Elizabeth A. Schlenk, PhD, RN
Health and Community Systems
School of Nursing|
415 Victoria Building
3500 Victoria St
Pittsburgh, PA 15261
ResearchMy research is focused on adherence to chronic disorder regimens, with a particular focus on adherence to physical activity regimen. I have conducted observational and intervention studies with colleagues from across several disciplines that have focused on type 2 diabetes, hypertension, Raynaud`s disease, fibromyalgia syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis, and osteoarthritis. I am testing a self-efficacy based intervention to improve physical activity in older adults who have osteoarthritis of the knee and comorbid hypertension.
TeachingI am the Coordinator of the Masters Program in Nurse Specialty Roles — Nursing Research Area of Concentration. I teach NUR 0067 Nursing Research: An Introduction to Critical Appraisal and Evidence-Based Practice, NUR 2007 Research for Evidence-Based Practice II, NUR 2800/2801 Coordinating Clinical Trials/Practicum, and NUR 3042 Research Emphasis Seminar: Chronic Disorders. I serve on dissertation and DNP capstone committees as a chair or member. I serve as a preceptor for NUR 2002 Research Practicum and research practicum courses associated with Grant Writing (NUR 3050), Developing a Program of Research (NUR 3051), and Manuscript Development (NUR 3052).
ServiceAt the national level, I am member of the Association of Rheumatology Health Professionals (ARHP), a division of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR), and serve as the elected member at large-finance member on the ARHP Executive Committee and the liaison to the ACR Committee on Finance. At the School level, I am a member of the PhD Curriculum Committee.
|PhD||University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI|
|Nursing (Clinical Research)|
|MA||University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA|
|Nursing (Clinical Area: Adult Health; Specialty Focus: Nursing Education)|
|BSN||Mount Mercy College, Cedar Rapids, IA|
|1996–2011||Assistant Professor, School of Nursing, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA|
|2011–present||Associate Professor, School of Nursing, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA|
|1994-1995||Research Associate / Postdoctoral Fellow, School of Nursing, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA|
|1994||Research Associate, School of Nursing and Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI|