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Mary Love, PhD, MSN, RN

Assistant Professor of Nursing


  • PhD in Nursing, University of Texas Health Science Houston, 2019
  • MSN, University of Texas Health Science Center Houston School of Nursing, 2002
  • BSN, University of Texas at Austin, 1982




Office Hours

  • Wednesday 10 am-12 pm

Clinical Interest

  • Cardiovascular Nursing

Research Interest

  • Health Disparities
  • Psychosocial Well-Being
  • Stress
  • Self-management
  • Non-pharmacological Interventions
  • Racism

Professional Expertise

  • Secondary Prevention of Major Adverse Cardiovascular Events (MACE)

Professional Accolades

  • National Research Mentoring Network Strategic Empowerment Tailored for Health Equity Investigators (NRMN-SETH): Accepted as a study for participant for the 9-month Grant Writing Coaching Study, 11/2021
  • HEALTH (Helping Everyone Achieve a Lifetime of Health) NIMHD-RCMI Affiliate, 10/2021
  • National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities, Health Disparities Research Institute Scholar, 8/2021
  • HEALTH NIMHD-RCMI Professional Development Program, 8/2021-5/2022
  • Good Samaritan Bronze Award for Excellence in Nursing Education, Good Samaritan Foundation, Houston, TX, 7/2020
  • Fellow, American Heart Association Ten-Day Seminar on Epidemiology and Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke; full stipend awarded by Council on Cardiovascular and Stroke Nursing, 7/2019

Publications/Scholarly Work

  • Love, M.F., Brooks, A.N., Cox, S.D., Okpala M., Gooksey, G., Cohen A.S., Sharrief, A.Z. (2022). The effects of racism and resilience on Black-stroke survivor quality of life: Study protocol and rationale for a mixed-methods approach. Frontiers in Neurology, published online August 10, 2022,
  • Love, M.F., LoBiondo Wood, G., Wardell, D.W., & Beauchamp, J.E.S. (2021). Resilience and associated factors in patients with cardiovascular disease: A systematic review. European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing 20(6), 604-614. doi:10.1093/eurjcn/zvaa008
  • Beauchamp, JES, . . . Love, MF. . .et al. (2020). Caregiver Burden and Associated Factors among Informal Caregivers of Stroke Survivors. Journal of Neuroscience Nursing 52(6), 277-283. doi:10.1097/JNN.0000000000000552
  • Love, M.F., Sharrief, A., Wood, G.L., Cron, S.G., & Beauchamp, J.E.S. (2020) The effects of meditation, race, and anxiety on stroke-survivor resilience. Journal of Neuroscience Nursing 52(3):96-102. doi: 10.1097/JNN.0000000000000509
  • Fournier, L.E., Beauchamp, J.E.S., Zhang, X., Bonojo, E., Love, M., Cooksey, G., Hinojosa, E., Okpala, M.N., Savitz, S. I., & Sharrief, A. Z. (2020). Assessment of the progression of poststroke depression in ischemic stroke patients using the Patient Health Questionnaire-9. Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Disease 29(4): 104561. doi: 10.1016/j.jstrokecerebrovasdis.2019.104561
  • Love, M.F., Sharrief, A., Chaoul, A., Savitz, S., & Beauchamp, J.E.S. (2019). Mind-Body interventions, psychological stressors, and quality of life in stroke survivors: A systematic review. Stroke, 50, 434-440. doi:10.1161/STROKEAHA.118.021150
  • Sharrief, A., Guzik, A.K., Jones, E., Okpala, M., Love, M.F., Ranasinghe, T.I., & Bushnell, C. (2023). Telehealth trials to address health equity in stroke survivors. Stroke, 54 396-406. 
  • Beauchamp, J.E.S., Sharrief, A., Chaoul, A., Montiel, T.C., Love, M.F., Cron, S., & Prossin, A. (2023). Feasibility of a Meditation Intervention for Stroke Survivors and Informal Caregivers at Risk for Depressive Symptoms: A Randomized Controlled Trial. BMC Psychology, 11(1):9. doi: 10.1186/s40359-022-01031-z