Faculty Candidate Presentation: Windy Alonso, PhD, RN

Topic: Improving Outcomes and Self-Management in Individuals with Heart Failure and Multiple Chronic Conditions – An Inside, Outside, Upside-Down Approach

Where: College of Nursing, Room 470

Dr. Windy Alonso is a post-doctoral research associate in the College of Nursing at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. She received her bachelor’s degree in Biology from Susquehanna University, Selinsgrove, PA. She pursued nursing as a second career obtaining an associate’s degree in nursing from Northampton Community College, Bethlehem, PA and completing her BSN at DeSales University, Center Valley, PA. She was awarded an MS and PhD (2017) in Nursing from the Pennsylvania State University College of Nursing, University Park, PA.

While at Penn State, Dr. Alonso worked on an R01-funded study examining the palliative care needs of individuals with heart failure and their family caregivers. This experience greatly influenced her dissertation “Identifying Disparities: A Rural-Urban Comparison in Mechanical Circulatory Support.” Dr. Alonso’s pre-doctoral work were supported by a National Research Service Award (NRSA) Predoctoral Fellowship from the National Institutes of Nursing Research. Dr. Alonso’s program of research is focused on improving outcomes for individuals with heart failure and multiple chronic conditions through innovative and enhanced self-management strategies.

Dr. Alonso is P.I. of multiple current grants. The first is a Nursing Research Grant from the Heart Failure Society of America to confirm her dissertation findings and assess the feasibility of delivering a remote patient monitoring intervention to individuals with heart failure and diabetes. The second is from the Rural Nurse Organization to explore cardiac rehabilitation access for individuals with heart failure in rural Nebraska. She is the P.I. of an internally supported feasibility study using exergaming in advanced heart failure. Lastly, she submitted a K99/R00 Pathway to Independence Award application examining the influence of multimorbidity on outcomes for individuals with heart failure that is awaiting review. Dr. Alonso has disseminated her work regionally, nationally, and internationally through numerous presentations and several first-authored and co-authored publications. She was recognized as a National Rural Heath Association Rural Health Fellow and a Nebraska Action Coalition 40 Under 40 Emerging Nurse Leader in 2018

Live-stream is available for this event. Link will be active on the day of the presentation. Please click on this URL to join: https://uahs.zoom.us/j/499124752


Noon to 1 p.m. Jan. 14, 2019

Event Contacts

Melinda Burns