Dr. Blakeman has been a nurse educator since 2015, recognized in 2019 as a Nurse Educator Fellow by the Illinois Board of Higher Education. He conducts research related to symptom science and cardiovascular disease, having published multiple peer-reviewed papers and presented regionally and nationally.
Writing a Review of the Literature (NUR 506); Adult Nursing III (NUR 325) Clinical; Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing (NUR 314) Clinical
Dr. Blakeman conducts research related to cardiovascular disease (CVD) and symptom science, especially the ways that individuals conceive, perceive, attribute, react to, and manage symptoms of different types of CVD. A secondary component of his program of research is related to health care professionals’ knowledge and behaviors related to cardiovascular disease symptoms. His ultimate goal is to improve recognition of CVD symptoms, to reduce delay times in seeking health care for CVD, and to optimize symptom management. Dr. Blakeman has particular interest in acute coronary syndrome and heart failure. A strong component of his program of research is a recognition of sex, gender, racial, and ethnic differences across CVD. He has special interest in survey research and instrument design and testing.