Martha Biddle PhD, RN, APRN, CCNS, FAHA
Associate Professor, DNP Track Coordinator Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist

Martha Biddle received her undergraduate degree in nursing from Thomas More College in Edgewood, Ky. She received both her master’s degree and Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing from the University of Kentucky (2002, 2011) where the focus of her doctoral studies was the role of dietary antioxidants in patients with heart failure. Dr. Biddle is an associate professor and coordinator for the Clinical Nurse Specialist Track in the Doctor of Nursing Practice Program. For the past 5 years she has served as the director of operations for the RICH Heart Program, a collaborative group of investigators with multiple NIH and HRSA funded projects. She has served as a project director on several multi-site and international studies. She received funding from the Southern Nursing Research Society (SNRS) and Sigma Theta Tau International for her dissertation project. Her work has been recognized with several awards, including the SNRS Dissertation Award, Nursing Research Award from the Heart Failure Society of America, and a Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Graduation Award from the Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association. Dr. Biddle is a certified clinical nurse specialist with a clinical practice in the cardiology clinic at the University of Kentucky. She provides care to adults with cardiovascular disease with a focus on prevention and risk factor reduction. Her research interests include secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease, specifically through nutrition and physical activity interventions.

Contact Information

Phone: (859) 323-0639

Fax: (859) 323-1057

Email: martha.biddle@uky.edu



PhD, University of Kentucky College of Nursing, 2011
MSN, University of Kentucky, 2002
BSN, Thomas More College, 1987
General Studies, Northern Kentucky University, 1984


development and evaluation of secondary prevention interventions for individuals with cardiovascular disease


Dr. Martha Biddle's CV


Lennie, T. A. Biddle, M. J. Mudd-Martin, G. T. Bailey, A. L. Casey, B. R. Novak, M. J. Chung, M. L. Moser, D. K. An intervention to reduce sodium intake can lower blood pressure in adults with multiple cardiovascular risk factors living in a rural austere environment. (2013), Circulation 128 (A17858),

Moser, D. K. Dekker, R. L. Mudd-Martin, G. T. Chung, M. L. Biddle, M. J. Bailey, A. L. Casey, B. R. Westnest, S. Rayens, M. K. Novak, M. J. Lennie, T. A. Improving depressive symptoms among rural patients at high risk for cardiovascular disease in the most mentally distressed are in the country. (2013), Circulation 128 (A16947),

Eastwood, J. A. Doering, L. V. Lennie, T. A. Mudd-Martin, G. T. Biddle, M. J. Moser, D. K. Anxiety, depression and age: Implications for women with heart failure. (2013), Circulation 128 (22),

McCabe, P. J. Wade, K. Morgan, L. Biddle, M. J. Beckie, T. M. American Heart Association council on cardiovascular and stroke nursing. (2013), The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing 28 (4), 315-317.

Lennie, T. A. Moser, D. K. Biddle, M. J. Welsh, J. Bruckner, G. G. Thomas, D. T. Rayens, M. K. Bailey, A. L. Nutrition intervention to decrease symptoms in patients with advanced heart failure. (2013), Research in Nursing Health 36 (2), 120-145.


Mudd-Martin, G. T., Chung, M. L., Frazier, S. K., Lennie, T. A., Biddle, M. J., Casey, B. R., Bailey, A. L., Novak, J., Moser, D. K. 2012, November. Family history of cardiovascular disease in a first depress relative is associated with high risk profile, but not healthier life style. 2012 American Heart Association Scientific Sessions, American Heart Association, Los Angeles, CA .

Lennie, T. A., Frazier, S. K., Biddle, M. J., Novak, M. J., Casey, B. R., Mudd-Martin, G. T., Moser, D. K. 2012, November. Fatalism does not decrease effectiveness of interventions to improve cardiovascular health. 2012 American Heart Association Scientific Sessions, American Heart Association , Los Angeles, CA .

Biddle, M. J. 2012, November. Reaching rural populations. American Heart Association Annual Scientific Sessions, American Heart Association, Los Angeles, CA .

Moser, D. K., Pelter, M. M., Nesbitt, T., Biddle, M. J., Robinson, S., Cooper, L. S., Southard, J., Dracup, K. 2012, November. A Focused Heart Failure Self-Care Intervention Improves Self-Care Behavior Even in Patients with Global Cognitive Dysfunction. 2012 American Heart Association Annual Scientific Sessions, American Heart Association, Los Angeles, CA .

Moser, D. K., Lennie, T. A., Biddle, M. J., Mudd-Martin, G. T., Bailey, A. L., Casey, B. R., Frazier, S. K., Novak, J. 2012, November. Cardiovascular Risk Profile of Appalachians Living in an Austere Environment. 2012 American Heart Association Annual Scientific Sessions, American Heart Association, Los Angeles, CA .