Hyochol “Brian” Ahn, PhD, ARNP, ANP-BC
University of Florida
P.O. Box 100197
Gainesville, FL 32610-0197
Dr. Ahn teaches both didactic and clinical courses for undergraduate and graduate students.
Dr. Ahn’s research interests focus on management of pain and behavioral symptoms in cognitively-impaired individuals, large-scale longitudinal data analysis, meta analysis, and technology development to improve clinical outcomes. He examined the effect of pain on disruptive behaviors among nursing home residents as a PI using a research grant from Sigma Theta Tau Alpha Theta Chapter.
Dr. Ahn is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, Gerontological Society of America, and Southern Nursing Research Society. He has been the recipient of the University of Florida Alumni Fellowship, Awards for Excellence in Scholarship from Sigma Theta Tau Alpha Theta Chapter, and Outstanding PhD Student Award from University of Florida College of Nursing. He is a College of Nursing Faculty Representative and a member of the University of Florida Health Science Center Student Conduct Committee.
Area of Expertise
Dr. Ahn is nationally certified as an Adult Nurse Practitioner.
Dr. Ahn received his BS in Nursing, MS in Adult and Elderly Nursing, and PhD in Nursing from the University of Florida. He also received BE in Electrical Engineering from the University of Seoul, South Korea, and MS in Electrical and Computer Engineering from University of Florida.
Ahn, H., & Horgas, A. (2013). The relationship between pain and disruptive behaviors in Florida nursing home residents with dementia. BMC Geriatrics, 13, 14. doi: 10.1186/1471-2318-13-14.
Ahn, H., Stechmiller, J., Horgas, A. (in press). Pressure ulcer related pain in nursing home residents with cognitive impairment. Advances in Skin & Wound Care.
Ahn, H., & Horgas, A. (in progress). Is pain mediator or moderator in the relationship between cognition and aggressive behaviors? Nursing Research.
Ahn, H., Hester, J., Puentes, C., Danek, G., & Guin, P. (in progress). Pressure ulcer risk assessment in critically ill adults: A descriptive study. American Journal of Critical Care.
Ali, A., Guo, J., Ahn, H., & Shuster, J. (2011). Outcomes of late corticosteroid withdrawal after renal transplantation in patients exposed to Tacrolimus and/or Mycophenolate mofetil: Meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. International Journal of Organ Transplantation Medicine, 2(4), 149-159.
Rowe, M. A., Vandeveer, S., Greenblum, C., List, C., Fernandez, R., Mixson, N., & Ahn, H. (2011). Persons with dementia missing in the community: Is it wandering or something unique? BMC Geriatrics, 11(1), 28. doi:10.1186/1471-2318-11-28
Rowe, M. A., Ahn, H., Pe Benito, A., Stone, H., Wilson, A., & Kaillar, J. (2010). Injuries and unattended home exits in persons with dementia: A 12-month prospective study. American Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease & Other Dementias, 25(1), 27-31. PMCID: PMC2821464.