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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, 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, 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, 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, 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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, 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
  • 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

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)