Summary

Summary

Lee Ann Siegmund

Lee Anne Siegmund, PhD, RN, CEP, is a nurse scientist I in Cleveland Clinic’s Office of Nursing Research and Innovation. Dr. Siegmund’s research interests are in the areas of prescriptive exercise for special populations, exercise adherence, and fibromuscular dysplasia. 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 exercise 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. Prior to accepting her current position in 2016, Dr. Siegmund was a part of Cleveland Clinic’s cardiac rehabilitation team. Dr. Siegmund has published research on adherence to exercise and cardiac rehabilitation, as well as readmissions in patients with metabolic syndrome. She continues to examine novel approaches addressing these topics. Dr. Siegmund has instructed nursing labs and clinical rotations and has taught courses which include health, nutrition, and exercise for special populations. She also served as an adjunct faculty member at Lorain County Community College in Elyria, Ohio, and as an assistant professor at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Education

  • Ph.D., Doctor of Philosophy, Exercise Physiology, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio, 2012
  • B.S.N., University of Akron, Akron, Ohio, 2002
  • Diploma, Mansfield General Hospital School of Nursing (Summa Health System), Mansfield, Ohio, 1990

Certifications

  • Certified Clinical Exercise Physiologist
  • Certified Resistance Training Specialist, Master

Contact Information

Cleveland Clinic
Office of Research and Innovation
9500 Euclid Ave / P3
Cleveland, Ohio 44195
216.445.3457
siegmul@ccf.org

Leadership

Leadership

Dr. Siegmund is an expert in diet and exercise as well as behavioral strategies for the purpose of preventing disease. She is a member of the American College of Sports Medicine and uses her skills in exercise and health promotion to address the needs of those with modifiable risk factors for disease. Dr. Siegmund has been a part of Lorain County Community College’s Health, Physical Education and Recreation Department Advisory Board, Kent State University’s CoAES Advisory Committee, and Fitwise LLC’s advisory board. She has been a mentor to exercise physiology interns and point-of-care trainer for nurses and staff in cardiac rehabilitation. As a nurse researcher, Dr. Siegmund mentors nurses who are interested in doing their own research to improve practice and outcomes by showing them how to bring their own expertise to the research process.

Clinical Practice & Teaching

Clinical Practice & Teaching

Clinical Practice

Dr. Siegmund’s clinical expertise is in the areas of exercise, cardiac rehabilitation and community/public health. She has also worked in labor and delivery, homecare and hospice.

Teaching

Dr. Siegmund has taught as adjunct faculty at Lorain County Community College in Elyria, Ohio, and as Assistant Professor at Calvin College 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, exercise for special populations, biomechanics and exercise physiology. She also enjoys delivering educational presentations for other professionals. Dr. Siegmund has presented at numerous local and national conferences, including The American College of Sports Medicine and The American Heart Association.

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

Dr. Siegmund’s research focus has been on motivational factors for exercise and the management of metabolic syndrome. Her interest in the prevention and treatment of metabolic syndrome stems from a desire to reduce the risk of coronary artery disease. Dr. Siegmund has examined motivation and adherence in the cardiac rehabilitation setting with a specific focus on patients with metabolic syndrome. She continues to examine novel approaches that address motivation and adherence in populations at high risk for chronic disease. Dr. Siegmund’s publication on the effect of a peer on children’s choice of a physically active game vs. a sedentary alternative, illustrated that more research is needed into behavior modification and motivational factors for our youth as well.

2018 - Research

Siegmund LA, Albert, N., McClelland, M., Bena, J., Morrison, S. (2018). Functional Capacity but not early uptake of cardiac rehabilitation predicts readmission in patients with Metabolic Syndrome. J Cardiovasc Nurs. 33(4),306-12. DOI: 10.1097/JCN.0000000000000454.

Siegmund LA. & Gornik, H. (in review). Fibromuscular Dysplasia: Recognition and Management.

Rose C. & Siegmund LA. (accepted for publication Fall 2018). SNAP: A Hand Hygiene Campaign that Improves Compliance & Fosters a Just Culture. Prevention Strategist.

Siegmund LA. (2018). Social media: The next research frontier. Clin Nurs Spec. 30(2), 60-6.

Presentations

May 2018. “Like us on Facebook: The future of social media research”. Siegmund LA. 14th Annual Nursing Research Conference. Cleveland, Oh.

