Lynn V. Doering, PhD, FAAN

Associate Dean, Academic and Student Affairs, Professor
Location: 2-934 Factor Building
Email: ldoering@sonnet.ucla.edu
Phone: (310) 825-4890

Overview

“Early in my career I observed the critical role nurses play in patient recovery. My research with cognitive behavioral therapy has proven to have positive results with patients recovering from cardiac disease. It’s a powerful tool for nurses to use to help their depressed patients.” At UCLA, Professor Doering developed a research program to evaluate the physiologic and psychosocial adaptation of high-risk patients with cardiac disease. She has studied the relationship of inflammatory biomarkers for depression and its treatment in patients recovering from coronary artery bypass graft surgery. Her use of nurses to deliver cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) in depressed patients is unique and innovative. Professor Doering is currently studying heart transplant patients. The benefit of early detection of allograft rejection may allow more timely initiation of medical therapy and reduce mortality from acute rejection. Currently serving as associate dean for Academic and student affairs, Dr. Doering has also been instrumental in the success of the UCLA Acute Care Nurse Practitioner program. Areas of Scholarly Expertise and Interest Depression, immune dysfunction, cardiac patients, ischemic heart disease, behavioral intervention outcomes, cardiopulmonary nursing, CBT  

Faculty Research and Clinical Expertise

Research: Depression and immune dysfunction in cardiac patients, care of patients with ischemic heart disease, including transplantation; emphasis on biological outcomes of behavioral interventions, and screening and treatment of depression. Clinical: Critical care and cardiopulmonary nursing

Courses

N207(F10), N216(F10), N217(W11)

Professional Activities

2006-2008 National Membership, Marketing, and Communications Committee, American Heart Association 2006-2009 Chair, National Membership and Communications Committee, Council on Cardiovascular Nursing, American Heart Association 2006-2009 Fellows Task Force, Council Operations Committee, American Heart  Association 2006- Affiliating Faculty, UCLA Semel Institute - Cousins Center for Psychoneuroimmunology 2009- National Writing Group, "Improving Survival after In-Hospital Cardiac Arrest," American Heart Association  2010- National Writing Group, "Depression and Heart Disease," American Heart Association

Education

Stanford University, BA, 1971, English Literature California State University, Los Angeles, BSN, 1984, Nursing University of California, Los Angeles, MSN, 1986, Cardiopulmonary Nursing University of California, Los Angeles, DNSc, 1994, Nursing

Honors and Awards

2004 Fellow, American Academy of Nursing 2005 Faculty of the Year Award, UCLA Graduate Student Nurses Association 2008   Best Abstract Award Winner, Council on CV Nursing, American Heart Assn.

Publications

Pike NA, Evangelista LS, Doering LV, Eastwood JA, Lewis AB, Child JS. (2012). Sex and Age Differences in Body-Image, Self-Esteem, and Body Mass Index in Adolescents and Adults After Single-Ventricle Palliation. Pediatric Cardiology, 33, 705-12.

Carter EV, Hickey KT, Pickham DM, Doering LV, Chen B, Harris PR, Drew BJ. (2012). Feasibility and compliance with daily home electrocardiogram monitoring of the QT interval in heart transplant recipients. Heart & Lung, 41, 368-73.

Secola R, Lewis MA, Pike N, Needleman J, Doering L. (2012). Feasibility of the use of a reliable and valid central venous catheter blood draw bundle checklist. Journal of Nursing Care Quality, 27, 218-25.

Doering LV, Hickey K, Pickham D, Chen B, Drew BJ. (2012). Remote noninvasive allograft rejection monitoring for heart transplant recipients: study protocol for the novel evaluation with home electrocardiogram and remote transmission (NEW HEART) study. BMC Cardiovascular Disorders, 2, 12-14.

Secola R, Lewis MA, Pike N, Needleman J, Doering L. (2012). "Targeting to zero" in pediatric oncology: a review of central venous catheter-related bloodstream infections.Journal of Pediatric Oncology Nursing, 29, 14-27.

Riegel B, Elmi A, Moser DK, McKinley S, Meischke H, Doering LV, Davidson P, Pelter M, Baker H, Dracup K. (2011). Who listens to our advice? A secondary analysis of data from a clinical trial testing an intervention designed to decrease delay in seeking treatment for acute coronary syndrome. Patient Education and Counseling, 85, e33-8.

Doering LV, Moser DK, Riegel B, et al. Persistent comorbid symptoms of depression and anxiety predict mortality in heart disease. Int J Cardiol. Nov 19 2010;145(2):188-192.

