Jonas III Nurse Leader Scholar Alumni

Lisa DiMaria, MS, RN

University of Rhode Island

Lisa DiMaria Jonas Scholar III AlumniLisa DiMaria began her nursing career in the U.S. Navy where she served in multiple clinical settings. It was here that she began to recognize the impact that nurses can have in health promotion and disease prevention. Ms. DiMaria is currently examining the most effective methods for assisting adult clients with adopting positive lifestyle behaviors, particularly in the area of diabetes and cardiovascular disease prevention. Her focus has been on chronic stress and its influence on physiological and behavioral outcomes. For her dissertation work, Ms. DiMaria is pursuing innovative methods for improving overall quality of life with the aim of enhancing behavior change.