Terry Lennie PhD, RN, FAHA, FAAN
Professor, Senior Associate Dean

Terry Lennie holds a joint PhD in nursing and psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and completed a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in neurobehavior at the University of Michigan. He came to UK in 2003 from The Ohio State University, where he was an associate professor of nursing. He currently serves as co-director of the RICH Heart Program and associate dean for graduate faculty affairs at the College of Nursing. 

Dr. Lennie’s program of research focuses on the development of interventions to promote self-management of prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease with a particular interest in optimizing nutritional intake. Current lines of research include (1) determining the psychological, social, biological, and environmental factors that influence food choice; (2) identifying the ideal diet for patients with heart failure, including appropriate level of dietary sodium and (3) helping people use new technology to increase their ability to self-manage cardiovascular disease prevention and treatment.

Dr. Lennie received a Heart Failure Society of America Nursing Research Finalist Award in 2003. The American Heart Association Council on Cardiovascular and Stroke Nursing awarded him the Arteriosclerosis/Heart Failure Research Prize in 2004, the Research Article of the Year Award in 2006, the Best Abstract Award in 2007, and Clinical Article of the Year Award in 2014. In 2014 Dr. Lennie was also awarded the Best Oral Abstract Presentation by the Council on Cardiovascular Nursing and Allied Professionals, European Society of Cardiology and the Distinguished Achievement Award by the University of Wisconsin’s School of Nursing Alumni Organization. In 2016, he was inducted into the Sigma Theta Tau International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame. He is a fellow of the American Heart Association and the American Academy of Nursing.

Contact Information

Phone: (859) 323-6631

Fax: (859) 323-1057

Email: terry.lennie@uky.edu



PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1993
MS, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1988
BSN, Marquette University, 1981


Self-management of cardiovascular disease; biopsychosocial and nutritional aspects of self-management of cardiovascular disease


Dr. Terry Lennie's CV


Reeves, G. Alhurani, A. S. Frazier, S. K. Watkins, J. Lennie, T. A. Moser, D. K. The association of comorbid diabetes mellitus and symptoms of depression with all-cause mortality and cardiac rehospitalization in patients with heart failure. (2015), BMJ Open Diabetes Research & Care 3 (1),

Jurgens, C. Y. Goodlin, S. Dolansky, M. Ahmed, A. Fonarow, G. C. Boxer, R. Arena, R. Blank, L. Buck, H. G. Cranmer, K. Fleg, J. L. Lampert, R. J. Lennie, T. A. Lindenfeld, J. Piña, I. L. Semla, T. P. Trebbien, P. Rich, M. W. Heart failure management in skilled nursing facilities: a scientific statement from the American Heart Association and the Heart Failure Society of America. (2015), Journal of Cardiac Failure 21 (4), 263-299.

Heo, S. Moser, D. K. Lennie, T. A. Payne-Emerson, H. Welch, J. L. Weaver, M. Developing and testing the feasibility and acceptability of a tailored dietary intervention in patients with heart failure. (2015), Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing 30 (3), 213-221.

Hammash, M. Moser, D. K. Frazier, S. K. Lennie, T. A. Hardin-Pierce, M. G. Heart rate variability predicts occurrence of cardiac dysrhythmias duroing ventilator weaning . (2015), American Journal of Critical Care 24 (2), 118-127.

Heo, S. Lennie, T. A. Pressler, S. J. Dunbar, S. B. Chung, M. L. Moser, D. K. Factors associated with perceived control and the relationship to quality of life in patients with heart failure. (2015), European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing 14 (2), 137-144.


Abshire, D. A., Lennie, T. A., Chung, M. L., Biddle, M. J., Moser, D. K. 2015, November. Obesity Moderates the Relationship Between Depressive Symptoms and Diet Quality in Overweight and Obese Adults in Rural Kentucky. 2015 Scientific Session of the American Heart Association, Orlando, FL .

Dekker, R. L., Lennie, T. A., Moser, D. K., Miller, C. S., Ebersole, J. L., Chung, M. L., Campbell, C. L., Bailey, A. L., Tovar, E. G. 2015, November. Levels of oral inflammation—not salivary or serum biomarkers—predict worse functional status in hospitalized patients with heart failure. 2015 American Heart Association Scientific Sessions, , Orlando, FL .

Andreae, C., Stromberg, A., Chung, M. L., Lennie, T. A., Arestedt, K. 2015, June. Depressive symptoms as a moderator and mediator of the relationship between physical activity, appetite and perceived health among patients with heart failure. EuroHeartCare, Dobrovnik, Croatia.

Voigts, K., Moser, D. K., Lennie, T. A., Mudd-Martin, G. T. 2015, February. Parental History of Hypertension Increases Personal Risk of Hypertension. 2015 Southern Nursing Research Society Annual Conference, Tampa, FL .

Clements, L., Frazier, S. K., Lennie, T. A., Moser, D. K. 2015, February. The relationship between family function, depression, and quality of life in caregivers of patients with heart failure. 2015 Southern Nursing Research Society Conference, SNRS, Tampa, FL .