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Swanson
Barbara
A.
PhD, RN, FAAN, ACRN
Professor Division Director, PhD Nursing Program
Adult Health and Gerontological Nursing
College of Nursing
Armour Academic Center
600 S. Paulina St.
Ste. 1080
Chicago, IL 60612

(312) 942-8977
(312) 942-2549
barbara_a_swanson@rush.edu
PhD, Rush University College of Nursing

MSN, Loyola University of Chicago

BSN, Elmhurst College

Nutritional and Metabolic Diseases





Barbara Swanson, PhD, RN, FAAN, is a professor in the Department of Adult Health and Gerontological Nursing at Rush University College of Nursing, with an interest in complementary/alternative therapies. She has conducted research to study the effects of complementary therapies to reduce inflammation and its sequelae in persons with HIV/AIDS. She currently has funding from NIH/NIMHD to conduct a clinical trial of fish oil to favorably modulate parameters of immune senescence and gut permeability in HIV-infected persons (P20 MD006886-01). Swanson has published over 70 articles and book chapters, serves on several editorial boards of interdisciplinary peer-reviewed journals, and is the lead editor of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care Core Curriculum, 3rd edition (2009). 
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