April 2018. Poster: “Feasibility of a Facebook intervention for exercise motivation and cardiac rehabilitation adherence”. Siegmund LA, Ahmed, HA, Crawford, M, Bena, J. Midwest Nursing Research Society. Cleveland, Oh.

March 2018. “Using the EMR for research”. Siegmund LA. Nursing Research and Innovation Workshop. Medina, Ohio.

March 2018. “Starting your project, from question to design”and “Using the EMR for research.” Siegmund LA. Nursing Research and Innovation Workshop. Mayfield Hts, Ohio.

March 2018. “Starting your project, from question to design”and “The role of the nurse in research and evidence-based practice.” Siegmund LA. Nursing Research and Innovation Workshop. Mayfield Hts, Ohio.

March 2018. “Starting your project, from question to design”and “The role of the nurse in research and evidence-based practice.” Siegmund LA. Nursing Research and Innovation Workshop. Medina, Ohio.

2017 - Research

Siegmund LA, Ahmed, H., Crawford, M., Bena, J. (2017). Feasibility of a Facebook intervention for exercise motivation and cardiac rehabilitation adherence: Study protocol. JMIR Res Protoc. 6(8), e162.

Siegmund LA, Naylor, J, Bena, J., McClelland, M. (2017). The relationship between Metabolic Syndrome and adherence to cardiac rehabilitation. Physiology and Behavior, 169,41-45. DOI: 10.1016/j.physbeh.2016.11.005.

Presentations

November 2017. Invited speaker: “Underutilization of Cardiac Rehabilitation: Overcoming barriers and improving outcomes.” Siegmund LA. American Heart Association. Anaheim, Ca.

October 2017. Poster: “Predictors of Readmission in Phase II Cardiac Rehabilitation Patients with Metabolic Syndrome”. Siegmund LA, McClelland, M., Bena, J. American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation 32nd Annual Meeting. Charleston, SC.

October 2017. “Starting your project: From question to design” Evidence based practice workshop: Weston, Florida. Siegmund LA.

October 2017. “Research Bootcamp”. Weston, Florida. Siegmund LA.

October 2017. “Using the EMR for research: advantages, challenges, and pitfalls”. Evidence based practice workshop: Weston, Florida. Siegmund LA.

July 2017. “Recognition and Treatment of Metabolic Syndrome”. Cleveland Clinic Endocrinology and Metabolism nurses. Siegmund LA.

May 2017. “Challenges and Pitfalls of Big Data”. 13th Annual Nursing Research Conference. Siegmund LA.

May 2017 “Addressing the Problem of Patient Adherence through Research”. 13th Annual Nursing Research Conference. Siegmund LA.

May 2017. Poster: “Predictors of Readmission in Phase II Cardiac Rehabilitation Patients with Metabolic Syndrome”. Siegmund LA, McClelland, M., Bena, J. American Association of Ambulatory Care Nurses Annual Conference. New Orleans.

May 2017. Poster: “Predictors of Readmission in Phase II Cardiac Rehabilitation Patients with Metabolic Syndrome”. Siegmund LA, McClelland, M., Bena, J. American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting. Denver.

February 2017. “Metabolic Syndrome and Cardiac Rehabilitation: Uptake and Adherence.” Goldbag Seminar. Case Western Reserve University. Siegmund LA.

2016 - Research

Burchill, CN, McClelland, M., Siegmund, L. (2016). Concerns with medical and pharmacy costsfor new hire nurses following a physical strength evaluation screening in a large health system. Workplace Health and Safety, 64(11), 520. DOI: 10.1177/2165079916670408

Presentations

Nov 2016. “Starting your project: From question to design” and “The role of the nurse in research and evidence based practice.” Evidence based practice workshop: Hillcrest Hospital.

June 2016. Poster: “Elevated triglycerides predict poor adherence to cardiac rehabilitation in patients with metabolic syndrome.” Siegmund LA, Naylor, J, McClelland, M, Bena, J. American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting. Boston, Mass.

Professional Involvement

Professional Involvement

  • Member, The American Heart Association
  • Member, The American College of Sports Medicine
  • Member, The Clinical Exercise Physiology Association
  • Member, Midwest Nursing Research Society
  • Member, Sigma Theta Tau
  • American Association of Ambulatory Care Nurses
Honors & Awards

Honors & Awards

  • Faces of Care 2018