NINR: Video Now Available: NINR Director’s Lecture - Dr. Barbara Riegel

May 1, 2020

On April 29, Dr. Barbara Riegel presented “At the Intersection of Self-Management and Symptom Science.” Video from the event is now available. 

About the Speaker

Barbara Riegel, PhD, RN, FPCNA, FHFSA, FAHA, FAAN is a professor of gerontology at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing and co-director of the International Center for Self-Care Research. 

Dr. Riegel’s research interests are in self-care, which includes treatment adherence, condition monitoring, and self-management of symptoms. Dr. Riegel began studying these issues early in her career while a clinical researcher in an acute care setting when hospitals were just beginning to recognize that heart failure was a primary reason for hospital readmissions. She has developed theory and self-report measures of self-care that are used worldwide. 

Dr. Riegel has received numerous honors and awards including the Distinguished Scientist Award from the American Heart Association, Sigma Theta Tau International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame, and the Barbara J. Lowery Award from the Doctoral Student Organization at the University of Pennsylvania.

About the Event

The NINR Director’s Lecture Series is designed to bring the nation’s top nurse scientists to the NIH campus to share their work and interests with a transdisciplinary audience. For more information, visit:



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