Wayne State University

Aim Higher

Nancy T. Artinian PhD, RN, FAHA, FPCNA, FAAN

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Interim Dean, Associate Dean of Research and Director of the Office of Health Research
(313) 577-5724 (Phone)
(313) 577-4188 (Fax)
Office Address
319 Cohn
Office Hours

By appointment.

  • BSN-Mercy College of Detroit, Detroit, MI
  • MSN-Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
  • PhD-Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
  • Postdoctoral-University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • ANCC: Board-certified Cardiac/Vascular Nurse, 8/01/2003 through 7/31/2008
Research Interests

Cardiovascular health promotion and risk reduction, testing interventions to promote hypertension and cardiovascular self care behaviors.

Current Research
Recent Research Funding:
  • Principal Investigator, Nurse-managed BP telemonitoring with African Americans. National Institutes of Health (R01 NR007682-04). $1,340,900, 2001-2006.
  • Minority supplement for R01 NR007682-02S1 for a graduate research assistant. $78,115, 2001-2004.
  • Co-Principal Investigator of the Center for Urban and African American Health (Flack J. M. PI), NIH/NIES, Grant #1 P50 ES012395-01, Award amount: $5.9 million, 2004-2008.
  • Principal Investigator, A Dyad Intervention With Cardiac Rehabilitation Patients, NIH/NIES, 1 P50 ES012395-01.

Current Research Funding:

  • Co-Investigator, Text Messaging to Improve Hypertension Medication Adherence in African Americans, AHRQ (R21 HS019092-01, Buis PI); 09/30/10-09/29/12; $297,224.00.
  • Co-Principal Investigator, Eating for Heart Health (E4H2): A Kiosk-Based Public Health Education and Primary Care Feasibility Study;  Wayne State University Cardiovascular Research Institute Award, Gleason-Comstock (PI); 10/01/10-9/30/10; $21,696.00.
Clinical Area of Expertise

Cardiovascular Nursing

Courses Taught
  • NUR 7350 Adult Critical Care Nursing I
  • NUR 7360 Adult Critical Care Nursing II
  • NUR 7370 Advanced Practice Nursing of Adults
  • NUR 7980 Master's Research Project
  • NUR 8150 Career Development
  • NUR 8302 Urban Health: Theory and Research
  • NUR 9980 Doctoral Research Project
  • NUR 9990 Doctoral Dissertation Research


Artinian, N. T. (1989). Family member perceptions of a cardiac surgery event. Focus on Critical Care, 16(4), 301-308.

Artinian, N. T. (1990). Strengthening the Roy adaptation model through conceptual clarification. Nursing Science Quarterly, 3(2), 60-64.

Artinian, N. T. (1991). The stress experience of spouses of coronary artery bypass patients during hospitalization and six weeks post discharge. Heart & Lung, 20(1), 52-59.

Artinian, N. T. 1991). Strengthening nurse-family relationships in critical care. AACN Clinical Issues in Critical Care Nursing, 2(2), 1-7.

Artinian, N .T. (1992). Spouse adaptation to their mate’s CABGS: 1-year follow-up. American Journal of Critical Care, 1(2), 36-42.

Artinian, N. T., & Hayes, M. G. (1992). Factors related to spouse quality of life one year after coronary artery bypass graft surgery. Cardiovascular Nursing, 28(4), 33-38.

Artinian, N. T. (1993). Spouses’ perceptions of readiness for discharge after cardiac surgery. Applied Nursing Research, 6(2), 80-88.

Artinian, N. T., & Duggan, C. H. (1993). Patterns of concerns and demands experienced by spouses following coronary artery bypass surgery. Clinical Nursing Research, 2(3), 278-295.

Artinian, N. T., Duggan, C. H., & Miller, P. (1993). Age differences in patient recovery patterns following coronary artery bypass surgery. American Journal of Critical Care, 2(6), 453-461.

Artinian, N. T. (1994). Theoretical models to guide nurse-family interactions in critical care. Dimensions in Critical Care Nursing, 13(1), 4 -13.

Artinian, N. T. (1994). Applying system-based family models: What to look for in assessing critical care families. Dimensions in Critical Care Nursing, 13(1), 14 -16.

Artinian, N. T., & Duggan, C. H. (1995). Sex differences in patient recovery patterns following coronary artery bypass surgery. Heart & Lung, 24(6), 483-494.

Artinian, N. T., Jen, K-L. C., Shreve, W., & Templin, T. (2000). Dietary problem solving skills among older adults with coronary heart disease. Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 26(5), 21-29.

Artinian, N. T. (2000). Primary and secondary prevention: Are nurses making a substantial
Contribution?—PRO. Nursing Leadership Forum, 5 (1), 4, 7-8.

