyka, Ph.D., and Lorraine M. Hirani, M.S.N. (2010). Effectiveness of an Audience Response System in Teaching Pharmacology to Baccalaureate Nursing Students. CIN: Computers, Informatics, Nursing, 29(6), 326-334.

 

  1. Shannon M. Lundy, Graciela E. Silva, Kristine L. Kaemingk, James L. Goodwin, and Stuart F. Quan. (2010). Cognitive Functioning and Academic Performance in Elementary School Children with Anxious/Depressed and Withdrawn Symptoms. The Open Pediatric Medicine Journal, 4, 1-9.

 

  1. **Graciela E. Silva, PhD, MPH, Ming-Wen An, PhD, James L. Goodwin, PhD, Eyal Shahar, MD, Susan Redline, MD,  Helaine Resnick, PhD, Carol M. Baldwin, PhD RN, Stuart F. Quan, MD. (2009). Longitudinal evaluation of sleep-disordered breathing and sleep symptoms with change in quality of life: the Sleep Heart Health Study (SHHS). Sleep, 32(8), 1049-1057. (Also featured on Best of Sleep Medicine 2010).

 

  1. Graciela E. Silva, PhD, MPH, Stefano Guerra, MD, PhD, MPH, Sam Keim, MD, Robert A. Barbee, MD, and Duane L. Sherrill, PhD. (2008). Longitudinal Decline in Diffusing Capacity of the Lung for Carbon Monoxide (DL,CO) in Community Subjects with the PiMZ a1-Antitrypsin Phenotype. Chest, 133, 1095-1100.

 

  1. Imran Sharief, M.D., Graciela E. Silva, Ph.D., MPH, James L. Goodwin, Ph.D, MPH, Stuart F. Quan, M.D. (2008). Effect of Sleep Disordered Breathing on the Sleep of Bed Partners in the Sleep Heart Health Study. Sleep, 31, 1449-1456.

 

  1. **Graciela E. Silva, Ph.D., James L. Goodwin, Ph.D., Duane L. Sherrill, Ph.D., Jean L. Arnold, BSEP, RPSGT, Richard R. Bootzin, Ph.D., Terry Smith, BSIT, Joyce A. Walsleben, Ph.D., Carol M. Baldwin, Ph.D., RN, Stuart F. Quan, M.D. (2007). Relationship between Reported and Measured Sleep Times: The Sleep Heart Health Study (SHHS). Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, 3(6), 622-630.

 

  1. James L. Goodwin, Graciela E. Silva, Kris L. Kaemingk, Duane L. Sherrill, Wayne J. Morgan, Stuart F. Quan. (2007), Comparison between Reported and Recorded Total Sleep Time and Sleep Latency in 6-11 year-old Children -- The Tucson Children's Assessment of Sleep Apnea Study (TuCASA). Sleep and Breathing, 11(2), 85-92.

 

  1. Ronald R. Watson, Peter Rohdewald, Graciela E. Silva. (2007). Asthma risk factors in Desert Southwest of USA: Role of nutritional supplement, Pycnogenol® in therapy. Journal of Nutritional & Environmental Medicine, 16(1), 33-38.

 

18.   **Silva, Graciela E., Duane L. Sherrill, Stefano Guerra, and Robert A. Barbee.  (2004). Asthma as a Risk Factor for COPD in a Longitudinal Study. Chest, 26, 59-65.

 

  1. Silva, Graciela E., Duane L. Sherrill, Stefano Guerra, and Robert A. Barbee. (2003). A Longitudinal Study of a-1 Antitrypsin Phenotypes and Decline in FEV1 in a Community Population. Chest, 123, 1435-1440.[1]   
  2. Articles marked with ** have been featured on press releases on television (Arizona Illustrated), radio (British Broadcasting Centers, BBC Radio), newspaper (The London Telegraph and Arizona Daily Star), and on numerous web pages. Articles co-authored with students are indicated by the italicized student’s name.†Indicate my additional contribution as sole data analyst.
Honors and Awards: 
2013
Alpha Nu Chapter of Delta Omega, National Public Health Honorary Society
2010
Best of Sleep Medicine, manuscript selected for this publication American Academy of Sleep Medicine’s Young Investigator Research
2005
National Institutes of Health/National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Minority Postdoctoral Fellowship
2001
National Institutes of Health/National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Minority Pre-doctoral Fellowship
2004
American Thoracic Society Minority Travel Award
2002
U of A Graduate College Fellowship
1998
Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL), National Center for Infectious Diseases (NCID) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Emerging Infectious Diseases Training Fellowship
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