Associate professor Kelley Anderson conducts research on innovations for patients with heart failure, cardiovascular health, assistive technology for patients with heart failure, and innovations in teaching and mentoring. A long-time family nurse practitioner, Anderson also studies nursing in global and under-resourced contexts and earned a Fulbright Program Scholarship to the Czech Republic.

Editor of The Advanced Practice Nurse Cardiovascular Clinician (Springer), on the editorial board of Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine, and a reviewer for Heart and Lung: The Journal of Acute and Critical Care, JMIR Cardiology, Nursing Forum, SAGE Open Nursing, and Circulation: Heart Failure, Anderson earned a BSN from UVA School of Nursing, an MSN from the University of Texas, Austin, an FNP certificate from the University of Florida, and a PhD from the Catholic University of America. A member of the Raven Society and on the School’s Alumni Council for more than a decade, she serves on the Blue Ridge Medical Center board of directors and is deeply involved in the American Association of Heart Failure Nurses.

Prior to her arrival at UVA in 2024, Anderson was an associate professor at Georgetown University School of Nursing where she developed its PhD curriculum, established a post-doctoral fellowship in nursing program, developed an experiential program for students in rural Tanzania, and mentored DNP, CNL, BSN, and family nurse practitioner students. 


  • Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP-BC)

Research Focus

Heart failure Assistive technology for patients with heart failure Cardiovascular health Nursing in global and under-resourced settings


Journal Articles

Fraser, M., Barnes, S. G., Barsness, C., Beavers, C., Bither, C. J., Boettger, S., Hallman, C., Keleman, A., Leckliter, L., McIlvennan, C. K., Ozemek, C., Patel, A., Pierson, N. W., Shakowski, C., Thomas, S. C., Whitmire, T., & Anderson, K. M. (2024). Nursing care of the patient hospitalized with heart failure: A scientific statement from the American Association of Heart Failure Nurses. Heart & Lung: The Journal of Critical Care, 64, 1-5.

Abdullah, B., Gupta, R., Anderson, K. M., Balsara, K., Sheikh, F. H., Groninger, H., &, Rao, A. (2024). The role of palliative care for patients with left ventricular assist devices: A narrative review. Annals of Palliative Medicine, 13(3), 598-606.

Kelemen, A., Groninger, H., Yearwood, E. L., French, C., Bither, C., Rao, A., Anderson, K. M. (2024). The experiences among bereaved family members after a left ventricular assist device. Heart & Lung, 1(66), 117-22.

Shara, N., Mirabal-Beltran, R., Talmadge, B., Falah, N., Ahmad, M., Dempers, R., Gibson, S., Eisenberg, S., & Anderson, K. (2024). The use of machine learning for early detection of maternal cardiovascular conditions: A retrospective study using electronic health record data. JMIR Cardio, 8, 1-9.

Book Sections

Reilly, C., & Anderson, K. M. (2024). Prevention of heart failure. In S. B. Dunbar & L. T. Braun (Eds.), Preventive Cardiovascular Nursing (507 ed., pp. 527-Springer).