Lee Anne Siegmund, PhD, RN, CEP, is a nurse scientist in Cleveland Clinic’s Office of Nursing Research and Innovation. Dr. Siegmund’s research interests are in the areas of motivation for diet and exercise, management of metabolic syndrome, and cardiac rehabilitation. 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 motivational factors for diet and exercise and how they might impact patient health and nursing practice.
Dr. Siegmund has been a registered nurse since 1990 and 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 where she mentored the exercise physiology interns. Dr. Siegmund has completed research on adherence to cardiac rehabilitation among adults with metabolic syndrome and continues to examine novel approaches addressing this topic. 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.
- 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
- Certified Clinical Exercise Physiologist
- Certified Resistance Training Specialist, Master
Office of Research and Innovation
9500 Euclid Ave / P3
Cleveland, Ohio 44195
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
Dr. Siegmund’s clinical expertise is in the areas of cardiac rehabilitation and community/public health. She has 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 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 presented at the Cleveland Clinic Women’s Health Conference in 2013. She has also presented an educational program that she designed entitled “Strength to Care,” which teaches nurses how to strengthen their backs and lift safely.
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.
- 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