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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.


Lennie, T. A. (2015). 20 things you didn’t know about nutrition and cardiovascular disease. Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 30 (3), 190-191.

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., 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.

Chung, M.L., Lennie, T.A., Moser, D.K. (2014, September).  Association between depressive symptoms and emotional well-being was moderated by gender, no caregiving status, in heart failure patient-caregiver dyads. 18th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Heart Failure Society of America, Heart Failure Society of America, Las Vegas, NV.

Chung, M.L., Lennie, T.A., Moser, D.K. (2014, September).  The feasibility of the family cognitive education intervention to improve depressive symptoms and quality of life in patients with heart failure and their family caregivers. 18th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Heart Failure Society of America, Heart Failure Society of America, Las Vegas, NV.

Lennie, T.A., Kang, J., Chung, M.L., Song, E.Y., Heo, S., Dunbar, S.B., Westneat, S., Moser, D.K. (2014, September).  The healthy eating index is not a predictor of event-free survival in patients with heart failure. 18th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Heart Failure Society of America, Heart Failure Society of America, Las Vegas, NV.

Moser, D.K., Mudd-Martin, G.T., Biddle, M.J., Chung, M.L., Rayens, M.K., Bailey, A., Lennie, T.A. (2014, September).  The hearthealth trial: Improving depressive symptoms and cardiovascular disease risk in the most physically and mentally unhealthy area in the United States on behalf of HeartHealth. European Society of Cardiology Congress, Barcelona, Spain.

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.



Effects of Family Sodium Watchers Program on Outcomes in Heart Failure Patient-Family Caregiver Dyads
Project Period: September/ 26/ 2014 - July/ 31/ 2019
Total Award: $2404267.00
Sponsor: National Institute of Nursing Research

Future of Nurse Scholars
Project Period: April/ 1/ 2015 - August/ 31/ 2018
Total Award: $150000.00
Sponsor: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

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: $1523306.00
Sponsor: National Institute of Nursing Research