Harleah Buck

Harleah Buck, PHD, RN, FPCN, FAAN

Associate Professor, College of Nursing


  • PhD, Nursing, University of South Florida, 2008

Interdisciplinary and Emerging Signature Programs

  • Cardiovascular
  • Cardiovascular Sciences

Research Interests

  • I have over 30 years experience in cardiovascular nursing. My national and international contributions include practice and research in older adults with heart failure and their informal caregivers.
  • I stand in a unique position at the nexus of palliative, geriatric, and cardiovascular nursing - contributing to international palliative care essential practices; leading funded interprofessional initiatives in rural geriatric care using distance technology; conducting NIH-funded cutting edge dyadic symptom management research; authoring multiple impactful conceptual and data based papers on multiple chronic conditions and presenting on palliative care topics in heart failure venues.
  • To see my SelectedWorks Scholars Profile visit: https://works.bepress.com/harleah-buck/


  • Innovation Award (Slack Publishers Inc. - 2017)

Recent Publications

  • Buck H, G, Kolanowski A, Fick D, & Baronner L. Improving Rural Geriatric Care through Education: a Scalable, Collaborative Project The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing..
  • Buck H, G, Dickson V, V, Fida R, Riegel B, D’Agostino F, Alvaro R, & Vellone E, . Predictors of Hospitalization and Quality of Life in Heart Failure: a model of comorbidity, self-efficacy and self-care International Journal of Nursing Studies. 52(11) : 1714-1722
  • Buck H, G, Mogle J, Riegel B, McMillan S, C, & Bakitis M, . Exploring the Relationship of Patient and Informal Caregiver Characteristics with Heart Failure Self-care Using the Actor-Partner Interdependence Model: Implications for Outpatient Palliative Care Journal of Palliative Medicine. 18(12) : 1-7
  • Buck H, G, Kitko L, & Hupcey J, . Dyadic Heart Failure Care Types: Qualitative Evidence for a Novel Typology. Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing. 28(6) : 37-46
  • Buck H, G, Harkness K, Wion R, Carroll S, L, Cosman T, Kaasalainen S, Kryworuchko J, McGillion M, O’Keefe-McCarthy S, Sherifali D, Strachan P, H, and Arthur H. Caregivers’ Contribution to Heart Failure Self-Care: A Systematic Review. European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing. 14(1) : 79-89

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