Terri E. Weaver, PhD, RN, FAAN, ATSF, FAASM
Professor Emerita, Department of Biobehavioral Nursing Science
Terri Weaver is dean emerita at the University of Illinois Chicago College of Nursing. She is recognized nationally and internationally for her research on the effect of daytime sleepiness on daily behaviors and assessment of treatment outcomes. Her research career has been honored with many accolades, including induction into the Sigma Theta Tau International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame. Distinguished as a leader in nursing education, Dr. Weaver was also elected in 2017 to a two-year term on the board of directors of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing. In 2018, she was named to the first class of fellows of the American Thoracic Society.
As a researcher, Dr. Weaver has been supported with funding from the National Institutes of Health, the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute and the National Institute of Nursing Research. She has produced two notable disease-specific functional status measures, one for chronic pulmonary disorders and the other for sleep disorders. The latter, the Functional Outcomes of Sleep Questionnaire, has become the gold standard for the evaluation of the impact of treatments for sleep disorders to improve quality of life; it has been translated into 51 languages and used internationally in clinical trials.
Dr. Weaver earned her BSN at the University of Pittsburgh and her MSN and PhD from the University of Pennsylvania. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing, where she previously served as a member of its Board of Directors. Additionally, she is the Training and Education Chair for the World Federation of Sleep Research & Sleep Medicine Societies and the former chair of the national board of directors of the American Lung Association. She has also held leadership positions in the American Thoracic Society, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and the Sleep Research Society.