New York University College of Nursing’s Dr. Victoria Dickson, a heart-health expert in the area of ethnic minority populations and aging workers with coronary heart disease, is available to comment on American Heart Health Month and especially women's heart health during the month.

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Victoria Vaughan Dickson, PhD, RN, CRNP, FAHA, FAAN, Associate Professor, NYU College of Nursing

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New York University College of Nursing’s Dr. Victoria Dickson, a heart-health expert in the area of ethnic minority populations and aging workers with coronary heart disease, is available to comment on American Heart Health Month and especially women's heart health during the month.

Specifically, Dr. Dickson can speak to:

• Women's heart health risks and “atypical warning signs”
• Self-care and preventative measures to improve heart health outcomes
• The importance of improving access to heart health care through community-based programs
• Heart health disparities that exist among racial minorities and women

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States and almost half of Americans (47%) have at least one out of three risk factors (high blood pressure, high cholesterol, smoking) that increases the risk for heart disease.

Dr. Dickson would be a great interview on the importance for women especially to renew their personal commitments to their heart health, because the statistics are alarming:

• 1-in-3 women will develop heart disease (1-in-2 for African-American women)
• Heart attacks kill 200,000 American women each year—FIVE times more than breast cancer
• Stroke kills TWICE as many women as breast cancer does every year
• A woman with diabetes is at least 3 times more likely to have a heart attack

If you would like to schedule an interview with Dr. Dickson, please call Christopher James, 212-998-6876 or email christopher.james@nyu.edu

About Victoria Vaughan Dickson, PhD, RN, CRNP, FAHA, FAAN, Associate Professor, NYU College of Nursing

Dr. Dickson’s research, recently funded by a CDC NIOSH (National Institutes of Occupational Safety and Health) Developmental Research Grant as well as a grant from the Cigna Foundation, focuses on ethnic minority populations with heart failure and aging workers with coronary heart disease, and an investigation of the multi-factorial influences on the health behavior of community-based self-care among older adults—especially women--with cardiovascular disease in order to develop interventions that will improve their health and quality of life.

Dr. Dickson is a Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner, with numerous publications and professional memberships including: American Academy of Nursing, American Association of Nurse Practitioners and the American Heart Association, Member at Large, Cardiovascular Nursing Leadership Committee; Eastern Nursing Research Society and the Heart Failure Society of America, Chair Nursing Committee, and her honors include: American Academy of Nursing Fellow, American Heart Association Fuchs-Schoeck Research Fellow and American Heart Association, Council on Cardiovascular Nursing, Fellow; Eastern Nursing Research Society, Rising Star Research Award, Heart Failure Society of America Nursing Research Award among others.

Prior to joining the faculty at NYU, she was the director of a multi-site nurse practitioner practice in a large corporate employee health setting. In that clinical role, Dr. Dickson led a team of health professionals in the provision of preventative and chronic care as well as disease management and health promotion programs to an international workforce.

 

About New York University College of Nursing
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