2021 Kathleen A. Dracup Lecturer – Christopher S. Lee, PhD, RN, FAHA
Christopher S. Lee, PhD, RN, FAHA
Boston College, William F. Connell School of Nursing
Cardiovascular nurse scientist Christopher S. Lee, Ph.D., RN, FAHA, FAAN, FHFSA, is a Professor and the Associate Dean for Research at the Boston College William F. Connell School of Nursing. Dr. Lee has dedicated his career to better understanding heart disease and improving long term outcomes for patients and their families. He is known for his expertise in heart failure self-care and symptom science and patient and care-partner dyadic research in chronic conditions, as well the application of advanced statistical methods. Dr. Lee’s research in heart failure has been support by large research grants from the National Institutes of Health and the American Heart Association. Dr. Lee’s research has earned him multiple honors including the 2009 Martha Hill New Investigator Award, the 2013 Marie Cowan Promising New Investigator Award, the 2015 Atherosclerosis/Heart Failure Translational Research Prize and the 2020 Mathy Mezey Excellence in Aging Award from the American Heart Association Council on Cardiovascular and Stroke Nursing, as well as the 2014 Heart Failure Society of America Nursing Leadership Award, the 2016 Friends of the National Institute of Nursing Research Protégé Award, and a 2018 National Institute of Nursing Research Director’s Lecture. Dr. Lee is an appointed member of the National Advisory Council on Nursing Research, and is a Professorial Fellow at Australian Catholic University, in Melbourne, Australia. Most importantly, Dr. Lee prides himself on mentoring, and has been successful in helping multiple colleagues secure National Research Service Awards, Careers Development Grants and large Research Project Grants.