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Executive Committee
Terry Lennie
Terry Lennie

Martha Peterson

Dr. Lennie chairs the Executive Committee.
Terry Lennie holds a joint Ph.D. in Nursing and Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and completed a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in neurobehavior at the University of Michigan. He came to the University of Kentucky in 2003 from The Ohio State University, where he was an associate professor of nursing. He currently serves as co-director of the RICH Heart Program and director of the Ph.D. program at the College of Nursing.

Dr. Martha Peterson is a professor in the Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics. Her area of research is the study of mRNA encoding of the secreted and membrain-bound forms of IgM as a model system for developmentally regulated RNA processing. She received her PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and received postdoctoral training from the Fox Chase Cancer Center.
Susan Frazier
Susan Frazier
Ellen Hahn
Ellen Hahn
Susan Frazier earned a B.S.N., M.S. and Ph.D. in nursing from The Ohio State University. She practiced as a certified critical care nurse for nearly 20 years prior to earning her graduate degrees. During this time, she was instrumental in establishing and managing the intensive care unit of the local hospital. During her doctoral education, she served as a research associate for an NINR-funded study focused on the cardiovascular responses to endotracheal suctioning and taught the graduate-level physiology course for nursing students. She earned a cognate minor in cardiopulmonary physiology. Her dissertation research was a laboratory study that focused on right ventricular responses to three modes of mechanical ventilation and four support mechanisms for spontaneous ventilation. This research was supported by a Presidential Fellowship, a Sigma Theta Tau Epsilon Chapter research grant, and an AACN – Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Research Grant.

Ellen Hahn received her undergraduate degree in nursing from Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Case Western Reserve University. She earned a Master of Arts in Health Education from The Ohio State University and a Master of Science in community health nursing from Indiana University. In 1992, she completed a doctorate in health policy/health of the community with a minor in substance abuse and the family at Indiana University School of Nursing.


Lynne Hall

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Karen Minton

Lynne Hall received her bachelor's and master's degrees in nursing from Clemson University. In 1983, she completed a doctorate in public health in maternal and child health with a minor in epidemiology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The focus of her doctoral research, funded by a National Research Service Award Predoctoral Fellowship, was the correlates of mental health in low-income mothers of young children. This research was extended in an NRSA Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at UNC in which she investigated the relationship of maternal mental health to child behavior. Karen Minton is the Business Officer in the College of Nursing. She provides insight and advice to the Executive Committee about financial matters and assists the committee in planning for the sustainability of the center.
Debra Moser
Debra Moser


Mary Kay Rayens

Debra Moser holds a Master of Nursing and Doctor of Nursing Science from the University of California at Los Angeles. She came to UK from The Ohio State University College of Nursing, Department of Adult Health and Illness Nursing. Since 1997, she has served as co-editor of the Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing. Mary Kay Rayens received her undergraduate degree in biology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and her master’s degree in statistics from the University of Kentucky. In 1993, she completed her doctorate in statistics at UK. The focus of her dissertation research was the detection of clusters of disease over time.