Lee Anne Siegmund, PhD, RN, ACSM-CEP, is a nurse scientist II in Cleveland Clinic’s Office of Nursing Research and Innovation. Dr. Siegmund’s research interests are in the areas of physical activity for special populations and primary/secondary prevention of frailty. She has an ongoing desire to understand patient behaviors through research and improve clinical practice, in order to prevent disease and complications that may result from non-optimized behaviors. As a certified clinical exercise physiologist, she is well-equipped to address the growing need for research in physical activity and how it might impact patient health and nursing practice.
Dr. Siegmund has clinical experience in a variety of inpatient and outpatient settings, including labor and delivery, home health/hospice and public health. Dr. Siegmund has instructed nursing labs and clinical rotations and has taught courses which include health, nutrition and exercise for special populations. She served as an adjunct faculty member at Lorain County Community College in Elyria, Ohio, and as an assistant professor at Calvin University in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Prior to accepting her current position in 2016, Dr. Siegmund was part of Cleveland Clinic’s cardiac rehabilitation team. Dr. Siegmund has published research on adherence to exercise and cardiac rehabilitation, the relationship between exercise and COVID-19 outcomes, and social isolation and decreased exercise as predictors of depression among older adults during COVID-19. She recently published her middle range theory on frailty care and plans to test the model and pursue research in this area.
- PhD, Exercise Physiology, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio, 2012
- BSN, University of Akron, Akron, Ohio, 2002
- Diploma, Mansfield General Hospital School of Nursing (Summa Health System), Mansfield, Ohio, 1990
- Certified Clinical Exercise Physiologist
- Certified Resistance Training Specialist, Master
Office of Research and Innovation
9204 Euclid Ave / T42
Cleveland, Ohio 44195
Dr. Siegmund is the chair for the annual Nursing Innovation Summit presented by the Office of Nursing Research and Innovation at Cleveland Clinic. She is also chair of the main campus Magnet New Knowledge Committee, and member of the Research Education Committee and the Enterprise Policy and Procedure Council. She is an active member of a number of national and international committees and councils, including Sigma Theta Tau International, the American Heart Association (AHA) and Midwest Nursing Research Society (MNRS). She also serves on the Exercise, Cardiac Rehabilitation and Secondary Prevention Committee for the AHA, the Council on Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health for the AHA, and Health Promoting Behaviors across the Lifespan for MNRS. In her role as a certified clinical exercise physiologist, Dr. Siegmund has served on a number of committees, including the Lorain County Community College Health, Physical Education and Recreation Department Advisory Board, Kent State University CoAES Advisory Committee and Fitwise LLC Advisory Board.
Clinical Practice & Teaching
Dr. Siegmund’s clinical expertise is in the areas of exercise for special populations, cardiac rehabilitation and primary/secondary prevention of heart disease. She has a background in community and public health and also worked in labor and delivery, homecare and hospice.
Previously, Dr. Siegmund taught as adjunct faculty at Lorain County Community College in Elyria, Ohio, and as assistant professor at Calvin University in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She has instructed nursing fundamentals labs and supervised clinical rotations in psychiatric nursing. Dr. Siegmund has taught courses in health, nutrition and exercise for special populations, biomechanics, and exercise physiology. She has presented at numerous national and international conferences, including The American College of Sports Medicine, The American Heart Association, and The American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation.
Research & Publications
Dr. Siegmund’s research focus is exercise for older adults, and the prevention and management of chronic disease through exercise. Dr. Siegmund has examined motivation and adherence in the cardiac rehabilitation setting with a specific focus on women and patients with metabolic syndrome. She continues to examine novel approaches that address motivation and adherence in populations at high risk for chronic disease. Most recently, she has published work on social isolation and low levels of exercise as predictors of depression among older adults during COVID-19.
2022 – Publications
Siegmund LA. Performance and appearance enhancing substances: The role of the school nurse. NASN School Nurs. 2022; 37(5):263-269. doi:10.1177/1942602X221093938
Kato I & Siegmund LA. Empowering new ostomy patients through a novel and supportive inpatient group education class. J Wound Ost Cont Nurs. 2022; 49(4):347-351. doi: 10.1097/WON.0000000000000887
Cerilo PC, Siegmund LA. Pilot testing of Nurse Led Multimodal Intervention for Falls Prevention. Geriatric Nurs. 2022; 43:242-248. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gerinurse.2021.12.002
Siegmund LA, Burchill CN, Siedlecki SL. Women’s reasons for completing cardiac rehabilitation: A qualitative examination. OJIN. 2022; 27(1): doi:10.3912/OJIN.Vol27No01PPT59
Patrick M, Miller B, Will B, Siegmund LA. Anxiety and depression moderate the relationship between quality of life and self-care in patients with heart failure. Geriatric Nurs. 2022; 44: 54-59. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gerinurse.2021.12.020
Siegmund LA, Gornik HL, Fendrikova-Malay N, Hornacek D, Bena JF, Morrison SL. The relationship among pain location, complications, and quality of life in individuals with fibromuscular dysplasia. Pain Manag Nurs. 2022; 23: 273-280.
