Theresa M. Beckie, PhD, RN, FAHA
Professor
 
E-mail: tbeckie@health.usf.edu Voicemail:(813) 974- 9202
Research Interests
  • Dr. Beckie's NINR funded study offers a cutting-edge, individualized approach to cardiac rehabilitation for women. In a randomized clinical trial, the motivationally-tailored program has resulted in reduced depressive symptoms and improved quality of life in women completing her innovative program compared to women attending traditional cardiac rehabilitation. She is now examining the interactions between environmental exposures and genetic risk factors in women with heart disease.

  • Research interests:
  • Women's Cardiovascular Health
  • Behavior Change Interventions
  • Cardiovascular Critical Care
  • Quality of Life and Cardiac Surgery
  • Genetic-Environment Interactions

Latest Studies
  • FUNDED RESEARCH (Principal Investigator)

    The Association Between Polymorphisms on Chromosome 9p21 and Clinical Manifestations of Coronary Heart Disease in Women, USF Signature Interdisciplinary Research Program in Cardiovascular Diseases Pilot Grant Project, (2009)

    The Relationship Between a Common Variant on Chromosome 9p21 (rs2383206) and Inflammatory Biomarkers in Women with Coronary Heart Disease, USF Established Researcher Grant, (2009)

    The Relationship Between a Single Nucleotide Polymorphism on Chromosome 9p21 (rs1333049) and the Phenotype of Women with Coronary Heart Disease
    , USF College of Nursing Pilot Research Project, (2009)

    A Women’s Only Cardiac Rehabilitation Program
    , NIH Grant RO1 NR07678-01A2, (2003)

    Effects of a Women-Only Phase II Cardiac Rehabilitation Program on Women’s Psychosocial and Physical Functioning:  A Pilot Study, USF Community Initiative Grant, (2000)
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Recent Publications
  • Beckie, T.M. (2012, in press). A Systematic Review of Allostatic Load, Health, and Health Disparities. Biological Research for Nursing.
  • Cline, J. L., & Beckie, T. M. (2011). The Relationship Between FAM5C SNP (rs10920501) Variability, Metabolic Syndrome, and Inflammation in Women with Coronary Heart Disease. Biological Research For Nursing [PMID 22013132].
  • Mosca, L., Benjamin, E., Berra, K., Bezanson, J.L., Dolor, R.J., Lloyd-Jones, D.M., Newby, L.K, Pina, I.L., Roger, V.L., Shaw, L.J, Zhao, D., Beckie, T.M. et al. (2011). Effectiveness-based Guidelines for the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease in Women: 2011 Update. Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 57(12), 1404-1423. [PMID: 21388771]
  • Mosca, L., Benjamin, E., Berra, K. et al. (2011). Effectiveness-based Guidelines for the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease in Women: 2011 Update. Circulation. 123(11), 1243-1262. [PMID: 21325087]
  • Beckstead, J. & Beckie, T.M. (2011). How Much Information Can Metabolic Syndrome Provide? An Application of Information Theory. Medical Decision-Making. 31, 79-92. [PMID:20729508]
  • Beckie, T.M., Groer, M., & Beckstead, J. (2011). The Association Between Polymorphisms on Chromosome 9p21 and Age of Onset of Coronary Heart Disease in Women. Genetic Testing and Molecular Biomarkers, 15(6), 435-442. [PMID 21375403]
  • Beckie, T.M., Beckstead, J., & Groer, M. (2011). The Association Between Variants on Chromosome 9p21 and Inflammatory Biomarkers in Ethnically Diverse Women with Coronary Heart Disease. Biological Research For Nursing. 13(3), 306-319. [PMID: 21705410]
  • Beckie, T.M., & Beckstead, J. (2011). The Effects of a Cardiac Rehabilitation Program Tailored for Women on Their Perceptions of Health: A Randomized Clinical Trial. Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention. 31(1), 25-34. [PMID: 21037482]
  • Beckie, T.M., Beckstead, J., Schocken, D., Evans, M., & Fletcher, G. (2011). The Effects of a Tailored Cardiac Rehabilitation Program on Depressive Symptoms: A Randomized Clinical Trial. International Journal of Nursing Studies. 48(1), 3-12. [PMID: 20615504]
  • Beckie, T.M., & Beckstead, J. (2010). The Effects of a Cardiac Rehabilitation Program Tailored for Women on Global Quality of Life: A Randomized Clinical Trial. Journal of Womens Health. 19(11), 1977-1985. [PMID: 20846018]
  • Beckie, T.M. & Beckstead, J. (2010). Predicting Cardiac Rehabilitation Attendance in a Gender-Tailored Randomized Clinical Trial. Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention. 30 (3), 147-156. [PMID: 20216324]
  • Beckie, T.M., Beckstead, J, & Groer, M. (2010). The influence of cardiac rehabilitation on inflammation and metabolic syndrome in women with heart disease. Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing; 25(1), 52-60. [PMID: 19935427]
  • Beckie, T.M., Mendonca, M., Fletcher, G., Schocken, D., & Evans, M. (2009). Examining the challenges of recruiting women into a cardiac rehabilitation clinical trial. Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention, 29(1), 13-21. [PMID: 19158582; PMCID: 2699627]
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Educational Background
  • Ph.D., Educational Psychology ,Centre for Research In Applied Measurement & Evaluation, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta
  • M.N., Cardiovascular Clinical Nurse Specialist University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta
  • B.S.N. University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
  • R.N. Diploma Foothills Provincial Hospital School of Nursing, Calgary, Alberta