Pamela Martyn-Nemeth is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biobehavioral Nursing Science in the College of Nursing at the University of Illinois Chicago.
Dr. Martyn-Nemeth’s professional and scholarly work is focused on reducing cardiovascular disease risk and improving self-management behavior and quality of life in persons with type 1 diabetes (T1D). Despite improvements in treatment regimens and technology, less than 20% of adults with T1D achieve glycemic targets. Dr. Martyn-Nemeth is examining the role of sleep and diabetes-related stressors such as fear of hypoglycemia and their influence on self-management behavior and glycemic control. Her research portfolio includes NIH -funded studies to test novel interventions to improve sleep and reduce fear of hypoglycemia through technology-assisted strategies. Her goal is to develop scalable approaches that can be incorporated into education and practice to enhance self-management and thereby improve glucose control. Interventions such as these are greatly needed to prevent or delay diabetes complications and improve quality of life. Dr. Martyn-Nemeth’s findings have been referenced in the American Diabetes Association Position Statement on Psychosocial Care of Persons with Diabetes and the Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes. She has also been successful in translating a community-based culturally-focused physical activity intervention into clinical practice.
Dr. Martyn-Nemeth received her BSN from St. Xavier University, her MS from the University of Michigan, PhD from Loyola University and Postdoctoral Fellowship from the University of Illinois Chicago.