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Maureen M. Covelli, PhD, RN, is chair for the Department of Nursing Practice and an associate professor at the UCF College of Nursing.

Dr. Covelli’s research interests focus on physiological and behavioral risk factors for cardiovascular and metabolic disease, intervention programs in cardiovascular health to decrease hypertension risk in adolescents, the influence of maternal health and birth weight on fetal physiological adaptation and plasticity, and the development of adult disease within African American populations. Her studies have included physiological measurements (e.g., salivary cortisol and ambulatory blood pressure).

  • PhD in Research Physiology, University of Central Florida
  • MA in Adult Health Nursing Education, New York University
  • BSN, Hunter College – Bellevue School of Nursing

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