Faculty and Staff
Sue Penckofer, PhD, RN, FAAN
Title/s: Distinguished University Research Professor, Loyola University Chicago
Professor, School of Nursing, Loyola
Office #: Building 125, Room 4529, HSD
CV Link: Penckofer Vitae 2015 New
Chicago Center for Diabetes Translation Research Member
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:
Penckofer S. (PI), Emanuele, M.A., Halaris A., Durzo, R., Camacho, P., Kouba, J, Mumby, P. Can the Sunshine Vitamin Improve Mood and Self-Management in Women with Diabetes? National Institutes of Health, NINR, R01NR01306 ($1, 492, 985.00), 6/1/13 to 5/31/17.
Penckofer, S. (PI) Research Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research (PA-2-149). Sponsor for Monique Ridosh, PhD, RN, NINR, RO1NR 1306-03S1 ($218,196), 4/1/15 to 3/31/17.
Byrn, M. (PI), Penckofer, S., Adams, W., Emanuele, MA. Can vitamin D3 improve cognitive function in persons with type 2 diabetes? University of Chicago, NIH Diabetes Research Clinical Training Center, ($25,000), 2/1/15-1/31/16.
Previous NIH Funding (PI):
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
Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
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.
Loyola University Faculty Scholar, INA Distinguished Researcher, Ada Sue Hinshaw ANF Scholar, Gloria Smith Health Disparities ANF Scholar
Byrn, M. & Penckofer, S. (2015).Gestational diabetes, depression, and the impact on maternal and infant health outcomes. Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing, 44 (2): 246-255.
Brandy, J., Penckofer, S., Solari-Twadell, A.,Velsor-Freidrich, B. (2015). Factors predictive of depression in first year-year college students. Journal of Psychosocial Nursing Mental Health Services, 53(2): 38-44.
Savoy S. & Penckofer S. (2015). Depressive symptoms impact health-promoting lifestyle behaviors, cardiac and quality of life in healthy women. Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 30(4): 360-372.
Meehan, M. & Penckofer, S. (2014). The role of vitamin D in the aging adult. Journal of Aging and Gerontology, 2: 60-71.
Penckofer, S., Doyle, T., Byrn, M., Lustman, P. (2014). State of the science: Depression and type 2 diabetes. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 36(9): 1158-1182.
Castro, J. & Penckofer, S. (2014). The role of vitamin D in the health of Hispanic adults with diabetes. Hispanic Health Care International, 12(2): 90-98.
Byrn, M. & Penckofer, S. (2013). Antenatal depression and gestational diabetes: A review of maternal and fetal outcomes. Nursing for Women’s Health, 17 (1), 22-33.
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.