Linda L. McCreary, PhD, RN
Research Assistant Professor
Department of Health Systems Science
UIC College of Nursing
845 South Damen Avenue (MC 802)
Chicago, IL 60612-7350
Research / Discovery
Dr. McCreary's research areas include instrument development to measure family functioning, interventions to support family AIDS caregivers in Africa, and health promotion activities in a predominantly Latino Chicago public school. She has conducted process evaluations of community-based HIV prevention interventions with families, health care workers, and community members in rural Swaziland and Malawi. She developed the Family Effectiveness Measure to assess general family functioning in low-income, African American single-parent families with young children. She pilot tested and is currently developing a proposal to test an intervention to support female family caregivers of persons living with AIDS in Malawi. She is Project Director of a study to evaluate and replicate successful healthy eating and active living programs in elementary schools.
Teaching / Learning
Dr. McCreary guest lectures in graduate-level measurement and research design courses in the College of Nursing and School of Public Health and conducts independent study with PhD students. In the past, Dr. McCreary has taught NUSC 322 (Introduction to Nursing Research and Statistics for Evidence-Based Practice), NUSC 390 (Nursing Management and Leadership in Health Systems) and the graduate course NUSC 528 (Health, Environment and Systems).
Service / Practice
Dr. McCreary serves on a number of student PhD and MS committees and the HSS Departmental IRB Review Committee. She is immediate Past President of UIC's Alpha Lambda Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing.
Dr. McCreary is devoted to promoting positive family functioning with her husband, four adult children and their families. She also values cross-cultural learning and friendship and is committed to promoting a global perspective among students and faculty at the College of Nursing.