Amy Ketcham is a fourth-year PhD student at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, NewCourtland Center for Transitions and Health. Amy was supported by the Individualized Care for At-Risk Older Adults (T32NR009356) program, and is an Associate Fellow at the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics. Her research is exploring modifiable factors relating to psychological symptoms in heart failure.
Prior to coming to Penn Nursing, Amy received her BSN from the Pennsylvania State University. During her undergraduate studies, she worked in the Vascular Health Interventions Laboratory. She conducted research that focused on the biological effects of antioxidants on atherosclerosis, a major contributor to the development of heart failure. After graduation, Amy practiced clinically on the Cardiology Stepdown Unit at Cleveland Clinic (Cleveland, OH) that also influenced her decision to seek her doctorate in Nursing.
Ketcham A, Matus A, Riegel B. Resilience and Depressive Symptoms in Adults With Cardiac Disease: A Systematic Review. J Cardiovasc Nurs. 2020 Dec 29;Publish Ahead of Print:10.1097/JCN.0000000000000781. doi: 10.1097/JCN.0000000000000781. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33394626; PMCID: PMC8239060.