2022 – Presentations
“Relationships between physical activity, social isolation, and depression among older adults during COVID-19: A path analysis” at the Academy of Medical Surgical Nurses Annual Conference, October 2022.
“Relationships between physical activity, social isolation, and depression among older adults during COVID-19: A path analysis” at the Midwest Nursing Research Society Annual Conference, April 2022.
2021 – Publications
Colwill J, Sherman M, Siedlecki SL, Burchill CN, Siegmund LA. A grounded theory approach to the care experience of patients with intravenous drug use/abuse-related endocarditis. Appl Nurs Res. 2021; 57: 151390, ISSN 0897-1897, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apnr.2020.151390.
Siegmund LA, Distelhorst KS, Bena JF, Morrison SL. Relationships between physical activity, social isolation, and depression among older adults during COVID-19: A path analysis. Geriatr Nurs. 2021; 42(5):1240-1244. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gerinurse.2021.08.012
Siegmund LA, Siedlecki SL. Ensuring data fidelity in quantitative research. Clin Nurs Spec. 2021; 35(6):284-287. doi: 10.1097/NUR.0000000000000627.
Rives SA, Shamailov M, Rozman P, Garazatua R, Vinski J, Siegmund LA. Decreasing central line infections on a medical-surgical unit. Medsurg Nursing. 2021;30(5):303-307,313.
Washer A, DiFiore T, Siegmund LA. A Project to implement use of 40% dextrose gel for transient neonatal hypoglycemia. Nurs Womens Health. 2021; 25(2):122-128. doi: 10.1016/j.nwh.2021.02.001
2021 – Presentations
“The Relationship between Exercise Volume and COVID-19 Disease Severity” at the Midwest Nursing Research Society Annual Conference, March 2021; Virtual. [narrated poster presentation]
“The Relationship between Exercise Volume and COVID-19 Disease Severity” at the 16th Annual Clinical Nursing Research Conference, April 2021; Virtual. [narrated poster presentation]
“The Relationship between Pain, Complications, and Quality of Life among Individuals with Fibromuscular Dysplasia” at the 16th Annual Clinical Nursing Research Conference, April 2021; Virtual. [narrated poster presentation]
“What Keeps Women in Cardiac Rehabilitation? A Grounded Theory Study Approach” at the 16th Annual Clinical Nursing Research Conference, April 2021; Virtual. [narrated poster presentation]
“What Keeps Women in Cardiac Rehabilitation? A Grounded Theory Study Approach” at the Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association 27TH Annual Symposium, May 2021; Virtual. [narrated poster presentation - third place poster for original research]
“The Relationship between Exercise Volume and COVID-19 Disease Severity” at the American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, June 2021; Virtual. [poster presentation]
“The Relationship between Exercise Volume and COVID-19 Disease Severity” at the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Annual Meeting, October 2021; Virtual. [narrated poster presentation]
“The Crossroad of Research and Innovation,” opening speaker at the Penn Medicine Nursing Research Conference, December 2021; Virtual.
2020 – Publications
Siegmund LA. Social media in Occupational Health: Helpful or Harmful? Workplace Health Saf. 2020; 68(9): 408-414.
Anderson CQ, Wechter E, Siegmund LA. Caring for patients with glycogen storage disease type I: Do you know the signs? J Nurs Pract. 2020; 16(6): 442-446.doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nurpra.2020.02.025
Elnaggar A, Park VT, Lee SJ, Bender M, Siegmund LA, Park LG. Patients' Use of Social Media for Diabetes Self-Care: Systematic Review. J Med Internet Res. 2020; 22(4):e14209. doi: 10.2196/14209
Siegmund LA, Hamilton, A, & Nespeca T. Incidental findings coordinator: A new role for the nurse practitioner? Online J Issues Nurs. 2020; 25(2). doi:10.3912/OJIN.Vol25No02PPT5422
2020 – Presentations
“Symptoms Predict Lower Quality of Life in Patients with Fibromuscular Dysplasia” at the Preventive Cardiology Nurses Association Conference, April 2020; Virtual. [poster presentation - first place poster for original research]
“Understanding Facilitators of Cardiac Rehabilitation Completion in Women: A Grounded Theory Approach” at the American Heart Association: Epidemiology and Lifestyle Conference, Phoenix, AZ, March 2020. [poster presentation]
“History of Stroke and Symptoms Predict Lower Quality of Life in Patients with Fibromuscular Dysplasia” at the International Stroke Conference, Los Angeles, CA, February 2020. [poster presentation]
- Member, The American Heart Association
- Member, The American College of Sports Medicine
- Member, Midwest Nursing Research Society
- Member, Sigma Theta Tau
Honors & Awards
- Featured poster at American Medical Surgical Nursing 31st Annual Convention, 2022
- Third place poster award for research: Preventive Cardiology Nurses Association Annual Meeting, 2021
- First place poster award for research: Preventive Cardiology Nurses Association Annual Meeting, 2020
- March of Dimes Nurse of the Year Nominee, 2018
- Faces of Care Award, Cleveland Magazine, 2018
- Star of Excellence Award, Cleveland Clinic Mercy Hospital, 1994
- Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society