Lynne T. Braun, PhD, CNP, FAHA, is a nurse practitioner in the Preventive Cardiology Center and the Heart Center for Women and a professor in the Department of Adult Health 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-master's certificate as an adult nurse practitioner from RushUniversity 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 currently serves as co-investigator for a research grant funded by the National Institutes of Health called "Reducing Health Disparity in African American Women: Adherence to Physical Activity." She is a past president of the Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association. Braun has been an active volunteer for the American Heart Association since 1980 in numerous capacities. She serves on the board of directors of the American Heart Association of Metropolitan Chicago, the Medical Leadership Committee for Chicago's Go Red Luncheon and the Illinois Advocacy Committee, and she is chairperson of the Council on Cardiovascular Nursing. Braun is regular speaker at the AHA Scientific Sessions on topics related to cardiovascular disease prevention. She is a co-author of five AHA/ACC Scientific Statements and Clinical Practice Guidelines and is a co-author of the ACCF/AHA statement on Performance Measures for the Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease. Braun is a fellow of the AmericanAcademy of Nursing, the American Heart Association, the Institute of Medicine of Chicago, the National Lipid Association and the Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association.