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


Saleh, Z. T. Lennie, T. A. Mudd-Martin, G. T. Bailey, A. L. Novak, M. J. Biddle, M. J. Khalil, A. A. Darawad, M. Moser, D. K. Decreasing sedentary behavior by 30 minutes per day reduces cardiovascular disease risk factors in rural Americans. (2015), Heart & Lung 44 (5), 382-386.

Lee, K. Lennie, T. A. Dunbar, S. B. Pressler, S. J. Heo, S. Song, E. K. Biddle, M. J. Moser, D. K. The association between regular symptom monitoring and self-care management in patients with heart failure. (2015), Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing 30 (2), 145-151.

Chung, M. L. Lennie, T. A. Mudd-Martin, G. T. Moser, D. K. Adherence to a low-sodium diet in patients with heart failure is best when family members also follow the diet: A multicenter observational study. (2015), Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing 30 (1), 44-50.

Andreae, C. Stromberg, A. Chung, M. L. Lennie, T. A. Arestedt, K. Depressive symptoms as a moderator and mediator of the relationship between physical activity, appetite and perceived health among patients with heart failure. (2015), European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing 14 (S1), 61.

Mudd-Martin, G. T. Rayens, M. K. Lennie, T. A. Chung, M. L. Gokun, Y. Wiggins, A. T. Biddle, M. J. Bailey, A. L. Novak, M. J. Casey, B. R. Moser, D. K. Fatalism moderates the relationship between family history of cardiovascular disease and engagement in health promoting behaviors among at-risk rural Kentuckians. (2015), The Journal of Rural Health 31 (2), 206-216.


Lennie, T. A., Kang, J., Chung, M. L., Song, E. Y., Heo, S., Dunbar, S. B., Westneat, S., Moser, D. K. 2014, September. The healthy eating index is not a predictor of event-free survival in patients with heart failure. 18th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Heart Failure Society of America, Heart Failure Society of America, Las Vegas, NV .

Moser, D. K., Mudd-Martin, G. T., Biddle, M. J., Chung, M. L., Rayens, M. K., Bailey, A., Lennie, T. A. 2014, September. The hearthealth trial: Improving depressive symptoms and cardiovascular disease risk in the most physically and mentally unhealthy area in the United States on behalf of HeartHealth. European Society of Cardiology Congress, Barcelona, Spain.

Dekker, R. L., Ashford, K. B., Lennie, T. A., Chung, M. L., Biddle, M. J., Mudd-Martin, G. T., Bailey, A. L., Moser, D. K. 2014, October. Elevated cardiovascular risk factors among Appalachian women with a history of pregnancy complications. 2014 American Heart Association Scientific Sessions, Chicago, IL .

Lee, K. S., Lennie, T. A., Novak, J., Casey, B., Mudd-Martin, G. T., Bailey, A., Moser, D. K. 2014, June. The association of inflammation with obesity and depressive symptoms among people with multiple cardiovascular disease risk factors. Sigma Theta Tau International's 25th International Nursing Research Congress, Sigma Theta Tau International, Hong Kong, China.

Sturgeon, L., Frazier, S. K., Lennie, T. A., Rayens, M. K., Callahan, L., Speck, D. F. 2014, February. Glycemic variability and respiratory and peripheral muscle function in critically ill ventilator-dependent adults. 2014 Southern Nursing Research Society Annual Conference, Southern Nursing Research Society (SNRS), San Antonio, TX .