Irene Kane

Associate Professor
Health & Community Systems
School of Nursing
415 Victoria Building
3500 Victoria Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15261

F: 412-383-7293


My scholarly interest underscores my investment in factors which promote wellness and disease prevention, including stress management, exercise for physical and mental health, and prevention of substance abuse through early screening.


Primary teaching responsibility focuses on alcohol/substance use and FASD prevention with federal grants and stress management for health promotion with community service.  I have support faculty responsibility for select terms for NUR 1060/1260 Nursing Care of Clients with Psychiatric Mental Health Problems.


I am a member of the University Senate Benefits and Welfare Committee and served as committee chair with associated Senate responsibilities. I have chaired the School of Nursing BSN Council and actively participate on multiple nursing committees. I have held both leadership and member roles with Sigma Theta Tau International and participate as a member of the American College of Sports Medicine. My certifications include the American College of Sports Medicine as an Exercise Physiologist and the American Nurse Credentialing Center as a Certified Nurse Administrator, Advanced. An emphasis of my community service is providing ongoing stress-management education sessions for numerous community groups which frequently include student participation for learning. Throughout my career I have also supported numerous community services through board-volunteer positions (e.g. Family House, Epilepsy Foundation, UPMC Braddock Foundation, UPMC Healthy Lifestyle Community Programs).