Dr. Lynne Braun is a nurse practitioner in the Rush Heart and Vascular Institute, focusing on preventive cardiology and women and heart disease. She is also a Professor in the Department of Adult Health and Gerontological Nursing in the Rush College of Nursing. She completed a PhD in Nursing Science at the University of Illinois at Chicago in 1990, and a post-masters certificate as an Adult Nurse Practitioner from Rush University in 1997. She has been on faculty and has held a practice position at Rush University Medical Center since 1980. Her clinical and research interests include cardiovascular risk reduction, exercise, hyperlipidemia, and hypertension management. She served as co-investigator for 3 research grants funded by the National Institutes of Health, currently, a study entitled, “Reducing Health Disparity in African American Women: Adherence to Physical Activity.” She is Past President of the Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association. Dr. Braun has been an active volunteer for the American Heart Association since 1980 in numerous capacities. Most recently, she serves on the Board of Directors of the American Heart Association of Metropolitan Chicago, Medical Leadership Committee for Chicago’s Go Red Luncheon, Illinois Advocacy Committee, and is Vice Chairperson of the Council on Cardiovascular Nursing. Dr. Braun is regular speaker at the AHA Scientific Sessions on topics related to cardiovascular disease prevention. She is a co-author of three AHA/ACC Scientific Statements, the AHA/ACC statement on Performance Measures for the Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease, and 2 AHA clinical practice guidelines. Dr. Braun is an elected Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing, the American Heart Association, the Institute of Medicine of Chicago, the National Lipid Association, and the Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association.