336 Victoria Building
3500 Victoria St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15261
My program of research focuses on cardiovascular health and genomics. I believe the cornerstone of cardiovascular health is a lifestyle that includes a healthy weight, a balanced diet, physical activity, and adequate sleep. Currently, I am examining how shift work influences cardiovascular health. Additionally, I am exploring the role of genomics, specifically DNA methylation, on the development of premature cardiovascular disease.
In the Fall and Spring, I teach a section of the undergraduate ethics course, NUR 1085. During the summer, I am a clinical instructor on medicine and telemetry unit at the Veteran’s Administration Hospital. Also, I am an Affiliated Faculty Member of the University’s Center for Bioethics & Health Law.
I am a member of the American Heart Association (AHA), International Society of Nurses in Genetics (ISONG), and Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) Honor Society for Nurses. In the School of Nursing, I serve as a member of the BSN Council and the Diversity Committee. At the University level, I am a member of the Institutional Review Board.