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Mary Hannan, PhD, APRN, AGACNP-BC

Assistant Professor

Department of Biobehavioral Nursing Science


Building & Room:

754 NURS


845 S. Damen Ave., MC 802, Chicago, IL 60612

Office Phone:



The overall goal of my program of research is to improve health and quality of life for adults with kidney disease through participation in healthy behaviors.


My clinical experience is the foundation of my research interests and goals. I have over ten years of clinical experience as a nurse practitioner, primarily working with individuals with kidney disease. My doctoral work focused on the investigation of physical activity and outcomes in older adults with chronic kidney disease (CKD), culminating in my dissertation which evaluated relationships between cognitive function, vascular function, and sedentary behavior in older adults with preclinical cognitive impairment with and without CKD. My postdoctoral work investigated the influence of physical activity, sedentary behavior, physical function, and frailty on clinical outcomes in adults with CKD. I am currently investigating the feasibility of an intervention to reduce sedentary behavior in adults with CKD.

Selected Grants

American Nephrology Nurses Association, Research Grant, PI (2022-2023 )

Selected Publications

Sarnak, M.J., Auguste, B.L., Brown, E., Chang, A.R., Chertow, G.M., Hannan, M., Herzog,  C.A., Claire Nadeau-Fredette, A.C., Tang, W.H.W., Wang, A.Y.M., Weiner, D.E., Chan, C.T.; on behalf of the American Heart Association Council on the Kidney in Cardiovascular Disease; Council on Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology; Council on Cardiovascular Radiology and Intervention; Council on Clinical Cardiology; Council on Hypertension; and Council on Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health. (2022) Cardiovascular effects of home dialysis therapies: a scientific statement from the American Heart Association. Circulation. 2022. doi: 10.1161/CIR.0000000000001088

Hannan, M.*, Kringle, E.*, Hwang, C. L., & Laddu, D. (2021). Behavioral Medicine for Sedentary Behavior, Daily Physical Activity, and Exercise to Prevent Cardiovascular Disease: A Review. Current Atherosclerosis Reports, 23(9), 48.  *shared first author

Hannan, M., Collins, E., Phillips, S., Quinn, L., Steffan, A., & Bronas, U. (2021) Sedentary Behavior in Older Adults with Preclinical Cognitive Impairment with and without Chronic Kidney Disease. Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 47(6), 35–42.

Hannan, M., Ricardo, A., Cai, J., Franceschini, N., Kaplan, R., Marquez, D., Rosas, S., E., Schneiderman, N., Sotres-Alvarez, D., Talavera, G.A., Daviglus, M., & Lash, J. (2020). Sedentary Behavior and Change in Kidney Function: The Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos (HCHS/SOL). Kidney 360, 2(2), 245-253. DOI: 10.34067/KID.0006202020

Hannan, M., Ansari, S., Meza, N., Anderson, A., Srivastava, A, Waikar, S., Charleston, Weir, M.J., Taliercio, J., Horwitz, E., Saunders, M.R., Wolfrum, K., Feldman, H.I., Lash, J.P., Ricardo, A.C., and the CRIC Study Investigators. (2020). Risk Factors for CKD Progression: Overview of Findings from the CRIC Study. Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN, 16(4), 648–659 DOI: 10.2215/CJN.07830520

Hannan, M., Collins, E., Phillips, S., Quinn, L., Steffan, A., & Bronas, U. (2020). Cognitive and Vascular Function in Older Adults with and without CKD. Journal of Aging Clinical and Experimental Research, 33(7), 1885-1894. doi:10.1007/s40520-020-01695-w

Notable Honors

2021-2022, Sharon Anderson Research Fellow, American Society of Nephrology Kidney Cure

2019-2021, Future of Nursing Scholar Postdoctoral Fellow, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

2020, Outstanding Dissertation Award, Midwest Nursing Research Society (MNRS) Health Promoting Behaviors Across the Lifespan Research Interest Group

2016-2019, Future of Nursing Scholar, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation


2019: PhD, Nursing, University of Illinois Chicago
2005: MSN, Marquette University
2002: Honors BSN, Marquette University