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Laura Hieronymus

Laura Hieronymus, DNP, MSEd, RN, MLDE, BC-ADM, CDCES, FADCES

Medical Reviewer

Laura Hieronymus is a doctor of nursing practice, master licensed diabetes educator, a board-certified advanced diabetes manager, and certified diabetes care and education specialist, with over 35 years of experience in diabetes care and education.

Dr. Hieronymus is at the University of Kentucky serving as Associate Professor, Executive Nurse Leadership, UK College of Nursing and Diabetes Consultant, Evidence-Practice for UK HealthCare in Lexington, Kentucky.

During her career, Dr. Hieronymus has served as local, regional, and national faculty for the Association of Diabetes Care and Education Specialists (ADCES) and the American Diabetes Association (ADA). She has also served Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing as media expert and the Certification Board for Diabetes Care and Education as a content writer/reviewer. Additionally, Dr. Hieronymus has served on a variety of Board of Director positions in health care, academic, and national associations.

Dr. Hieronymus has authored numerous articles and publications and has also written or contributed to eight books. She has served as Editor for Practical Diabetology, Associate Editor for the nationally recognized peer-reviewed journal ADA’s Diabetes Spectrum, and editorial board/contributing editor for the national diabetes consumer magazine, Diabetes Self-Management.


COVID-19 Impact Predicts Diabetes Distress Among Individuals With Type 2 Diabetes. The Science of Diabetes Self-Management and Care. 2023 Oct;49(5):392-400 Leigh Anne Koonmen, Terry A Lennie, Laura B Hieronymus, Mary Kay Rayens, Melinda Ickes, Jennifer L Miller, Gia Mudd-Martin

HIV, Diabetes, and Cardiometabolic Comorbidities: Optimal Health Outcomes. ADCES in Practice. 28 Feb 2023 Daniel S. Stinnett, Tiffany Stivers, Laura Hieronymus

A New Look at Barriers to Clinical Care Among Appalachian Residents Living With Diabetes. Diabetes Spectrum. 2023 Winter;36(1):14-22 Brittany L Smalls, Mary E Lacy , Adebola Adegboyega, Laura Hieronymus, Nicole Bacha, Tayla Nathoo, Philip M Westgate, Tofial Azam, Susan Westneat, Nancy E Schoenberg

Prediabetes Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices at an Academic Family Medicine Practice. Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine. 2019 Jul-Aug;32(4):505-512 James W Keck, Alisha R Thomas, Laura Hieronymus, Karen L Roper

Linking postpartum and parenting women with a National Diabetes Prevention Program. Diabetes Spectrum. 2018 Nov; 31(4): 324–329 Maria L. Gómez, Laura B. Hieronymus, Kristin B. Ashford, Janine M. Barnett, Theresa A. Renn

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