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Lindsey A. Rosman, PhD - Division of Cardiology

Lindsey A. Rosman, PhD

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Cardiovascular Behavioral Medicine Service


Contact Information



UNC School of Medicine, Division of Cardiology:
160 Dental Circle #6009
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
UNC Cardiology at Eastowne:
100 Eastowne Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514


Lindsey A. Rosman, PhD

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Cardiovascular Behavioral Medicine Service

Areas of Interest

Cardiac electrophysiology; Digital Health Technology (wearables, biosensors, etc.); Machine learning/Data science; Cardiovascular implantable electronic devices (CIEDs); Modifiable risk factors, outcomes, and interventions for patients with heart rhythm disorders; Women’s cardiovascular health; Technology-based assessment and interventions; Social and environmental determinants of cardiovascular health.


Dr. Rosman has an active multidisciplinary research program that uses longitudinal clinical databases, prospective cohort studies, machine learning, and data science approaches to examine modifiable risk factors, care patterns, and clinical outcomes in patients with arrhythmias and implanted cardiac devices. Her work also focuses on improving women’s cardiovascular health across the lifespan and developing personalized, technology-based approaches to cardiovascular risk prediction and disease management.

Dr. Rosman is currently funded by a NIH/NHLBI K23 Career Development Award to examine gender differences in physical activity in patients with implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs). This work aims to leverage long-term physical activity data obtained from a built-in ICD accelerometer to study patterns of inactivity after ICD implant, develop outcome-driven activity thresholds, and examine preferences for technology-based care among men and women with ICDs. She also serves as the Principal Investigator (PI) for the UNC Cardiovascular Device Surveillance Registry and as the PI/co-investigator for several ongoing studies of social/environmental determinants of cardiovascular health, interventions to improve adherence and utilization of remote cardiac monitoring technology, and novel risk factors for heart disease and stroke in young adults.

Media/Press Interviews

Lindsey Rosman, PhD, explains how stress could be a risk factor for stroke in the death of a U.S. Capitol police officer in an interview with CNN.

Dr. Rosman appeared on CNN’s morning show ‘New Day’ and was interviewed by reporters at national and international media outlets [The Guardian (London), The Telegraph, CNN, ABC, NBC, Yahoo News, etc.] for her new study: Arrhythmia Risk During the 2016 United States Presidential Election: The Cost of Stressful Politics

Remote Cardiac Device Monitoring During COVID-19 (Everyday Health, 2020)

Stroke Increased for Younger Adults with PTSD (Forbes, 2019)

PTSD tied to higher, earlier stroke risk (Reuters, 2019)

Strokes are becoming more common in younger adults and PTSD may be a cause (ABC News, 2019)

New Study Finds Link Between Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Increased Risk of Developing Atrial Fibrillation (Heart Rhythm Society, 2018)


Gender Differences in Physical Activity Among Patients with Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators (ICDs)
Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)/National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), K23HL141644.
Project period: 9/1/2019 – 8/31/2024.

Her clinical practice is focused on providing psychological services, information, and support to patients with heart rhythm disorders. She works closely with cardiology providers to help patients and their families adjust psychologically and socially to having a cardiac condition or undergoing treatment.

  • Undergraduate

    Purdue University

  • PhD

    East Carolina University

  • Behavioral Medicine/Psychology Residency

    Brown University

  • Cardiovascular Outcomes/Medical Informatice Research Fellowship

    Yale School of Medicine