Miyeon Jung, PhD, RN

Miyeon Jung, PhD, RN

Community & Health Systems
Assistant Professor

Contact Information

Email: miyjung@iu.edu
Phone: 317-274-4360
Nursing E411, Indianapolis


Postdoctoral Fellowship, Indiana University, Indianapolis
PhD, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
MSN, Chungnam National University, South Korea
BSN, Chungnam National University, South Korea


Dr. Jung is an assistant professor at the Indiana University School of Nursing. She joined the faculty in the spring of 2018. Dr. Jung’s program of research focuses on cognitive interventions for patients with heart failure. The long-term goal of Dr. Jung’s research is to enhance quality of life and reduce unnecessary hospitalizations among people with heart failure by improving cognition needed to complete self-care tasks. Her program entails 1) developing advanced technology cognitive interventions for patients with heart failure, and 2) identifying genetic biomarkers associated with improvements in attention and self-care. Dr. Jung’s current research project seeks to develop a virtual-reality based cognitive intervention using the natural environment to restore attention function in patients with heart failure. Dr. Jung also is a co-investigator on a study of a computerized cognitive training intervention to improve memory among patients with heart failure. In addition to her research, Dr. Jung teaches master’s level research methods classes, and serves as a committee member for the Heart Failure Society of America and the American Heart Association.

External Funding

A Virtual Reality Intervention to Improve Attention in Heart Failure Patients.

Role: principal investigator.

Funded by the American Heart Association Career Development Award (2019 - 2022)


Cognitive Intervention to Improve Memory in Heart Failure Patients

Role: co-investigator

Funded by NIH/NINR (2016 - 2021)


Testing a Model of Cognitive Function with APOE and BDNF Genes and Heart Failure

Role: principal investigator

Funded by National Alzheimer’s Coordinating Center Junior Investigator Award and Sigma Theta Tau Alpha Chapter Research Grant (2017 - 2018)


Attention Restoration Intervention for Heart Failure Patients

Role: student principal investigator

Funded by American Heart Association Pre-doctoral Fellowship (2013 - 2014)

Selected Publications

Jung M, Apostolova LG, Gao S, Burney H, Lao D, Foroud T, Saykin AJ, Pressler SJ. Testing influences of APOE and BDNF genes and heart failure on cognition. Heart & Lung (Epub ahead of print July 20, 2020)

Halloway S, Jung M, Yeh A, Liu J, McAdams E, Barley M, Dorsey SG, Pressler SJ. An integrative review of BDNF and serious cardiovascular conditions. Nursing Research. (Epub ahead of print June 15, 2020)

Pressler SJ, Jung M, Lee CS, Arkins TP, O’Donnell D, Cook R, Bakoyannis G, Newhouse R, Gradus-Pizlo I, Pang P. Heart Failure Patients En Route to Hospital: Clinical Status, Treatments, and Predictors of Multiple Transports by Emergency Medical Services. Heart & Lung (Epub ahead of print April 3, 2020)

Kohler C, Chang M, Allemann-Su Y, Vetter M, Jung M, Jung Misook, Conley Y, Paul S, Kober K, Cooper B, Smoot B, Levine J, Miaskowski C, Katapodi M. Changes in attentional function in patients from prior to through 12 months after breast cancer surgery. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management (Epub ahead of print January 15, 2020)

Pressler SJ, Jung M, Haedtke C. Interventions Transformed Through Technology to Improve Cognitive Function in Heart Failure. Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing. 2019;34(6):430-432.

Jung M, Northouse L, Jonides J, Berman MG, Koelling TM, Pressler SJ. Randomized crossover study of the natural restorative environment intervention to improve attention and mood in heart failure. Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing. 2017;32(5):464-479. doi: 10.1097/JCN.0000000000000368

 Jung M, Jonides J, Berman MG, Northouse L, Koelling TM, Pressler SJ. Construct validity of the multi-source interference task to examine attention in heart failure. Nursing Research. 2018;67(6):465-472. doi: 10.1097/NNR.0000000000000314

 Pressler SJ, Jung M. Chronic heart failure with memory and attention dysfunction: Old problem, thinking anew. JACC: Heart Failure. 2018;6(7):593-595.

 Pressler SJ, Giordani B, Titler M, Gradus-Pizlo I, Smith D, Dorsey SG, Gao S, Jung M. Design and rationale of the cognitive intervention to improve memory in heart failure patients (MEMOIR-HF) study. Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing. 2018; 33(4), 344-355. DOI: 10.1097/JCN.0000000000000463

 Pressler SJ, Harrison J, Titler M, Koelling TM, Jung M, Dorsey SG, et al. APOE ε4 and memory among patients with heart failure. Western Journal of Nursing Research. 2017;39(4):455-472.

 Hammers D, Jung M, Pressler SJ, Giordani B. Clinical utility of auditory testing in a heart failure population. Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing. 2013;28(5):444-452.

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