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 prescriptive exercise for special populations and primary/secondary prevention of heart disease. 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. 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 University in Grand Rapids, Michigan. 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, 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 continues to examine novel approaches addressing these topics.
- 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. 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.
Dr. Siegmund has 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, 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 - Research
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. Patients’ perceptions of the impact of fibromuscular dysplasia on quality of life and health. [In press, July, 2021]. Pain Manag Nurs.
Siegmund LA, Bena JF, Morrison SL, Albert NM. The relationship between exercise volume and disease severity among patients who tested positive for COVID-19. [In press, December, 2021]. MedSurg Nurs.
2021 – Research
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”, Narrated Poster Presentation, Midwest Nursing Research Society Annual Conference, Virtual. 03/2021.
“The Relationship between Exercise Volume and COVID-19 Disease Severity”, Narrated Poster Presentation, 16th Annual Clinical Nursing Research Conference, Virtual. 04/2021.
“The Relationship between Pain, Complications, and Quality of Life among Individuals with Fibromuscular Dysplasia”, Narrated Poster Presentation, 16th Annual Clinical Nursing Research Conference. Virtual. 04/2021.
“What Keeps Women in Cardiac Rehabilitation? A Grounded Theory Study Approach”, Narrated Poster Presentation”, 16th Annual Clinical Nursing Research Conference. Virtual. 04/2021.
“What Keeps Women in Cardiac Rehabilitation? A Grounded Theory Study Approach”, Narrated Poster Presentation. Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association 27TH Annual Symposium. Virtual. 05/2021. Third Place Poster for Original Research.
“The Relationship between Exercise Volume and COVID-19 Disease Severity”, Poster Presentation. American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting. Virtual. 06/2021.
“The Relationship between Exercise Volume and COVID-19 Disease Severity”, Narrated Poster Presentation, American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Annual Meeting. Virtual. 10/2021.
“The Crossroad of Research and Innovation”, Opening Speaker, Penn Medicine Nursing Research Conference. Virtual. 12/2021.
2020 – Research
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
“History of Stroke and Symptoms Predict Lower Quality of Life in Patients with Fibromuscular Dysplasia”, Poster Presentation, International Stroke Conference. Los Angeles, CA. 02/2020.
“Understanding Facilitators of Cardiac Rehabilitation Completion in Women: A Grounded Theory Approach”, Poster Presentation, American Heart Association: Epidemiology and Lifestyle Conference. Phoenix, AZ. 03/2020.
“Symptoms Predict Lower Quality of Life in Patients with Fibromuscular Dysplasia”, Poster Presentation,Preventive Cardiology Nurses Association Conference, Virtual. 04/2020. First Place Poster for Original Research.
- Member, The American Heart Association
- Member, The American College of Sports Medicine
- Member, Midwest Nursing Research Society
- Member, Sigma Theta Tau
Honors & Awards
- Faces of Care Award, Cleveland Magazine
- Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society
- Star of Excellence Award, Cleveland Clinic Mercy Hospital