Lindsey A. Rosman, PhD

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology
Cardiovascular Behavioral Medicine Service

Specialty Areas

Cardiac electrophysiology; Modifiable risk factors, outcomes and interventions for patients with heart rhythm disorders; Women’s cardiovascular health; Technology-based assessment and interventions; Peripartum cardiomyopathy.

Education and Experience

PhD: East Carolina University (2009-2016), Area: Clinical Health Psychology
Residency: Brown University (2015 – 2016), Area: Behavioral Medicine
Fellowship: Yale School of Medicine (2016-2019), Area: Cardiovascular Outcomes Research /Medical Informatics
Assistant Professor of Medicine: University of North Carolina, 2019-present.

Personal Statement

Dr. Rosman’s research interests include the use of longitudinal clinical databases and prospective cohort studies 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. Dr. Rosman also serves as the Principal Investigator for several studies examining remote monitoring adherence and utilization, and novel risk factors for heart disease and stroke in young adults.

Media/Press Interviews

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)

PTSD May Raise Odds for Irregular Heartbeat (WebMD, 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.

Selected Bibliography

Rosman L, Lampert R, Ramsey CM, Dziura J, Chui PW, Brandt C, Haskell S, Burg MM. Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Risk for Early Incident Atrial Fibrillation: A Prospective Cohort Study of 1.1 Million Young Adults. J Am Heart Assoc. 2019 Oct;8(19):e013741.

Rosman L, Sico JJ, Lampert R, Gaffey AE, Ramsey CM, Dziura J, Chui PW, Cavanagh CE, Brandt C, Haskell S, Burg MM. Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Risk for Stroke in Young and Middle-Aged Adults: A 13-Year Cohort Study. Stroke. 2019 Oct 17:STROKEAHA119026854. [Epub ahead of print]

Rosman L, Burg MM, Lampert R. Catheter Ablation and Cognitive Impairment in Atrial Fibrillation: Another Hit or a Silver Bullet? Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol. 2019. Epub ahead of print.

Rosman L, Lampert R, Sears SF, Burg MM. Measuring physical activity with implanted cardiac devices: A systematic review. Journal of the American Heart Association. 2018;7:e008663.

Rosman L. Remote monitoring of implantable cardioverter defibrillators: Aligning patient preferences and provider recommendations. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2019;42:130-131.

Sears SF, Rosman L, Sterns LD, Sasaki S, Kondo Y, Sterns LD, Schloss E, EJ, Kurita T, Raijmakers J, Gerritse B, Auricchio A. Defibrillator Shocks and their Impact on Objective and Subjective Patient Outcomes: Results from the PainFree SST Clinical Trial. Heart Rhythm. 2018;15(5):734-740.

Chui PW, Wang Y, Ranasinghe I, Mitiku TY, Seto AH, Rosman L, Lampert R, Minges KE, Enriquez AD, Curtis JP. Association of physician specialty with long-term implantable cardioverter-defibrillator complication and reoperations rates. Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2019. Epub ahead of print.

Rosman L, Salmoirago-Blotcher E, Cahill J, Sears SF. Psychosocial adjustment and quality of life in patients with peripartum cardiomyopathy. J Cardiovasc Nurs. 2019;34:20-28.

Cavanagh CE, Rosman L, Lampert R, Chui PW, Johnston ML, Burg MM. Planning ahead: End-of-life decisions for patients with defibrillators. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2019;42:548-552.

Rosman L, Rosenfeld LE, Johnston ML, Burg MM. Remote monitoring of implanted cardiac devices: A guide for patients and families. Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology. 2018;41:1224-1228.

Rosman L, Salmoirago-blotcher E, Wuensch KL, Cahill J, Sears SF. Contraception and Reproductive Counseling in Women with Peripartum Cardiomyopathy. Contraception. 2017;96(1):36-40.

Rosman L, Salmoirago-Blotcher E, Cahill J, Wuensch KL, Sears SF. Depression and health behaviors in women with Peripartum Cardiomyopathy. Heart and Lung. 2017;46(5):363-368.

Rosman L, Dunsiger S, Salmoirago-Blotcher E. Cumulative Impact of Stressful Life Events on the Development of Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy. Ann Behav Med. 2017;51(6):925-930.

Salmoirago-Blotcher E, Dunsiger S, Swales H, Aurigemma G, Ockene I, Rosman L, Wittstein I. Reproductive History of Women with Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy. Am J Cardiol. 2016;118(12):1922-1928.

Rhodes A, Rosman L, Cahill J, Ingles J, Murray B, Tichnell C, James CA, Sears SF. Minding the genes: A multidisciplinary approach towards genetic assessment of cardiovascular disease. Journal of Genetic Counseling. 2017; 26(2):224-231.

Salmoirago-Blotcher E, Rosman L, Wittstein IS, et al. Psychiatric history, post-discharge distress, and personality characteristics among incident female cases of takotsubo cardiomyopathy: A case-control study. Heart Lung. 2016; 45:503-509.

Ford J, Rosman L, Wuensch K, Irvine J, Sears SF. Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment of Posttraumatic Stress in Patients With Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators: Results From a Randomized Controlled Trial. J Trauma Stress. 2016;29:388-392.

Rosman L, Ford J, Whited A, et al. Compound risk: History of traumatic stress predicts posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms and severity in sudden cardiac arrest survivors. Eur J Cardiovasc Nurs. 2016;15:372-379.

Rosman L, Whited A, Lampert R, Mosesso VN, Lawless C, Sears SF. (2015). Cardiac Anxiety after Sudden Cardiac Arrest: Severity, Predictors and Clinical Implications. Int J Cardiology. 2015 Feb 15;181:73-76.

Rosman L, Cahill J, McCammon SL, Sears SF. Sexual Health Concerns in Patients with Cardiovascular Disease. Circulation. 2014;129(5):e313-16.




Dr. Lindsey Rosman, UNC Cardiology