Maureen M. Covelli is an associate professor at the UCF College of Nursing, where she has been a member of the faculty for more than three decades. 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. She has published widely and has presented her work at the state, national and international levels.

  • PhD in Research Physiology, University of Florida
  • MA in Adult Health Nursing Education, New York University
  • BSN, Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing
Selected Editorial Activities
  • Reviewer, Annals of Behavioral Medicine
  • Reviewer, Heart and Lung
  • Reviewer, Psychnueroendocrinology
  • Reviewer, International Pediatrics
  • Reviewer, Applied Nursing Research
Selected Awards & Honors
  • Teaching Incentive Program Award, University of Central Florida, 2013
  • Teaching Incentive Program Award, University of Central Florida, 2003
Selected Professional Activities
  • Conference Planning Committee, Sigma Honor Society of Nursing
  • Member and former president and vice-president, Sigma Honor Society of Nursing: Theta Epsilon Chapter

Expertise & Research

Research Areas
  • Aging & Vulnerable Populations
  • Quality, Safety & Patient Outcomes
  • Nursing Education
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