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Loyola University Chicago

Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing

Faculty and Staff

Sue Penckofer, PhD, RN, FAAN

Title/s: Professor

Office #: Building 125, Room 4529, HSD

Phone: 708.216.9303

E-mail: spencko@luc.edu

CV Link: Sue Penckofer Vitae2015


Chicago Center for Diabetes Translation Research Member

Research Interests

Women’s Health, Cardiovascular Disease, Diabetes, Depression, Vitamin D

Research NIH Training:
Predoctoral Fellowship, Individual NRSA, NIH at the University of Illinois, 1990
Postdoctoral Fellowship, Institutional NRSA, NIH at the  University of Illinois, 1995

Current NIH Funding (PI):
Can the Sunshine Vitamin Improve Mood and Self-Management in Women with Diabetes?  R01NR01306 ($1, 492, 985.00), 6/1/12 to 5/31/16.

Previous NIH Funding (PI):
Depressive Symptoms, Vitamin D for Metabolic Control and Depressive Symptoms in Women with Type 2 Diabetes, University of Chicago pilot project, NIH- NIDDK (5P60DK020595)

A Psychoeducational Intervention for Women with Type 2 Diabetes, NIH-NINR K23 (NR009240)

Oxidative Stress in Postmenopausal Women, NIH-NINR R-15, National Institute of Nursing Research, American Heart Association of Chicago, American Nurses Foundation.

Professional & Community Affiliations

Editorial Board:
Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing

Reviewer for:
Research in Nursing and Health, Journal of Women's Health, Journal of Biological Research for Nursing, Journal of Psychoneuroendocrinology, Journal of Diabetes and Its Complications.

Special Honors:
Loyola University Faculty Scholar, INA Distinguished Researcher, Ada Sue Hinshaw ANF Scholar, Gloria Smith Health Disparities ANF Scholar

Selected Publications

Penckofer, S., Ferrans, C., Byrn, M.  Mumby, P., Ferrans, C., Harrison, P., Durazo-Arvizu, R., & Lustman, P. (2012).  The Impact of a Psychoeducational Program for Depressed Women with Type 2 Diabetes.  Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 44 (2): 192-206.

Penckofer, S. (2012). Lost in translation: will the ‘personal’ become ‘impersonal’ when conducting research in the age of technology?  Clinical Investigation, 2(6): 1-3.

Penckofer, S., Quinn, L., Byrn L., Ferrans, C., Miller, Strange, P.  (2012). Glycemic Variability  Impacts Mood and Quality of Life in Women with Diabetes.  Diabetes, Technology, & Therapeutics, 14: 1-8.

Martyn-Nemeth, P. & Penckofer, S. (2012).  Psychological Vulnerability among Overweight and Obese Adolescents.  Journal of School Nursing, 28: 291-301.

Penckofer, S., Byrn, M., Mumby, P., Ferrans, C.  (2011).  Improving Subject Recruitment,Retention, and Participation in Research Through Peplau’s Theory of Interpersonal Relations.  Nursing Science Quarterly, 24, 146-151.

Penckofer, S. & Emanuele, M. (2010).  Questions and Answers to Vitamin D.  Diabetes Self Management, 53-54.

Penckofer, S., Kouba, J., Byrn, M., Ferrans, C.  (2010) Vitamin D and depression: Where is all the sunshine?  Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 31, 385-393.

Fritschi, S., Quinn, L., Penckofer, S., Surdyk, P.  (2010) Continuous glucose monitoring: The experience of women with type 2 diabetes.  Diabetes Educator, 36, 250-257.

Martyn-Nemeth, P., Penckofer, S., Gulanick, M., Velsor-Friedrich, B., & Bryant, F. B. (2009).The relationships among self-esteem, stress, coping, eating behavior and depressive mood in adolescents.  Research in Nursing and Health, 32, 96-109.

Lustman, P., Penckofer, S., Clouse, R.  (2008). Recent advances in understanding depression in adults with diabetes. Current Psychiatry Reports. 7, 114-122.

Penckofer, S., Kouba, J., Wallis, D., Emanuele, M.  (2008). Vitamin D and Diabetes:  Let the Sunshine In.  Diabetes Educator, 34, 939-954.

Wallis, D., Penckofer, S., Sizemore, G.  (2008) Contemporary Issues in Cardiovascular Medicine: The Sunshine Deficit and Cardiovascular Disease.  Circulation, 118, 1476-1485.  



Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing

Undergraduate Programs: 1032 West Sheridan Road, BVM Hall, 8th Floor, Room 800, Chicago, IL 60660 · 773.508.3249

Graduate Programs: Medical Center Campus · 2160 South First Avenue, Building 125-4500, Maywood, IL 60153 · 708.216.9101

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