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Faculty Profile

Erik Carter
Erik
Carter
PhD, RN
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Bachelor of Science Nursing
ecarter@samuelmerritt.edu
510-867-1524

Dr. Carter's clinical experiences shaped the foundation for his platform of research. Prior clinical positions were in acute and critical care cardiovascular nursing. Dr. Carter has provided nursing care to patients from a wide range of ethnic and socioeconomic groups with cardiovascular disease and its sequelae. Cardiovascular and chronic genetic conditions have a strong heritable component, but the environment and individual factors also influence the disease course. This knowledge provided Dr. Carter with understanding into the compound nature of cardiac ion channel conditions, including the importance of environmental and individual factors on the progress and development of distinct disease entities as well as how social determinates of health are affected by the above factors.  Dr. Carter has recently expanded his research interest to include how social determinates of health influence everyday lived experiences, e.g. genetics data use.  In particular, I am interested in the advent of how genetic testing and personalized medicine affects those with limited access to this type of screening, e.g. medically marginalized patients.  Coupled with barriers like the high cost of genetic testing impact on the marginalized individuals, raises questions as to how these patients will have fair and adequate access to these technologies.  How we disseminate genetic testing to these vulnerable patients and families is essential as personalized medicine continues to prosper.

Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing, 2015

Dissertation Title: “Electrocardiographic and Genetic Idiosyncrasies and their Implications for Heart Transplantation”

Master of Science (Cardiogenomics), 2008

Major in Nursing Cardiogenetics

Minor in Nursing Education

Board of Registered Nursing, Advanced Practice Registered Nurse, APRN,  current since 2008

Board of Registered Nursing, Registered Nurse, RN current since 1990

Public Health Certification, current since 1990

Critical Care Registered Nurse Certification, current since 1992

Clinical Nurse Specialist (Cardiogenomics), current since 2008

Clinical Nurse Specialist Certification, 2014

Basic Cardiovascular Life Support (BCLS), certification current since 1990

Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support, certification 1992

Emergency Neurological Life support certification, 2016

 

Cardiac ion channelopathies, genetics, epigenetics electrocardiography, heart transplantation, gene-environment interactions, electrocardiography, cardiac surgery, cardiac transplant, genomics, cardiac genotypes, cardiac phenotypes, cardiac rhythms, sudden cardiac death, health compliance, health adherence, cardiac epidemiology, cardiac research, cardiac ion channelopathy, social determinates of health, social justice and diversity.

Samuel Merritt Courses

Fall 2015

ABSN: NURSG 108/LEC1/1 - Nursing Research

BSN: N190L/LEC-Senior Synthesis

BSN: N190L/LAB Senior Synthesis

BSN: NURSG 164/LEC1/1 - Managing Care of Adults III

BSN: NURSG 164/LEC2/2 - Managing Care of Adults III

Spring 2016

BSN: NURSG 164L/CLIN/2 - Managing Care of Adults III Clinical

BSN: NURSG 164L/CLIN/8 - Managing Care of Adults III Clinical

GENED 104/LEC/1 - Global Impact of Genetics and Genomics

NURSG 108/LEC2/2 - Nursing Research

Summer 2016

Health Assessment l and ll ABSN

NURSG 108/LEC2/2 - Nursing Research

Fall 2016

BSN: NURSG 164/LEC1/1 - Managing Care of Adults III

BSN: NURSG 164/LEC 2/2 - Managing Care of Adults III

Spring 2017

BSN: NURSG 164/LEC1/1 - Managing Care of Adults III

BSN: NURSG 164/LEC 2/2 - Managing Care of Adults III

Other Courses

2004          Heart Transplantation Symposium, California Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco, CA

2005          “Ventricular Assist Devices” California Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco, CA.