Artinian, N. T., Washington, O. G. M., Templin, T. N. (2001). Effects of home telemonitoring and community-based monitoring on BP Control in urban African Americans: A pilot study. Heart & Lung, 30, 191-199.

Artinian, N. T. (2001). Perceived barriers and benefits of eating heart healthy. MEDSURG Nursing, The Journal of Adult Health, 10(3). 129-138.

Oliver-McNeil, S., & Artinian, N. T. (2002). Women’s perceptions of personal cardiovascular
risk and their risk reducing behaviors. American Journal of Critical Care, 11(3), 221-227.

Artinian, N. T., Magnan, M., Sloan, M., & Lange, M. P. (2002). Self-care behaviors
among patients with heart failure. Heart & Lung, 31(3), 161-172.

Artinian, N. T., Magnan, M., Christian, W., & Lange, M. P. (2002). What do patients know about their heart failure? Applied Nursing Research, 15(4), 200-208.

Artinian, N. T., Lange, M. P., Templin, T. N., Stallwood, L. G., & Hermann, C. E. (2003). Functional health literacy in an urban primary care clinic. The Internet Journal of Advanced Nursing Practice. 5(3). http://www.ispub.com/ostia/index.php?xmlFilePath=journals/ijanp/vol5n2/literacy.xml

Artinian, N. T., Harden, J. K., Kronenberg, M. W., Vander Wal, J. S., Daher, E., Stephens, Q, & Bazzi, R. I. (2003). Pilot study of a web-based compliance monitoring system device for patients with congestive heart failure. Heart & Lung, 32(4), 226-233.

Artinian, N. T. (2003). Psychosocial aspects of heart failure. American Journal of Nursing, 103(12), 32-42.

Artinian, N. T. (2004). Can NPs rely on self-blood pressure measurements? Nurse Practitioner, 29(5), 46-52.

Artinian, N. T. (2004). Innovations in blood pressure monitoring. AJN, 104(8), 52-60.

Artinian, N. T. Nies, M., Schim, S. M., Vander Wal, J. S., Keves-Foster, M. K. (2004). Hypertension and diabetes in Detroit Hispanics. Applied Nursing Research, 17(3), 158-167

Artinian, N. T., Schim, S., Vander Wal, J. S., & Nies, M. (2004). Eating patterns and CVD risk in an Urban Mexican American Population. Public Health Nursing, 21(5), 425-434.

Nies, M. A., Artinian, N. T., Schim, S. M., Vander Wal, J., & Sherrick-Escamilla, S. (2004). Effects of lay health educator interventions on activity, diet, and health risks in an urban Mexican American community. The Journal of Primary Prevention, 25(4). 441-455.

Artinian, N. T., Artinian, C. G., & Saunders, M. (2004). Identifying and treating depression in patients with heart failure. Journal of CardiovascularNursing, 19(6S), S47-S56. (invited)

Artinian, N. T., Washington, O. G. M., Klymko, K. W., Marburry, C. M., Miller, W. M., & Powell, J. L. (2004). What you need to know about home blood pressure telemonitoring but may not know to ask. Home Healthcare Nurse, 22(10), 680-686.

Artinian, N. T., Froelicher, E. S., Vander Wal, J. S. (2004). Data and safety monitoring during randomized controlled trials of nursing interventions. Nursing Research. 53(6), 414-418.

Nies M. A., Artinian, N. T., Schim, S. M., Vander Wal, J. S., Sherrick-Escamilla, S. (2004).
Health risk assessment in an urban Hispanic community. Clinical Nurse Specialist, 18(6), 302-307.

Nies, M. A., VanderWal, J. S., Schim, S. M., Artinian, N. T., & Sherrick-Escamilla, S. (2005). Physical activity in an urban Hispanic community. Hispanic Health Care International, 3(1), 15-20.

Hong, T. B., Franks, M. M., Gonzalez, R., Keteyian, S. J., Franklin, B. A., & Artinian, N. T. (2005). A dyadic investigation of exercise support between cardiac patients and spouses. Health Psychology, 24(4), 430-434.

Artinian, N. T., Washington, O. G. M., Flack, J. M., Hockman, E., & Jen, K-L., (2006). Depression, stress and blood pressure in urban African American women. Progress in Cardiovascular Nursing, 21(2), 68-75.

Franks, M. M., Stephens, M. A., Rook, K. S., Franklin, B. A., Keteyian, S. J., & Artinian, N. T. (2006). Spouses’ provision of health-related support and control to patients participating in cardiac rehabilitation. Journal of Family Psychology, 20(2), 311-318.

Artinian, N. T. (2007). Telehealth as a tool for enhancing care for patients with cardiovascular disease. Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 22(1), 25-31.