Dracup K, McKinley S, Riegel B, Moser DK, Meischke H, Doering LV, Davidson P, Paul SM, Baker H, Pelter M. A Randomized Clinical Trial to Reduce Patient Prehospital Delay to Treatment in Acute Coronary Syndrome. Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes. November 1, 2009 2009;2(6):524-532.

Abu Ruz ME, Lennie TA, Riegel B, McKinley S, Doering LV, Moser DK. Evidence that the brief symptom inventory can be used to measure anxiety quickly and reliably in patients hospitalized for acute myocardial infarction. J Cardiovasc Nurs. Mar-Apr 2010;25(2):117-123.

Wu JR, Moser DK, Riegel B, McKinley S, Doering LV. Impact of Prehospital Delay in Treatment Seeking on In-Hospital Complications After Acute Myocardial Infarction. J Cardiovasc Nurs. Nov 25 2010.

Doering LV, Cross R. (2008). Impact of depression on cardiac disease. In Moser DK and Riegel B. eds, Cardiac Nursing: A Companion to Braunwald's Heart Disease. St. Louis, MO: Saunders/Elsevier, 2008.

Doering LV, Moser DK, Lemankiewicz W, Luper C, Khan S. Depression, healing, and recovery from coronary artery bypass surgery. Am J Crit Care. 2005; 14:316-24.

Evangelista LS, Dracup K, Doering L, Moser DK, Kobashigawa J. Physical activity  patterns in heart transplant women. J Cardiovasc Nurs. 2005; 20:334-9.

Eastwood JA, Doering LV. Gender differences in coronary artery disease. J Cardiovasc Nurs. 2005; 20:340-51.

Moser DK, Doering LV, Chung ML. Vulnerabilities of patients recovering from an  exacerbation of chronic heart failure. Am Heart J. 2005; 150:984.

Evangelista LS, Doering LV, Lennie T, Moser DK, Hamilton MA, Fonarow GC, Dracup K. Usefulness of a home-based exercise program for overweight and obese patients with advanced heart failure. Am J Cardiol. 2006 Mar; 97(6):886-890.

Doering LV, Magsarili MC, Howitt LY, Cowan MJ. Clinical depression in women after cardiac surgery. J Cardiovasc Nurs. 2006 Mar-Apr; 21(2):132-9; quiz 140-1.

Griffis CA, Compton P, Doering L. The effect of pain on leukocyte cellular adhesion  molecules. Biol Res Nurs. 2006 Apr; 7(4):297-312.

Dracup K, McKinley S, Riegel B, Mieschke H, Doering LV, Moser DK. A nursing  intervention to reduce prehospital delay in acute coronary syndrome: A randomized clinical trial. J Cardiovasc Nurs. 2006 May-Jun; 21(3):186-93.

Doering LV, Moser DK, Lemankiewicz W, Luper C, Khan S. Depression, healing, and recovery from coronary artery bypass surgery. Am J Crit Care. 2005; 14:316-24.

Evangelista LS, Dracup K, Doering L, Moser DK, Kobashigawa J. Physical activity  patterns in heart transplant women. J Cardiovasc Nurs. 2005; 20:334-9.

Eastwood JA, Doering LV. Gender differences in coronary artery disease. J Cardiovasc Nurs. 2005; 20:340-51.

Moser DK, Doering LV, Chung ML. Vulnerabilities of patients recovering from an  exacerbation of chronic heart failure. Am Heart J. 2005; 150:984.

Evangelista LS, Doering LV, Lennie T, Moser DK, Hamilton MA, Fonarow GC, Dracup K. Usefulness of a home-based exercise program for overweight and obese patients with advanced heart failure. Am J Cardiol. 2006 Mar; 97(6):886-890.

Doering LV, Magsarili MC, Howitt LY, Cowan MJ. Clinical depression in women after cardiac surgery. J Cardiovasc Nurs. 2006 Mar-Apr; 21(2):132-9; quiz 140-1.

Griffis CA, Compton P, Doering L. The effect of pain on leukocyte cellular adhesion  molecules. Biol Res Nurs. 2006 Apr; 7(4):297-312.

Dracup K, McKinley S, Riegel B, Mieschke H, Doering LV, Moser DK. A nursing  intervention to reduce prehospital delay in acute coronary syndrome: A randomized clinical trial. J Cardiovasc Nurs. 2006 May-Jun; 21(3):186-93.