Pamela Martyn-Nemeth, PhD, RN
Department of Biobehavioral Health Science
UIC College of Nursing
845 South Damen Avenue (MC 802)
Chicago, IL 60612-7350
Research / Discovery
Dr. Martyn-Nemeth's research primarily focuses on cardiovascular health promotion and risk reduction. Her research interests include the influence of biobehavioral factors including self-management, eating behavior, sleep, depression, and insulin resistance on cardiovascular disease risk in adolescents and young adults with type 1 diabetes. She has also conducted research examining stress, coping and eating behavior among minority adolescents and has developed a culturally focused exercise program using dance to promote physical activity among Latinos with type 2 diabetes. She also worked on a study with Dr. Laurie Quinn developing a biobehavioral model of cardiovascular and diabetes disease risk for Asian Indian adolescents in the U.S.
Teaching / Learning
Dr. Martyn-Nemeth teaches measurement in health research. Previously, she has taught pathophysiology, health policy and nursing research at the graduate level and health assessment, foundations of clinical nursing and adult health at the undergraduate level.
Service / Practice
Dr. Martyn-Nemeth has served as an elected Councilor of the Health Sciences Division of the Council on Undergraduate Research. She is an active member of the American Heart Association, the American Diabetes Association, the Obesity Society, the Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association, and the Midwest Nursing Research Society. She volunteers as a diabetes camp nurse annually for the American Diabetes Association and has served as a center director for the Doherty Center for Aviation and Health Research.
Dr. Martyn-Nemeth enjoys spending time with her family. She also likes to swim and cycle and is a dedicated marathon runner.
Current Research Projects:
- Measurement of Insulin Resistance in Older Adolescents and Young Adults with Type 1 Diabetes