Debra K. Moser, M.N. ’88, Ph.D. ’92

Moser, known for her expertise in heart failure and acute myocardial infarction patient care, is professor and holder of the first endowed chair in nursing at the University of Kentucky. In addition to her academic position, she is co-editor of the Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, co-director of the RICH Heart Program, and director of the Center for Biobehavioral Research in Self-Management of Cardiopulmonary Disease. She has published more than 180 journal articles and three books, and lectures extensively. Moser’s research concentrates on improving morbidity, mortality, and quality of life outcomes in patients with heart failure and acute myocardial infarction. She also studies different healthcare delivery models for improving heart failure patient care. Moser’s research program includes more than $20 million in funding. Her work has been recognized with more than 23 awards, including the Lembright and Heart Failure Research Awards from the American Heart Association Council on Cardiovascular Nursing.