CVD Prevention in Kids: Our Future Depends on It!

Laura HaymanDr. Laura L. Hayman, PHD, RN, FPCNA, FAAN is Associate Vice Provost for Research and Graduate Studies and Professor of Nursing at UMass Boston. She is also an Adjunct Professor of Medicine, Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine, UMass Medical School.  Dr. Hayman will share her vast knowledge of CVD prevention in children and adolescents during her plenary session, “Pediatric Prevention Guidelines: It’s Never Too Early (or Too Late) to Focus on Heart Health” at the 2018 Cardiovascular Nursing Sympoisum.

Dr. Hayman's program of research and scholarship has focused on primary prevention of obesity and risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD) in children, adolescents and families from diverse populations.  Her current interdisciplinary projects combine clinical and community-based approaches designed to promote healthy lifestyle behaviors and reduce risk for obesity and cardiometabolic disease in school-aged children and adolescents and community-based research designed to reduce health disparities and promote health equity.

Dr. Hayman has served on numerous national and international interdisciplinary advisory and expert panels relevant to primary prevention of obesity and CVD in childhood and adolescence. She has been a member of the PCNA Board of Directors since 1997, served as president, 2006-2007, and currently chairs the International Committee.