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Theresa Beckie, PhD, MN, RN, FAHA

TheresaBeckie
  • Professor, College Of Medicine Cardiology
  • Professor, College Of Nursing
  • College Of Nursing
  • Professor, Nursing, University of South Florida

Education

  • PHD, University Of Alberta, 1994
  • MN, Cardiovascular Nursing, University of Alberta, 1987
  • BSN, Nursing, University of Saskatchewan, 1985

Research Interests

  • Research Interests:
    • Women’s Cardiovascular Health
    • Behavior Change Interventions
    • Cardiovascular Critical Care
    • Quality of Life and Cardiac Surgery
    • Genetic-Environment Interactions 
    • Cardiac Rehabilitation 
  • Ph.D. Advisor
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  • Statement:
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  • 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.
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  • She also examined the interactions between environmental exposures and genetic risk factors in women with heart disease.
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  • She is particularly interested in heart disease in young women

Awards/Honors

  • Established Investigator Award (University of South Florida College of Nursing - 2014)
  • Research Article of the Year Award (USF College of Nursing - 2012)
  • Research Article of the Year Award (American Heart Association - 2011)
  • Citation Award Abstract (Society of Behavioral Medicine - 2010)
  • Specialty Conference Presentation Top 10 percent Award (American Heart Association - 2009)
  • USF Women's Leadership Award (University of South Florida - 2004)
  • Excellence in Teaching Award (Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society of Nursing - 2002)
  • Outstanding faculty Member of the Year (USF College of Nursing - 1998)

Memberships

  • Council on Clinical Cardiology/Stroke Council, Cardiovascular Disease & Stroke in Women & Special Po (CVN Representative, 2011 - Present)
  • AACVPR (Research Committee, 2010 - Present)
  • Society of Behavioral Medicine (Member, 2008 - Present)
  • Southern Nursing Research Society (Member, 2005 - Present)
  • American College of Cardiology (Member, 2005 - Present)
  • AHA Council on Cardiovascular & Stroke Nursing (Premium Professional Member, 2004 - Present)
  • Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association (Member, 2003 - Present)

Selected Publications

  • Beckie, TM.Biddle, M.McCabe, PJ. Council on cardiovascular and stroke nursing. The Journal of cardiovascular nursing. 29(2) : 105-7http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24504021
  • Beckie, TM.Beckstead, JW.Kip, K.Fletcher, G. Physiological and exercise capacity improvements in women completing cardiac rehabilitation. Journal of cardiopulmonary rehabilitation and prevention. 33(1) : 16-25http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23221809
  • Beckie, TM.Fletcher, GF.Beckstead, JW.Schocken, DD.Evans, ME. Adverse baseline physiological and psychosocial profiles of women enrolled in a cardiac rehabilitation clinical trial. Journal of cardiopulmonary rehabilitation and prevention. 28(1) : 52-60http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18277832
  • Beckie, TM.Mendonca, MA.Fletcher, GF.Schocken, DD.Evans, ME.Banks, SM. Examining the challenges of recruiting women into a cardiac rehabilitation clinical trial. Journal of cardiopulmonary rehabilitation and prevention. 29(1) : 13-21; quiz 22-3http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19158582
  • Beckstead, JW.Beckie, TM. How much information can metabolic syndrome provide? An application of information theory. Medical decision making : an international journal of the Society for Medical Decision Making. 31(1) : 79-92http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20729508
  • Beckie, TM.Beckstead, JW. 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) : 25-34http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21037482
  • Beckie, TM.Carey, MG.Yates, BC. AHA Council on Cardiovascular Nursing. The Journal of cardiovascular nursing. 26(6) : 435-8http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22005024
  • Yates, BC.Beckie, TM.Carey, MG.Stinebaugh, KC.McCabe, PJ. Council on Cardiovascular Nursing. The Journal of cardiovascular nursing. 27(2) : 93-5http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22334146
  • Beckie, TM.Yates, BC.McCabe, PJ. Council on Cardiovascular Nursing. The Journal of cardiovascular nursing. 27(6) : 464-6http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23060094
  • Beckie, TM.Beckstead, JW.Kip, KE.Fletcher, G. Improvements in heart rate recovery among women after cardiac rehabilitation completion. The Journal of cardiovascular nursing. 29(1) : 38-47http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23154299
  • McCabe, PJ.Yates, BC.Beckie, TM. Council on Cardiovascular Nursing. The Journal of cardiovascular nursing. 27(4) : 292-4http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22691712
  • Beckstead, JW.Pezzo, MV.Beckie, TM.Shahraki, F.Kentner, AC.Grace, SL. Physicians' tacit and stated policies for determining patient benefit and referral to cardiac rehabilitation. Medical decision making : an international journal of the Society for Medical Decision Making. 34(1) : 63-74, 2014. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23784848
  • Beckie, TM.McCabe, PJ. Depression among patients with acute coronary syndromes. The Journal of cardiovascular nursing. 29(4) : 288-90, 2014. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24911106
  • Hsu, PC.Groer, M.Beckie, T. New findings: Depression, suicide, and Toxoplasma gondii infection. Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. , 2014. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24715687
  • Cline, JL.Beckie, TM. The relationships between FAM5C SNP (rs10920501) variability and metabolic syndrome and inflammation in women with coronary heart disease. Biological research for nursing. 15(2) : 160-6, 2013. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22013132
  • Beckie, TM. A systematic review of allostatic load, health, and health disparities. Biological research for nursing. 14(4) : 311-46, 2012. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23007870
  • Beckie, TM.Beckstead, JW.Groer, MW. The association between variants on chromosome 9p21 and inflammatory biomarkers in ethnically diverse women with coronary heart disease: a pilot study. Biological research for nursing. 13(3) : 306-19, 2011. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21705410
  • Beckie, TM.Beckstead, JW.Schocken, DD.Evans, ME.Fletcher, GF. The effects of a tailored cardiac rehabilitation program on depressive symptoms in women: A randomized clinical trial. International journal of nursing studies. 48(1) : 3-12, 2011. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20615504
  • Beckie, TM.Groër, MW.Beckstead, JW. The relationship between polymorphisms on chromosome 9p21 and age of onset of coronary heart disease in black and white women. Genetic testing and molecular biomarkers. 15(6) : 435-42, 2011. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21375403

