SF SEC 111
Phone: (605) 357-1547
Dr. Deka is a native of India and came to the US in 2007 to pursue a MS degree in Exercise Science at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. While in India, Dr Deka professionally played badminton and had won many state, regional and national level tournaments. After completion of his masters, he joined the BSN program at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and graduated in 2012. Dr. Deka pursed a dual degree program at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and graduated with his PhD and Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Certification in 2016. His dissertation was funded by the MNRS/CANS dissertation grant in 2016. Dr. Deka also worked as a cardiac nurse at Nebraska Medicine for 4 years.
Dr. Deka currently teaches senior level undergraduate nursing students courses that integrate physiology, pathophysiology, pharmacology, health assessment, diagnosis, nursing intervention and management. The topics that he teaches include acid base imbalances, cellular regulation, perfusion, oxygenation, metabolism, digestion, grief and evidence-based practice and research. Dr. Deka also teaches the pathophysiology course to pre-nursing students. He is actively involved with teaching the simulation and seminar courses and has taught both in-class and online courses.
My research interest lies with investigating the physiological effects of sports and exercise. I have significant interest in investigating models, specifically with the use of technology, in their effectiveness in bringing about behavioral changes. My research looks at using technology to deliver social support to improve adherence to exercise in the cardiac population.
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