Lynda Slimmer, PhD, RN
Associate Department Head
Department of Biobehavioral Health Science
UIC College of Nursing
845 South Damen Avenue (MC 802)
Chicago, IL 60612-7350
Research / Discovery
Dr. Slimmer's research has focused on mental health promotion in children, depression in the elderly, and the scholarship of teaching.
She is the Interim Research Participant Advocate in the UIC Center for Clinical and Translational Sciences and a member of its Regulatory Support and Advocacy Core. She serves as a commentator for the Evidence Based Nursing journal and a reviewer for the journal Education for Health.
Teaching / Learning
Dr. Slimmer taught mental health nursing for 29 years in the Elmhurst College Deicke Center For Nursing Education. She also initiated and served as the Director of the College’s Service-Learning Program. She presently teaches Wholistic Health I and II in the UIC College of Nursing and implements the Teaching Mentoring Program for the Department of Biobehavioral Health Science.
Service / Practice
Dr. Slimmer is an active member of Sigma Theta Tau, Omicron Delta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi and the Midwest Nursing Research Society. She serves on the Elmhurst College Center for Excellence Professional Advisory Committee,
as well as the Hektoen Institute Nurses & Humanities Advisory Committee; she participates in UIC College of Nursing curriculum and evaluation workgroups, and is a Fellow in the UIC Honors College.
Dr. Slimmer is an avid traveler and especially enjoys “car trips” with her family.