Catherine Ryan, PhD, RN, CNS, CCRN, FAHA
Research Assistant Professor
Department of Biobehavioral Health Science
UIC College of Nursing
845 South Damen Avenue (MC 802)
Chicago, IL 60612-7350
Research / Discovery
Dr. Ryan's research interest is symptom interpretation and symptom clustering. She has completed studies related to knowledge of symptoms in adults at risk for heart attack, symptom clusters in persons with acute myocardial infarction (AMI), and symptom clusters as they relate to delay in seeking treatment for AMI. She served as project director for the study "Quality of Life in African-American Cancer Survivors."
Teaching / Learning
Dr. Ryan teaches NUSC 503 "Evidence-Based Practice" in the DNP program and is a member of the DNP task force. In addition, she teaches NUSC 390 "Leadership Management," NUSC 522/523 "Advanced Practice Practicum," NUSC 317 "Critical Care," and contributes to NUSC 532 "Comprehensive Health Assessment" on cardiovascular topics. In the past, Dr. Ryan has taught "Introduction to Research and Statistics" (Nursing 322) at UIC, as well as nursing classes at other area universities. She is a guest lecturer for cardiovascular topics in a variety of courses.
Service / Practice
Dr. Ryan is an active member of the American Association of Critical Care Nurses (Northwest Chicago Area Chapter), currently president of the Alpha Lambda Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau, and a member of the Midwest Nursing Research Society and the American Heart Association Council for Cardiovascular Nursing. She currently serves on the Complex Cardiovascular Patient and Family Committee of the American Heart Association. She is also a reviewer for several nursing journals.
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In her spare time, Dr. Ryan enjoys travel and is an avid downhill skier.
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