Dora Lendvai Wischik

Metabolic health in Post 9/11 Veterans

Hometown/Country

Budapest, Hungary & Santa Monica, CA

Undergraduate Education 

Rutgers University

Mercer County Community College

Technical University of Budapest

Graduate Education 

UCLA School of Nursing

Research Interests

Metabolic health in Post 9/11 Veterans

Publications

Wischik DL, , Magny-Normilus C, Whittemore R. (2019) Risk Factors of Obesity in Veterans of Recent Conflicts: Need for Diabetes Prevention. Current Diabetes Report. 9(9):70. DOI: 10.1007/s11892-019-1191-9. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31368008/

Ebrahimi R, Shroyer, L. A., Dennis, P., Currier, J. W., & Wischik, DL. (2020) Music Can Reduce the Need for Pharmacologic Conscious Sedation During Invasive Coronary Angiography. Journal of Invasive Cardiology. 2020 Nov;32(11):440-444. Epub 2020 Oct 22.  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/33087584   

Brunet N, Moore DT, Wischik DL., Mattocks KM, Rosen MI. (2020). Increasing Buprenorphine Access for Veterans with Opioid Use Disorder in Rural Clinics Using Telemedicine. Substance Abuse. 1-8. DOI: 10.1080/08897077.2020.1728466  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/32078492  

Whittemore R, Siverly L, Wischik DL, Whitehouse CR. (2020) An Umbrella Review of Text Message Programs for Adults with Type 2 Diabetes. Diabetes Educator. 46(6):514-26. DOI: 10.1177/0145721720965464 https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33353511/

Podcast

Utilizing texting in Type 2 Diabetes Management: Perspectives from the Latest Research (January 5, 2021). Interview on The Huddle: Conversations with the diabetes care team podcast. Listen to the episode on https://thehuddle.simplecast.com/episodes/utilizing-texting-in-type-2-diabetes-management-perspectives-from-the-latest-research

Awards

Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Predoctoral Fellowship (National Institute Of Nursing Research of the National Institutes of Health; Award Number F31NR019934) (2021)

Eastern Nursing Research Society and the Council on the Advancement of Nursing Science (ENRS/CANS) 2021 Dissertation Award recipient (2021)

VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System- Evidence Based Fellowship Program Inductee (2017)

VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System- Certificate of Appreciation (2017)

Sigma Theta Tau Inductee- International Honor Society in Nursing (2011)

Henry Rutgers Scholar- Highest Honors (2004)

Trainings

Yale Center for Clinical Investigation Multidisciplinary Training in Translational Research Trainee (2020-2021)

Jonas Clinical Investigation Multidisciplinary Training in Translational Research Trainee (2020-2021)

Yale School of Nursing- Self and Family Management T32 Pre-Doctoral Fellow (2018 – 2019)

Extracurricular Activities

Besides doing my academic work, parenthood, athletics and the love of nature is what moves me forward. I was a fencer (Epee) throughout my childhood (in Hungary) and during college (in the USA), then became an avid cyclist while I lived in Southern California. Currently, in my “free time”, I teach Les Mills Bodypump™ (strength training) and Bodyflow™ (combination of Yoga, Tai chi and Pilates) classes to fellow physical activity enthusiasts. I try to spend time in nature as much as possible, hike, camp, garden and cook. But besides all this, my (other) favorite activity is to spend time with my 5-year-old ‘explorer’ son and dwell into imaginary superhero play.

My professional goal and mission in life is to improve the health of Post 9/11 Veterans and help uncover better health prevention and treatment strategies that are driven from a holistic nursing perspective.