2006          “Cardiomyopathy and Heart Failure” City College San Francisco

2008          “Beginning Medical-Surgical Nursing” City College of San Francisco

2008          “Nursing and Pharmacogenomics” Cedars-Sinai, Los Angeles, CA

2008          “Evidence Matters: Implementing Evidence-Based Practice” Cedars-Sinai, Los Angeles, CA

2011          “Genomics of Warfarin” N232: Genomics and Pharmacology, UCSF

2014          “Channelopathies: What Are They, and Why Are They Dangerous?” Stanford Hospital

2014          “Channelopathies” N225: Cardiac Rhythm: Theory & Analysis, UCSF

2015          “Channelopathies: What Are They, and Why Are They Dangerous?” Stanford Hospital

Project Director, UCSF SON, NEW HEART Study

Carter, E V, Hickey, K T, Pickham, D M, et al. (2012). Feasibility and compliance with daily home electrocardiogram monitoring of the QT interval in heart transplant recipients. Heart & lung, 41(4), 368-73. PMID: 22459508

Carter, E V, Pickham, D M, et al. (2015). A comparison of QRS-T angle in heart transplant recipients and an ambulatory population.  Journal of electrocardiography. (In Review)

L. Doering, K. Hickey, B. Chen, F. Idemundia, E. Carter, D. Pickham, C. Castillo, D. Mancini, M. Deng, J. Kobashigawa, B. Drew (2014). Perceived Control: A Target for Improving Psychosocial Outcomes Early After Heart Transplant. DOI: 10.1016/j.healun.2014.01.118

K.T. Hickey, L.V. Doering, B. Chen, E.V. Carter, D. Pickham, C. Castillo, D.M. Mancini, M. Deng, J. Kobashigawa, B.J. Drew. (04/2015) Clinical and Gender Differences in Heart Transplant Recipients in the New Heart Study. DOI:10.1016/j.healun.2015.01.651

Kathleen T Hickey, Lynn V Doering, Belinda Chen, Erik V Carter, Robert R Sciacca, David Pickham, Carmen Castillo, Nicole R Hauser, and Barbara J Drew Clinical and gender differences in heart transplant recipients in the NEW HEART study Eur J Cardiovasc Nurs 1474515116651178, first published on May 17, 2016 doi:10.1177/1474515116651178

Feasibility and Compliance with Daily Home Electrocardiogram Monitoring of the QT Interval of Heart Transplantation, Pathways to Careers in Clinical Translational Research Symposium, UCSF 2011

A Comparison of QRS-T Angle in Heart Transplant Recipients and an Ambulatory Population International Society of Computerized Electrocardiography, San Jose, CA 2015

American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) Educational Advancement Scholarship

  • 2006- 2007, 2007-2008

American Association of Colleges of Nursing/ California Endowment (AACN/CE) Minority Faculty Scholarship

  • 2006-2007, 2007-2008, 2008-2009, 2009-2010

UCSF School of Nursing (SON) Dean’s Fellowship

  • 2008-2009, 2009-2010

SON Travel Award

  • 2009-2010

CTSI NIH Fellow-TL1

  • 2010-2011

Hubert Bell Alan Scholarship

  • 2012-2013

2004                 Heart Transplantation Symposium, California Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco, CA

2005                 “Ventricular Assist Devices” California Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco, CA.

2006                 “Cardiomyopathy and Heart Failure” City College San Francisco

2008                 “Beginning Medical-Surgical Nursing” City College of San Francisco

2008                 “Nursing and Pharmacogenomics” Cedars-Sinai, Los Angeles, CA

2008                 “Evidence Matters: Implementing Evidence-Based Practice” Cedars-Sinai, Los Angeles, CA

2011                 “Genomics of Warfarin” N232: Genomics and Pharmacology, UCSF

2014                 “Channelopathies: What Are They, and Why Are They Dangerous?” Stanford Hospital

2014                 “Channelopathies” N225: Cardiac Rhythm: Theory & Analysis, UCSF

2015                 “Channelopathies: What Are They, and Why Are They Dangerous?” Stanford Hospital

Sigma Theta Tau, 2006-2009

American Heart Association, 2006-current

International Society of Nurses in Genetics, 2008-2010

International Society of Computerized Electrocardiography, 2011-current

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