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PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1993
MS, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1988
BSN, Marquette University, 1981


Self-management of cardiovascular disease; biopsychosocial and nutritional aspects of self-management of cardiovascular disease


Terry  Lennie, PhD, RN, FAHA, FAAN

Professor, Associate Dean for PhD Studies

Terry Lennie holds a joint PhD in nursing and psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and completed a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in neurobehavior at the University of Michigan. He came to UK in 2003 from The Ohio State University, where he was an associate professor of nursing. He currently serves as co-director of the RICH Heart Program and associate dean for the PhD program at the College of Nursing.

Dr. Lennie’s program of research focuses on the development of scientifically based interventions to optimize nutritional intake in patients with cardiovascular disease, with a special focus on heart failure. Current lines of research include determining (1) the psychological, social, biological, and environmental factors that influence food intake of patients with heart failure; (2) the effects of sodium restriction on nutritional quality of diets; (3) the roles body fat mass, nutritional intake, and proinflammatory cytokine activity play in the surprisingly better outcomes observed in overweight and obese patients with heart failure (for which he was funded by a grant from the National Institute of Nursing Research); (4) the effects dietary fat intake on proinflammatory cytokine activity; and (5) promoting nutritional self-management of cardiovascular disease prevention and treatment.

Dr. Lennie received the Heart Failure Society of America Nursing Research Award in 2003. The American Heart Association Council on Cardiovascular Nursing awarded him the Arteriosclerosis/Heart Failure Research Prize in 2004, the Research Article of the Year Award in 2006, and the Best Abstract Award in 2007. He is a fellow of the American Heart Association and the Academy of Nursing.


Moser, D. K., Lee, K. S., Wu, J. R., Mudd-Martin, G. T., Jaarsma, T. , Huang, T. Y., Fan, X. Z., Stromberg, A. , Lennie, T. A., Riegel, B.  (2014). Identification of symptom clusters among patients with heart failure: An international observational study. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 51 (10), 1366-1372.

Dekker, R. L., Lennie, T. A., Doering, L. V., Chung, M. L., Wu, J. R., Moser, D. K. (2014). Coexisting anxiety and depressive symptoms in patients with heart failure. European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 13 (2), 168-76.

Heo, S. , Moser, D. K., Pressler, S. J., Dunbar, S. B., Mudd-Martin, G. T., Lennie, T. A.. (in press) The psychometric properties of the symptom status questionnaire-heart failure. Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing.

Forren, J. L., Hooper, V. , Moser, D. K., Hall, L. A., Lennie, T. A., Holtman, J. R., Thomas, M. V., Centimole, Z. , Rush, C. R., Apfel, C. C. (2014). Postdischarge nausea and vomiting: Management strategies and outcomes over 7 days. Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing.



Dekker, R.L., Ashford, K.B., Lennie, T.A., Chung, M.L., Biddle, M.J., Mudd-Martin, G.T., Bailey, A.L., Moser, D.K. (2014, October).  Elevated cardiovascular risk factors among Appalachian women with a history of pregnancy complications. 2014 American Heart Association Scientific Sessions, Chicago, IL.

Lee, K.S., Lennie, T.A., Novak, J., Casey, B., Mudd-Martin, G.T., Bailey, A., Moser, D.K. (2014, June).  The association of inflammation with obesity and depressive symptoms among people with multiple cardiovascular disease risk factors. Sigma Theta Tau International's 25th International Nursing Research Congress, Sigma Theta Tau International, Hong Kong, China.

Lennie, T.A., Chung, M.L., Biddle, M.J., Mudd-Martin, G.T., Bailey, A.L., Westneat, S., Novak, M.J., Moser, D.K. (2014, April).  Financial status is related to following a heart healthy diet in rural adults with multiple cardiovascular risk factors. EuroHeartCare 2014 Congress, Stavanger, Norway.

Chung, M.L., Moser, D.K., Biddle, M.J., Mudd-Martin, G.T., Bailey, A.L., Bailey, A., Novak, M.J., Lennie, T.A. (2014, April).  Rural residents with heart failure had poor heart healthy diet. EuroHeartCare 2014 Congress, Stavanger, Norway.

Voigts, K., Moser, D.K., Lennie, T.A., Mudd-Martin, G.T. (2014, April).  Family history of hypertension is associated with personal hypertension risk. National Conference of Undergraduate Research, Lexington, KY.

Lock, S.E., Lennie, T.A. (2014, April).  The Dual Perspectives of Research and Practice Scholarship . Student Scholarship Showcase, University of Kentucky College of Nursing, Lexington, KY.

Sturgeon, L., Frazier, S.K., Lennie, T.A., Rayens, M.K., Callahan, L., Speck, D.F. (2014, February).  Glycemic variability and respiratory and peripheral muscle function in critically ill ventilator-dependent adults. 2014 Southern Nursing Research Society Annual Conference, Southern Nursing Research Society (SNRS), San Antonio, TX.

Adams, K.L., Dekker, R.L., Lennie, T.A., Chung, M.L., Dracup, K., Moser, D.K. (2013, November).  African American race is independently associated with poorer outcomes in patients with heart failure even in the presence of multiple risk factors for poor outcomes. 2013 American Heart Association Scientific Sessions, American Heart Association, Dallas, TX.

Moser, D.K., Dekker, R.L., Mudd-Martin, G.T., Chung, M.L., Biddle, M.J., Bailey, A.L., Casey, B.R., Westneat, S., Rayens, M.K., Novak, M.J., Lennie, T.A. (2013, November).  Improving depressive symptoms among rural patients at high risk for cardiovascular disease in the most mentally distressed area in the country. 2013 American Heart Association Scientific Sessions, American Heart Association, Dallas, TX.



The Jonas Nurse Leaders Scholar Program
Project Period: August/ 1/ 2014 - July/ 31/ 2016
Total Award: $10000.00
Sponsor: Jonas Center for Nursing Excellence

Reducing Health Disparities in Appalachians with Multiple Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors
Project Period: May/ 1/ 2013 - April/ 30/ 2016
Total Award: $2092473.00
Sponsor: Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute

Nutrition Intervention to Reduce Symptoms in Patients with Advanced Heart Failure
Project Period: September/ 27/ 2011 - July/ 31/ 2015
Total Award: $1523725.00
Sponsor: National Institute of Nursing Research


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