Amy Petrinec, Ph.D., RN


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Associate Professor

Dr. Petrinec’s research is focused on physical and psychological symptoms in caregiver, family member, and older adult populations, examining factors that influence quality of life. Her initial longitudinal work included post-intensive care syndrome (PICS) and health-related quality of life for patients and family decision-makers in the intensive care unit (ICU) and long-term acute care settings and has expanded to include caregivers across the spectrum of illness. Her goal is to develop interventions that can be implemented broadly across the illness trajectory to address untoward outcomes experienced by caregivers and family members.