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The Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing

The Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing

Michelle Fennessy, Ph.D., A.P.R.N.-B.C.

Postdoctoral scholar
Specialty: Healthy Populations

Michelle Fennessy is a  Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing Postdoctoral Fellow. She conducts research in the area of secondary prevention for cardiovascular disease. Her research focuses on secondary prevention, health behaviors and comparative effectiveness models to evaluate the care of patients with chronic illness.

Prior to the School of Nursing, Fennessy was a cardiovascular advanced-practice registered nurse at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, Ill., where she managed a transcatheter aortic valve implant program and interventional cardiology service. She collaborated with multidisciplinary teams to evaluate heart disease symptoms and improve care.

Fennessy was also an active member with the American Heart Association data and quality task force. She served as a mentor for graduate nursing students at the Loyola University College of Nursing and University of Chicago Medical Center.

Fennessy earned a Doctorate of Philosophy in Nursing Science from University of Illinois at Chicago in 2011. She earned a Master of Science in Nursing from Medical University of South Carolina in 2002 and an Associate of Applied Science in Nursing from College of the Albemarle, Elizabeth City, North Carolina, in 1997.

Most recently, Fennessy co-authored articles in the Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention, Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions, and the Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing.

Contact Information: Phone: (916) 734-2145 | Email: Michelle.Fennessy@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu