Faculty Experts - Christine Crumlish, PhD, RN, APRN, CCRN

Christine Crumlish, PhD, RN, APRN, CCRN

Christine Crumlish, PhD, RN, APRN, CCRN
Assistant Professor

Area of Expertise:

  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Disease Among Women


Heart disease is the leading cause of death among American women today. Dr. Crumlish can discuss how to prevent cardiovascular disease and how to treat and recuperate from heart attacks. She has a special interest in the gender gap between cardiac disease in men and women, and can also describe how patients cope with and respond to cardiac surgery. Dr. Crumlish has been nationally recognized for her work with the National Heart Attack Alert Program.


  • Ph.D.,  New York University
  • M.S.N.,  University of Pennsylvania
  • B.S.N., Villanova University

Selected Publications

  • Crumlish, C.M., Todd-Magel, C. (2011). Patient Education on Heart Attack Response: Is Rehearsal the Critical Factor in Knowledge Retention? MEDSURG Nursing, 20(6), 310-317.
  • Crumlish, C.M. (2001). Contributor to the Common Conditions section of the book from the American Association of Colleges of Nursing & the People’s Medical Society "Ask a nurse: From home remedies to hospital care." New York: Simon & Schuster Source.
  • Crumlish, C. M., Bracken, J., Hand, M. M., Keenan, K., Ruggiero, & Simmons, D. (2000). "When time is muscle." American Journal of Nursing, 100(1), 26-33.
  • Crumlish, C. M. & Hand, M. M. (1999). "Reducing patient delay in seeking treatment for acute myocardial infarction." MEDSURG Nursing, 8, (2), 77-88.
  • Crumlish, C. M. (1998). "Coping strategies of cardiac surgery patients in the perioperative period." Dimensions of Critical care Nursing, 17, (5), 272-278.

Selected Professional Experience

  • University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing Lecturer
  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Staff Nurse, Neuro/Trauma Intensive Care Unit
  • New York University Medical Center Cardiovascular Nurse Specialist

Selected Research

  • Heart Attack Response Rehearsal in High Risk Patients. Co-investigator, Dr. Catherine Todd-Magel.


  • Villanova University Research Summer Grant (1991 & 2005) Alpha Nu Chapter, Sigma Theta Tau, $1000

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