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Leigh Anne Koonmen

RN, BSN, PhD candidate University of KentuckyNursing
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I am a PhD candidate at the University of Kentucky. My research focus is type 2 diabetes risk reduction in first-degree family members and spouses of persons diagnosed with diabetes through lifestyle modification utilizing health coaching strategies. I have previously conducted a qualitative study examining dyadic management of a dual low sodium and diabetic diet that focused on individuals with diagnosed heart failure and type 2 diabetes as well as their spouses.


Research/Clinical Practice Area: Jonas Scholar – Chronic Health
Dissertation: Type 2 Diabetes Risk Reduction in First-Degree Family Members and Spouses of Individuals Diagnosed with Diabetes