Intellex Acquires Expert by Big Village

We're thrilled to announce that Intellex has acquired Expert by Big Village, effective March 22, 2024. This strategic move enhances our capabilities and strengthens our commitment to delivering exceptional solutions to our customers.

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Expert Details

Cardiac Nursing, Hospital nursing (adult), Clinic/outpatient nursing

ID: 731200 Illinois, USA

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Expert is an Assistant Professor at Employer’s School of Nursing in Chicago. Her interests include community based participatory research in CVD risk reduction and determinants of cardiovascular health and disease. A graduate from Vanderbilt University with a BA in English and Political Science, she went on to pursue a MSN also from Vanderbilt and was ultimately board certified as an acute care nurse practitioner. Her clinical experience includes the subspecialties of acute cardiac care, heart failure, interventional and preventive cardiology. In addition to clinical care, she coordinated investigator initiated and multi-center trials.
She earned her PhD in 2011 from Loyola University Chicago, Niehoff School of Nursing. Expert’s dissertation project was a community assessment of cardiovascular health and risk in people of Mexican descent in Berwyn, Illinois. During her PhD program she was awarded a year long fellowship for the Albert Schweitzer Fellows Program and the Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Graduation Award for demonstrating a strong commitment to the prevention of CVD through excellence in nursing research.
As a faculty member at DePaul she teaches courses in research, medical/surgical nursing, pharmacology, and critical care nursing. In addition she conducts research in perioperative device management as well as CVD prevention in vulnerable populations.
Expert is an active volunteer for the American Heart Association. Her involvement includes membership on the Metropolitan Chicago Board of Directors, Advocacy Committee, and Multicultural Committee. She is Chair of the Go Red for Women Ambassador Committee and Employer School of Nursing Team Captain for the Heart Walk.


Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 2011 Degree: PhD Subject: Nursing Institution: Loyola University Chicago
Year: 1991 Degree: MSN Subject: Adult Acute Critical Care Nursing Institution: Vanderbilt University
Year: 1986 Degree: BA Subject: English/Political Science Institution: Vanderbilt University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2012 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Assistant Professor Department: School Of Nursing
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2008 to 2012 Employer: Midwest Heart Foundation Title: Director of Research Department: Research

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Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
Expert has worked as and expert witness in malpractice cases for the plaintiff and dependent in Tennessee and Illinois.
Training / Seminars
Expert frequently lectures to medical professionals as well as the general public on CVD risk prevention.
Marketing Experience
Expert has in depth experience in sponsored clinical trial coordination. Skills in this area include regulatory compliance, budgets and contracts. She managed a research division with over 60 ongoing clinical trials in all areas of cardiovascular disease including device and pharma trials.

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