Faculty & Staff

Laura L. Hayman, PhD, RN, FAAN, FAHA

Professor, Department of Nursing


photo of Laura  Hayman

Areas of Expertise

Child and Adolescent Health, Prevention of Obesity and Cardiovascular Disease


BSN, MSN, PhD, University of Pennsylvania

Professional Publications & Contributions

Additional Information

Dr. Hayman’s program of research and scholarship has focused on prevention of obesity and risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD) in children, adolescents and families.  In collaboration with colleagues from several disciplines, her recent and ongoing clinical, community-based, and translational research includes life course behavioral medicine approaches to health promotion and disease prevention, and research and policy initiatives designed to reduce health disparities and promote health equity. She is also Adjunct Professor of Medicine, Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine, UMass Medical School.

Teaching Expertise

Integrating Health Policy
Theory in Dissertation Research
Social and Behavioral Determinants of Health

Awards and Accomplishments

Fellow, American Heart Association
Fellow, American Academy of Nursing
Fellow, Society of Behavioral Medicine
Fellow, Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research
American Heart Association National Meritorious Achievement Award
American Heart Association Council on Cardiovascular Nursing Distinguished Achievement Award