Pallav Deka

Pallav Deka

Assistant Professor


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.

Teaching Interests:

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.

Research Interests:

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.


  • Ph D, Nursing, University of Nebraska Medical Center, 2016
  • BS, Nursing, University of Nebraska Medical Center, 2012
  • MS, Exercise Science, University of Nebraska at Omaha, 2010
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Management, Human Resource Management, All India Management Association-Center for Management Education, 2005
  • Bachelor of Commerce, Management, Gauhati University, 2001

Licensures and Certifications:

  • Adult Gerentology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
  • Basic Life Support, American Heart Association
  • Registerred Nurse, South Dakota Board of Nursing
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support, American Heart Association


Citations listed below are presented in a standardized, modified format for display purposes only. They do not necessarily reflect the preferred style and conventions of the faculty member or discipline.

  • Deka, Pallav, Berg, Kris, Jeanette, Harder, Batelaan, Herman, McGrath, Melanie, and . Oxygen cost and physiological responses of recreational badminton match play, 760-765. Vol. 57, Iss. 6. Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness, 2017. (DOI: 10.23736/S0022-4707.16.06319-2)
  • Bhuyan, Soumitra, O, Shiyanbola, S, Kedia, A, Chandak, Y, Wang, O, Ishehunwa, N, Annunobi, I, Ebuenyi, P, Deka, S, Ahn, and C, Chang. Does Cost-Related Medication Nonadherence among Patients with a Cardiovascular Disease Depend on Gender? Evidence from a Nationally Representative Sample, 108-115. Vol. 27, Iss. 1..
  • Deka, Pallav, Pozehl, Bunny, Williams, Mark, and Yates, Bernice. Adherence to recommended exercise guidelines in patients with heart failure., 41-53. Vol. 22, Iss. 1. Heart Failure Reviews, 2017. (DOI: 10.1007/s10741-016-9584-1)
  • Yates, Bernice, Pozehl, Bunny, Kupzyk, Kevin, Epstein, Crystal, and Deka, Pallav. Are Heart Failure and Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery Patients Meeting Physical Activity Guidelines?, 119-124. Vol. 42, Iss. 3. Rehabilitation Nursing, 2015. (DOI: 10.1002/rnj.257)
  • Hanson, Nicholas, Berg, Kris, Deka, Pallav, Ryan, C, and . Oxygen Cost of Running Barefoot versus Running Shod, 401-406. Vol. 32, Iss. 6. International Journal of Sports Medicine, 2011. (DOI: 10.1055/s-0030-1265203)
  • Matija, Radovic, Shing Jye, Chen, Nicholas, Hanson, and Deka, Pallav. Validation of an Instrumented Handrail, S420. Vol. 41, Iss. S1. Journal of Biomechanics, 2008.

Awards and Honors:

  • 2017 Outstanding Dissertation Award, Midwest Nursing Research Society Health Promoting Behavior Across the Lifespan Research Interest Group, 2017
  • 2017 Charles E. Gibbs Leadership Prize, Women's Health Issues Journal Editorial Board, Jacobs Institute of Women's Health, George Washington University., 2017