Barry Family/Goldman Sachs Endowed Chair in Nursing
and Associate Dean for Research
Cardiovascular nurse scientist Christopher S. Lee, Ph.D., RN, FAHA, FAAN, FHFSA, is the Barry Family/Goldman Sachs Endowed Chair in Nursing and Associate Dean for Research at the Boston College William F. Connell School of Nursing. Dr. Lee has dedicated his career to better understanding heart disease and improving long term outcomes for patients and their families. He is known for his expertise in heart failure self-care and symptom science and patient and care-partner dyadic research in chronic conditions, as well the application of advanced statistical methods. Dr. Lee’s research involving older adults with heart failure has been support by grants from the National Institutes of Health, the Office of Research on Women’s Health and the American Heart Association (AHA).
Dr. Lee’s research on older adults with heart failure has earned him multiple honors including the 2009 Martha Hill New Investigator Award, the 2013 Marie Cowan Promising New Investigator Award and the 2015 CVSN Atherosclerosis/Heart Failure Translational Research Prize, as well as the 2014 Heart Failure Society of America Nursing Leadership Award, the 2016 Friends of the National Institute of Nursing Research Protégé Award, and a National Institute of Nursing Research Director’s Lecture in 2018. Dr. Lee has published more than 150 papers and his work has been cited nearly 5,500 times. Dr. Lee also prides himself of mentoring, and has been successful in helping multiple colleagues secures National Research Service Awards, Careers Development Grants and large Research Project Grants.
Taking Care of Us: A Dyadic Intervention for Heart Failure.
Denfeld (PI), Role: Co-Investigator
Biological and Physiological Mechanisms of Symptom Clusters in Heart Failure (BIOMES-HF)
Hansen (PI), Role: Co-Investigator
Symptom burden in End-Stage Liver Disease patient-caregiver dyads.
Winters-Stone (PI), Role: Co-Investigator
Exercising Together: A randomized controlled trial of partnered exercise training on the health of couples coping with cancer.
Magwood (PI), Role: Consultant
Improving the Collaborative Health of Minority COVID-19 Survivor & Care-partner Dyads through Interventions Targeting Social and Structural Health Inequities.
Magny-Normilus (PI), Role: Sponsor
Self-Management and Glycemic Control in Adult Haitian Immigrants with Type 2 Diabetes.
Bidwell (PI), Role: Sponsor
Symptom Dynamics and Biomarkers of Disease Progression in Older Adult Patient-Caregiver Dyads During
Care Transitions after Heart Failure Hospitalization.
Profiling Biobehavioral Responses to Mechanical Support in Advanced Heart Failure.
Grady (PI), Role: Co-Investigator/Site PI
Mechanical circulatory support: Measures of adjustment and quality of life.
2021: Kathleen Dracup Award for Exemplary Early Career Mentoring, American Heart Association
2020: National Advisory Council for Nursing Research, National Institutes of Health
2020: Mathy Mezey Excellence in Aging Award, American Heart Association
2019: Distinguished Faculty Award, Boston College Connell School of Nursing
2018: Director's Lecture, National Institute of Nursing Research, Bethesda, MD
2017: Faculty Senate Award for Research, Oregon Health & Science University
2016: Protégé Award, Friends of the National Institute of Nursing Research
2016: Fellow of the Heart Failure Society of America (FHFSA)
2016: Carol A. Lindeman Distinguished Professor, Oregon Health & Science University
2015: Heart Failure Translational Research Prize, American Heart Association
2014: Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing (FAAN)
2014: Nursing Leadership Award, Heart Failure Society of America
2013: Marie Cowan Promising Young Investigator Award, American Heart Association
2012: Fellow of the American Heart Association (FAHA), American Heart Association
2009: Martha N. Hill New Investigator Award, American Heart Association