2021 Katharine A. Lembright Award Lecturer – Anna Strömberg, PhD, RN, FAHA

Anna Strömberg, PhD, RN, FAHA

Anna Strömberg, PhD, RN, FAHA

Linköping University
Linköping, Sweden


Anna Strömberg is a professor of nursing and the associate dean of research at the medical faculty at Linköping University. She is also a heart failure nurse specialist at Linköping University hospital. Her research focuses on developing interventions for rehabilitation and psycho-educational support to persons with long-term cardiac illness and their families. At present her research studies focus on evaluating and implementing eHealth tools to support self-care and involves: (1) interventions using tele-rehabilitation and exergaming to improve physical activity in vulnerable and frail patients with cardiac disease, (2) evaluations of different types of multidisciplinary disease management programs, (3) interventions to support family members/caregivers using eHealth, and (4) development of patient reported outcome measures (PROM) to assess self-care, quality of life, perceived control, symptoms, bodily concerns, continuity of care and participation in care. Anna Strömberg has supervised and examined numerous PhD students and supervised a number of post docs. She has published 270 scientific papers in peer-review journals, including research articles, systematic reviews, state-of-the-art papers, editorials, and international guidelines.

Anna Strömberg has long experience of international research collaboration working mainly with researchers in the US, and many countries in Europe, but also with Asia and Australia.

Anna Strömberg was a founding member of the Council on Cardiovascular Nursing of the European Society of Cardiology and was very active in the early years of establishing the collaboration between nursing researchers from ESC and AHA. During the last 20 years she has been involved with the AHA in many different activities.