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 several peer-reviewed papers and presented regionally and nationally.
Adult Health 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 perceive, attribute, react to, and manage symptoms of different types of CVD. His ultimate goal is to improve recognition of CVD symptoms, reduce delay times in seeking health care for CVD, and optimize symptom management. He also has interest in recognizing how perceived risk/vulnerability towards CVD and various personal characteristics affect the ways that people respond to potential symptoms of CVD and modify behaviors. 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. A secondary component of his program of research is related to nursing education, especially what nurses and nurse educators know about dimensions of CVD and what/how they teach about these dimensions. He has special interest in survey research and instrument design and testing.