Dora Lendvai

Metabolic health in Post 9/11 Veterans


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


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.

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.   

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  

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


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


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)


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.