Laura Hieronymus DNP, MSEd, RN, MLDE, BC-ADM, CDCES, FADCES
Adjunct Associate Professor
Dr. Laura Hieronymus earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing, master’s degree in allied health and education and doctor of nursing practice from the University of Kentucky. She is board certified in advanced diabetes management, a master licensed diabetes educator and a certified diabetes care and education specialist. Dr. Hieronymus is also a fellow of the Association of Diabetes Care and Education Specialists, where she served as diabetes educator of the year in 2006-2007.
Dr. Hieronymus is the editor for Practical Diabetology, a journal magazine with practical approaches to diabetes and related diseases, from MadavorMedia. Dr. Hieronymus is the associate editor for Diabetes Spectrum, a peer-reviewed journal from the American Diabetes Association, and serves as a contributing editor for Diabetes Self-Management, a consumer-focused magazine for people with diabetes.
Her expertise includes patient and family education across the lifespan for individuals with Type 1 diabetes, Type 2 diabetes and prediabetes, as well as diabetes and pregnancy. Additional areas of interest include interdisciplinary clinical and collaborative practice, professional education programs and medical communications.
Office: UK HealthCare Barnstable Brown Diabetes Center
DNP, University of Kentucky, 2015
MSEd, University of Kentucky, 1983
BSN, University of Kentucky, 1981
ADN, Somerset Community College, 1979
Health services leadership & mgmt.; Interdisciplinary clinical & collaborative practice; Diabetes education; Program mgmt. & accreditation; Clinical outcomes; Quality improvement; Diversity & Inclusivity; Reimbursement & business strategies