Grants

  • THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN FAM5C VARIABILITY IN WOMEN WITH CORONARY HEART DISEASE, METABOLIC SYNDROME, AND INFLAMMATION (Order Total: 5000, 6/1/2009 12:00:00 AM - 5/31/2010 12:00:00 AM)
  • THE EFFECT OF INTRAOPERATIVE TIGHT GLYCEMIC CONTROL ON SURGICAL SITE INFECTION RATES IN PATIENTS UNDERGOING CORONARY ARTERY BYPASS GRAFT SURGERY (Order Total: 10700, 7/1/2007 12:00:00 AM - 12/30/2009 12:00:00 AM)
  • A WOMEN'S ONLY PHASE II CARDIAC REHABILITATION PROGRAM (Order Total: 141018, 6/1/2003 12:00:00 AM - 2/28/2009 12:00:00 AM)
  • A WOMEN'S ONLY PHASE II CARDIAC REHABILITATION PROGRAM (Order Total: 35910, 6/1/2003 12:00:00 AM - 2/28/2008 12:00:00 AM)
  • A WOMEN'S ONLY PHASE II CARDIAC REHABILITATION PROGRAM (Order Total: 52305, 6/1/2003 12:00:00 AM - 2/28/2008 12:00:00 AM)
  • A WOMEN'S ONLY PHASE II CARDIAC REHABILITATION PROGRAM (Order Total: 276272, 6/1/2003 12:00:00 AM - 2/28/2008 12:00:00 AM)
  • A WOMEN'S ONLY PHASE II CARDIAC REHABILITATION PROGRAM (Order Total: 362578, 6/1/2003 12:00:00 AM - 2/28/2006 12:00:00 AM)
  • A WOMEN'S ONLY PHASE II CARDIAC REHABILITATION PROGRAM (Order Total: 362483, 6/1/2003 12:00:00 AM - 2/28/2005 12:00:00 AM)
  • A WOMEN'S ONLY PHASE II CARDIAC REHABILITATION PROGRAM (Order Total: 356329, 6/1/2003 12:00:00 AM - 2/29/2004 12:00:00 AM)