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PhD, ANP, FAAN, FACAA, Clinical Lipid Specialist
Adult Health and Gerontological Nursing
College of Nursing, Graduate College
Armour Academic Center
600 S. Paulina St.
Ste. 1080
Chicago, IL 60612
(312) 942-2381
(312) 942-2549
Post-Master's Certificate, Rush University, College of Nursing, 1997

PhD, University of Illinois at Chicago, 1990

MS, Rush University, College of Nursing, 1980

BSN, University of Illinois at Chicago, 1978
Cardiovascular Diseases

Research Interests

Dr. Lynne Braun is a nurse practitioner in the Preventive Cardiology Center and the Heart Center for Women, and a Professor in the Department of Adult Health Nursing in the Rush College of Nursing. She completed a PhD in Nursing Science at the University of Illinois at Chicago in 1990, and a post-masters certificate as an Adult Nurse Practitioner from Rush University in 1997. She has been on faculty and has held a practice position at Rush University Medical Center since 1980. Her clinical and research interests include cardiovascular risk reduction, exercise, hyperlipidemia, hypertension management, and women and heart disease. She served as co-investigator for 2 research grants funded by the National Institutes of Health, most recently a study entitled, "A Couples Approach to Cardiac Risk Reduction." She is currently the President of the Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association.

Dr. Braun has been an active volunteer for the American Heart Association since 1980 in numerous capacities. Most recently, she serves on the Board of Directors of the American Heart Association of Metropolitan Chicago, Medical Leadership Committee for Chicago's Go Red Luncheon, Illinois Advocacy Committee, and the Leadership Committee of the Council on Cardiovascular Nursing. Dr. Braun is regular speaker at the AHA Scientific Sessions on topics related to cardiovascular disease prevention. She is a co-author of three AHA/ACC Scientific Statements, and is a co-author of the AHA/ACC statement on Performance Measures for the Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease. Dr. Braun is a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing, the American Heart Association and the Institute of Medicine of Chicago.
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