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Christopher Sean Lee

Barry Family/Goldman Sachs Endowed Chair in Nursing


Cardiovascular nurse scientist Christopher S. Lee, Ph.D., RN, FAHA, FAAN, FHFSA, is the Barry Family/Goldman Sachs Endowed Chair in Nursing 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.