Artinian, N. T., Washington, O. G. M., Flack, J. M., Hockman, E., & Jen, K-L., (2006). Depression, stress and blood pressure in urban African American women. Progress in Cardiovascular Nursing, 21(2), 68-75.

Taylor, J. Y., Washington, O. G. M., Artinian, N. T., & Lichtenberg, P. (2007). Parental stress among African American parents and grandparents. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 28, 373-387.

Jen, K.-L., C., Brogan, K, Washington, O. G. M., Flack, J. M., & Artinian, N. T. (2007). Poor nutrient intake and high obese rate in an urban African American population with hypertension. Journal of the American College of Nutrition, 26(1), 57-65.

Taylor, J.Y., Washington, G.M., Artinian, N.T., & Lichtenberg, P. (2007). Urban
hypertensive African American grandparents: Stress, health and implications of child care. Clinical Gerontologist, 30(4), 39-54.

Artinian, N. T., Flack, J. M., Nordstrom, C. K., Hockman, E. H. Washington, O. G. M., Jen, K-L, C, Fathy, M. (2007).Effects of nurse-managed telemonitoring on blood pressure at 12-months follow-up among African Americans. Nursing Research, 56(5), 312-322.

Artinian, N. T., Warnecke, R., Kelly, K., Weiner, J., Long, J. A., Flack, J. M., Eschbach, K., Furumoto-Dawson, A., Hankin, J., DeGraffenreid, C. (2007). Advancing the science of health disparities research. Ethnicity & Disease, 17(3), 427-433.

Artinian, N. T., Denison, D., & Nordstrom, C. (2007). Collecting data by telephone from low-income African Americans. Applied Nursing Research, 20(4), 195-199.

Kauric-Klein, Z., & Artinian, N. T. (2007). Improving blood pressure control in hypertensive hemodialysis patients. Canadian Association of Nephrology Nurses & Technologists, 17(4).

Denis, J.P., Markey, M. A., Johnston, K. A., Vander Wal, J. S., Artinian, N. T. (2008). The role of stress and social support in predicting depression among a hypertensive African American sample. Heart & Lung, 37(2), 105-112.

Pickering TG, Miller NH, Ogedegbe G, Krakoff LR, Artinian NT, Goff D; American Heart Association; American Society of Hypertension, Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association, Hypertension, 52(1), Epub 2008 May 22.

Taylor JY, Washington OG, Artinian NT, Lichtenberg P. (2008).  Relationship between depression and specific health indicators among African American parents and grandparents. Progress in Cardiovascular Nursing, 23(2), 68-78.

Buchholz, S. W., & Artinian, N. T. (2009). Dimensions of physical activity in African
American women. Health Care for Women International, 30(4), 308-323.

Klymko, K. W., Artinian, N. T., Washington, O. G. M., Lichtenberg, P. A., Vander Wal, J.
S. (2008). Effect of impaired cognition on hypertension outcomes in older urban African Americans. MEDSURG Nursing: The Journal of Adult Health, 17(6), 405-410.

Valdez-Lowe, C, Ghareeb, SA, Artinian, NT. (2009). Pulse oximetry in adults. American Journal of Nursing, 109(6), 52-59.

Artinian, NT, Abrams, J, Keteyian SJ, Franks MM, Franklin B, Pienta A, Tkatch R, Cuff L,  Alexander P, Schwartz S. (2009). Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention, 29(1), 24-31.

Tkatch, R, Artinian, NT,  Abrams J, Mahn JR, Franks MM, Keteyian SJ, Franklin B, Pienta A, Schwartz S. (2010). Social network and health outcomes among African American cardiac rehabilitation patients. Heart & Lung, Jul 31 Epub ahead of print.

Artinian NT, Fletcher GF, Mozaffarian D, Kris-Etherton P, Van Horn L, Lichtenstein AH, Kumanyika S, Kraus WE, Fleg JL, Redeker NS, Meininger JC, Banks J, Stuart-Shor EM, Fletcher BJ, Miller TD, Hughes S, Braun LT, Kopin LA, Berra K, Hayman LL, Ewing LJ, Ades PA, Durstine JL, Houston-Miller N, Burke LE. Interventions to promote physical activity and dietary lifestyle changes for cardiovascular risk factor reduction in adults: a scientific statement from the American Heart Association. Circulation, 122(4) 406-441.

Artinian, N. T., & Franklin, B. (2010). Counseling African Americans in Cardiac Rehabilitation: Implications for Comprehensive Lifestyle Modification. American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine, 4(6), 490-499.

Klymko, K. W., Artinian, N. T., Price, J., Abele, C., & Washington, O. G.M. (in press). Self-care production experiences in elderly African Americans with Hypertension and Cognitive difficulty. Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.